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{Review} Wade Bowen Lets Go

SelfTitledWhen I wrote this cover story feature piece for Lone Star Music magazine five years ago, Wade Bowen was in a period of self-induced creative transition. Switching his band up, expanding songwriting partners, bringing in new producers, booking agents and management.  … Read the rest

{Review} Loco Gringo’s Lament Turns 20

by: Damon Rodgers

rwhIt seems 20th anniversaries of albums are everywhere now.   Off the top of my head, I know that Shelby Lynne, Wilco, and Todd Snider are all celebrating twenty years of something.   Of course, some of that is because of the resurgence of vinyl, which makes it a win/win for both the artist and the consumer. … Read the rest

{Review} Jonny Burke’s new EP

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Jonny Burke just released a pretty incredible self-titled EP that’s been in regular rotation in my playlist, so I figured I’d spread the word of good music. It’s got 3 songs that include the old Dedringer favorite, “Heart of Gold”… I absolutely love when songs can get new life and Heart of Gold is one that deserves it.… Read the rest

{Review} Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

sturgill-simpson-metamodern-sounds-in-country-music-1-300x300Every few years an artist comes along that is regarded as a country music savior, or in other words, an artist that resets the genre back to its roots while simultaneously pushing it forward.  Acts such as Randy Travis, Keith Whitley and Dwight Yoakam did this in the 80’s in response to the Urban Cowboy fad.  … Read the rest

{Review} Dan Adams – Live Oaks and Lights

big_1395174689LiveOaksAndLights260Dan Adams first came on my radar a couple years ago via Adam Hood.  Adams was a fellow southeastern expat frustratingly plying his songwriting trade in Nashville.  Through meeting several folks involved in the scene down here, the Georgia native soon realized his music fit more in the Americana/Texas mold than that of the trucks and tailgates Music Row rage.  … Read the rest