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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 […]

Favorites of 2018

The albums, songs, people and places (in no particular order) that were our favorites in 2018.   ALBUMS Kevin Galloway – The Change Galloway’s powerful vocals drive each song and provide them the proper gravitas to match the lyrics he has strained from his real life’s experiences.  These songs are unmistakably positive and affirming. Galloway […]

Charlie Robison Will Remain The Life of the Party

The mandolin burst out of the busted speaker  like a semi going  a little too fast and passing you on a two lane road.  Just as that truck shakes the windshield and vibrates the steering wheel, the voice of Charlie Robison singing about his buddy back in ’81 shook me.  It was unmistakably different, undeniably […]

Charlie Robison: Reaction

Damn Charlie Robison. Don’t even know what to say. Life of the Party will always be in my top 10. Thank you for all the great songs and great hangs. Sad day for sure man. Enjoy retirement and all the fishing trips you can handle! — WadeBowen (@WadeBowen) September 25, 2018 @CharlieRobison Hey buddy. Thinking […]