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Category Archives: Cd Reviews

Something More Than Free – Jason Isbell

"Something More Than Free" - Jason Isbell

Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell’s follow-up to 2013’s Southeastern is not yet out but you can listen to it here (courtesy of NPR). I’ve only given it one listen so far but I can tell I’m going to be listening to it a lot more. Takes me a while Read more →

Southeastern – Jason Isbell

Southeastern - Jason Isbell

In late 2005, I was home listening to an album by a band I had recently discovered called the “Drive-By Truckers” I enjoyed their raucous and rowdy southern rock sound. It wasn’t until I heard:, “You want to grow up to paint houses like me, A trailer in my yard till Read more →

Goodbye Normal Street – Turnpike Troubadours

Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street

The Turnpike Troubadours are an Oklahoma based group of talented musicians with a unique ability to perfectly blend the soul of traditional country music with a rambunctious sound of today’s modern Texas music scene. “Goodbye Normal Street” is the 3rd studio album and I believe to be their finest work Read more →

Ronnie Fauss – I Am The Man You Know I’m Not

I Am The Man You Know I'm Not

Special October  treat!    Ronnie Fauss’s debut full length CD,  I Am The Man You Know I’m Not, was released on NormalTown Records, an imprint of New West Records.  For now, at least, it’s streaming here. Fauss continues with his trademark raspy voice and he’ll get you coming and going – with his Read more →

Dara

Dara

  Ever just wanna kick back on the porch and listen to something new – then you realize that the perfect voice, perfect song sends you sailing far, far away? The voice is so soothing, sweet, clear, touching.  Another UK import with sweet, sweet guitar, played so lovingly, lyrics so Read more →

Rose’s Pawn Shop

Rose's Pawn Shop - Dancing on the Gallows

Um, okay, so I found this email from Rose’s Pawn Shop way down deep in my inbox.  Don’t know how I missed it. Glad I found it though ’cause these guys are really good!  It’s that Appalachian/Bluegrass/Americana/Rock thing we like so well at SlackerCountry.com.  Yeah, think Avett Brothers, Old Crow Read more →

Rat Trapper

Rat Trapper - Laramie, Wyoming

There are just a whole helluva lot of things that don’t happen around here a whole helluva lot of the time, but sometimes….the strangest combinations of people get together and form a band – the right way. I’m fascinated, intrigued and ever-so entertained by a new young band that just sprung up Read more →

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “Here We Rest”

Here We Rest - Jason Isbell

It’s not a well-kept secret that Jason Isbell songs just send me tingling all over, right?  So, my old cabana boy called me the other night and said “Have you heard the new Jason Isbell record?” “No, where’d you hear it?” “Oh, they’re playing a few tracks on Outlaw Country Read more →

The Streakin’ Healys – “Booze Fighter”

The Streakin' Healys "Booze Fighter"

It starts with a mellow guitar chord, the sound of beer can popping open, and then busts into some Celtic punk-sounding hillbilly bluegrass with redneck/punk vocals and a manic fiddle. Read more →

The good, the sad, and the pretty…

Jon Durham

  JON DURHAM – Roots and Wings (2008), Half Fast Music I was so pleased to find this in my mailbox one day. The cover art and the song titles are so pretty. Inside are words of wisdom – “Remember your roots and use your wings”, “Wings can unfold at Read more →

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