A chat with Gillian Welch, who plays the Folly this Friday

A chat with Gillian Welch, who plays the Folly this Friday

A chat with Gillian Welch, who plays the Folly this Friday

David Rawlings and Gillian WelchHenry DiltzWith her musical partner, David Rawlings, singer-songwriter Gillian Welch crafts rich and intricate folk songs t...

Source: www.thepitchkc.com/arts-entertainment/music/qas/blog/21022181/gillian-welch-chat-with-the-pitch-ahead-of-fridays-show-at-the-folly

Live review: The Byrds’ Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn celebrate Sweetheart of the Rodeo at the Folly

Live review: The Byrds' Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn celebrate Sweetheart of the Rodeo at the Folly

Live review: The Byrds' Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn celebrate Sweetheart of the Rodeo at the Folly

In order to assess the longtime reach of the Byrds’ 1968 album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, one only need look as far as the artist backing Chris Hillman an...

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Review: Bear Family’s ‘At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight’

Review: Bear Family’s ‘At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight’

Review — Bear Family’s ‘At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight’

Bear Family’s latest box-set is their biggest ever, weighing in at 9.5 pounds and consisting of 20 compact discs and a 224-page hardback book. It’s the size of 20 LPs stacked on top of one another, clocking in at an astonishing 25+ hours of audio. At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight is an astonishing historical record of the country music program’s 12-year run (and then some), broadcasted on Shreveport’s KWKH-AM.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/11/16/review-bear-familys-at-the-louisiana-hayride-tonight/

The Texas Gentlemen’s Daniel Creamer on the band’s debut album, ahead of Saturday’s Record Bar show

The Texas Gentlemen's Daniel Creamer on the band's debut album, ahead of Saturday's Record Bar show

The Texas Gentlemen's Daniel Creamer on the band's debut album, ahead of Saturday's Record Bar show

The Texas Gentlemen.Joseph LlanesThe Texas Gentlemen's debut album, TX Jelly, is straight out of the 1970s, incorporating elements of country, funk, singer...

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Captured by Robots, Katy Guillen & the Girls, and Victor Wooten Trio are among November’s worthiest shows

Captured by Robots, Katy Guillen & the Girls, and Victor Wooten Trio are among November's worthiest shows

Captured by Robots, Katy Guillen & the Girls, and Victor Wooten Trio are among November's worthiest shows

Victor Wooten TrioYes, the weather is less agreeable these days, but the concert calendar isn't cooling off anytime soon. November gives you plenty of reas...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/forecast/blog/20981157/captured-by-robots-katy-guillen-the-girls-and-victor-wooten-trio-are-among-novembers-worthiest-shows

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

With Tidal Waves Music’s reissues of three early Link Wray releases — 1971’s Mordicai Jones, 1972’s Be What You Want To, and 1973’s Beans and Fatback — the label is opening up the iconic guitarist’s music beyond just the swampy instrumentals Wray recorded with the Ray Men in the ‘60s.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/19/review-roundup-tidal-waves-musics-link-wray-reissues/

Exclusive: Listen to the premiere of Fred Wickham’s ‘Mariosa Delta’

Exclusive: Listen to the premiere of Fred Wickham's 'Mariosa Delta'

Brian ByersIt's been 16 years since Hadacol's second and final album, All In Your Head. The band broke up shortly after its release, and it never really go...

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Review of The Grisly Hand’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

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A double album can be an odd duck, but Kansas City’s The Grisly Hand may have unlocked its secrets. On the surface, the idea of recording 19 songs, putting them out as two separate compact discs (a year apart), and then re-sequencing them as a double vinyl release (now self-titled) sounds overly-complicated, and maybe it is. However, while the two albums which comprise The Grisly Hand’s double LP — last year’s Flesh & Gold, and this year’s Hearts & Stars — are both excellent records on their own, it’s when the two are combined that this music really takes shape.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17

Recommending Nikki Lane’s “Jackpot” at Modern Vinyl

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For every discussion about how Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton are bringing energy and fervor back to country music, while making it “real” again, I can’t help but feel like Nikki Lane is getting shunted to the side. She’s been kicking out albums since her 2011 debut, Walk of Shame, a full three years prior to Simpson’s debut. The title track’s liberated, feminist embrace of the same topics Simpson would get praise for on Metamodern Sounds in Country Music‘s “Life of Sin” three years later should give Lane the same acclaim as her male peers, but for some reason, she’s been quietly relegated to the background when discussion of taking back Nashville comes around.
Read the full recommendation at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17

Review of John Prine’s ‘In Spite of Ourselves’ at Modern Vinyl

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When In Spite of Ourselves was first released in 1999, it was pretty noteworthy, serving as John Prine’s first album since beating neck cancer. His voice is raspy and worn, if not a little battered by his battle and surgery, and so he’s paired himself with nine different female singers. And these duets hearken back to the era from which Prine has drawn all but the title track. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, duets were a matter of course — George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Porter Waggoner and Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, to name but a few.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 9/19/16