Author Archive: Sloane Spencer
Reed Turchi last appeared on Country Fried Rock with his self-titled band, Turchi. His solo release calls in several musician friends, and is even more influenced by his time with Ardent (where he recorded, as well) and Italian bluesman, Adriano Viterbini (who also plays on the album). Speaking in Shadows rocks, but Turchi recently recorded […]
The Paisley Fields are a Brooklyn country band, playing dance-able light honky-tonk songs with sweet lyrics and unexpected social commentary on urban life. James Wilson’s themes stay modern, while wrapping them in a fun, slightly retro sound. The Paisley Fields latest release, Oh These Urban Fences, is available now.
Purses is a new band with roots in #CFRalumni, The District Attorneys. Purses is an Athens, Georgia, supergroup, featuring Drew Beskin’s brand new song, “White Wire Handle,” premiered here. One of our most frequently referenced bands are mentioned in the song. Purses’ debut album, Obsess Much, is out 22 April 2016 on Laser Brains. A […]
Golden Eels popped onto my feed because of our mutual music preferences on Bandcamp. Their songwriter, Neil Golden, has played on records for several Athens, Georgia, bands, ranging from the Elephant 6 legends, Elf Power, to The Glands and #CFRalumni, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy. Periscopes in the Air leans toward the psychedelic pop sounds […]
Exclusive premiere of “Worn” by Driskill. Upcoming album Country Blues coming in April 2016. Driskill’s upcoming album, Country Blues, reflects their North Carolina musical roots, and sounds a bit like some of their regional neighbors, such as the early Avett Brothers. Driskill’s songs come from similar sources and draw from common lifestyles, so the familiar […]
Kevin Gordon‘s latest album, Long Gone Time, continues his thoughtful, critical examination of reconciling your love for family with deeply held incompatible beliefs. Country Fried Rock previously featured Gordon following his album, Gloryland. Gordon again recorded with his friend and frequent guitar player, Joe V. McMahan, and funded the album with a personal twist on […]
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Stream the new tune from Pauline Andres, “Drive Like Steve McQueen.” Her album, The Heart Breaks, will be released in the US on 4/15/16. (Clicking the image will take you to SoundCloud, where you can listen.)
This was the first song I saw ALT perform live. He’s finishing up round one on his next full-length album now. Cannot wait to hear more from this two-time #CFRalumni. Click image to watch on YouTube. Due to extremely expensive licensing costs and aggressive pursuit of small media like us by PROs, we cannot afford […]
Jeffrey Foucault’s (pronounced Folk-alt) latest album, Salt As Wolves, brings the #CFRalum (previously featured here) back to his rock and blues roots. The title references Shakespeare’s character, Iago, from Othello, but the songs reflect Foucault’s personal life more than any of his other albums. As he prepares for the European leg of his tour supporting […]
Caleb Caudle’s upcoming album, Carolina Ghost, is his first that’s been fully created since he got sober. The Country Fried Rock alum was previously featured on this program following Paint Another Layer on My Heart. He shares tips on releasing a record successfully, choosing songs to record, and the benefits of recording in a legendary […]
Adam Landry made a ton of records that I love, and several that we featured last year. As the first person who primarily works as a record producer that we have featured on Country Fried Rock, I did not even know that I liked his work until the middle of an interview last season, when […]