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Musgraves, Carlile and The Vast Niche

  Think pieces galore have hit the web today after the triumphant Grammys night for both Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile.  Two artists born of stylized country roots with just enough off-kilter, rough edge to not fit the traditional molds.  Artists that are thriving in the niches and moving the mass needle to them instead […]

Mile 0, Year 2

“It takes a lot of damn work to get down here…it ain’t easy…and I say that as someone getting paid to be here!  So, I truly appreciate each and every one of you for spending your money and time to be here with me. It ain’t easy, but it’s worth it…right friends?” – Jack Ingram […]

Mile 0 2019 Preview

Last year’s inaugural Mile 0 Fest was a rousing success by any measure. As we’ve learned from the recent spate of coverage regarding the doomed Fyre Fest, putting one on of this magnitude isn’t an easy undertaking.  The Mile 0 folks took their time in planning and organizing a destination music festival and pulled if […]

The Thin Line of Influence: Cornell to Stapleton to Carlile and Beyond

Much has been made the past few years regarding the slide of country from traditional sounds into pop-ish tendencies.  One of the usual excuses given for this transition is the amalgam of influences that have informed the modern artists making the music.  Some artists such as Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris have used this to […]

PG Still Live After All These Years

There are dozens of records that have been landmarks for this scene over the past decades, but precious few standout as true monuments to a time, place and movement.  One such record is Pat Green’s Live at Billy Bob’s effort.  Originally recorded on December 4, 1998, and celebrated this past Saturday night as the crowning […]