Author Archive: Sloane Spencer
I met The Howlin’ Brothers in the parking lot at the Family Wash in East Nashville during Americana Music Festival in 2012. I had seen them a couple of times at the Station Inn, and mistakenly thought they were from North Carolina. As we chatted in the parking lot, Ian Craft told me that they […]
Sarah Gayle Meech looks like a nouveaux rockabilly woman, but her music is straight up traditional country. Her debut album, One Good Thing, shares Meech’s original tunes with an amazing backing band and stellar studio musicians. Just try not to dance while you listen. Don’t let the A-list players distract you, though, because Meech’s live […]
Bex Marshall’s latest album, House of Mercy, reflects both the songs on this record, and the actual name of her home-recording studio-record label-life. She is a noted slide guitar player, who also loves the resonator (dobro) and banjo, and manages to bring in those sounds to a cohesive, roots rock record. I am always interested when […]
Samantha Harlow‘s debut full-length record, Love Letters, brought together her songs with a stellar Nashville team, including co-producer, Kenny Vaughn. While studio and stage notables like Jen Gunderman, John McTigue, Mike Shannon, Wes Burkhart, Simon Roper and background vocals from Derek Hoke fill the sounds, Harlow’s songs maintain their simple, sad essence. Love Letters is […]
Sam Doores collaborates in recording and performing, making creative and practical decisions that allow his songs to reach as many audiences as possible. Whether Doores is playing solo, with his band, in a duo setting with a stompbox, or as part of Hurray for the Riff Raff, the versatile musician and songwriter is adding more […]
Ooh! New track leaked from Boo Ray with Jodi James! Boo’s new record is coming out in May 2013. Boo Ray has a new record coming in 2013, but here’s Bad News Travels Fast.
Rachel Brooke‘s visual aesthetic reflects her musical vision. The songwriter from Michigan views her projects conceptually, from the presentation to the sound. A faded photograph in a diner led to the theme for her most recent release, A Killer’s Dream. While stretching across the country spectrum, Brooke’s songwriting is generally dark, bubbling up from her more challenging […]
Country Fried Rock alums, Midnight Salvage Co. have some new tracks they’d love for y’all to enjoy! Spread the word for these guys & enjoy. Be sure to check out the rest of Midnight Salvage Co’s music. Buy their last record here on Amazon.
Fun! Got a leaked track from Andrew Leahey’s Summer Sleeves EP! Stream it here: Check out the video here: Honestly, I know of Leahey more for being friends with a lot of musicians I know and for his journalism, so this is a lovely addition to his repertoire!
New music from Country Fried Rock alumna, Nora Jane Struthers! Check out our conversation after her debut album years ago HERE. Buy her music HERE.
Chicago Farmer plays Mid-Western folk music celebrating the work ethic and community support of the small towns dotting the flatlands. As the musical persona of Cody Diekhoff, his roots in a tiny town form a strong foundation for the art he continues to create as he has moved back and forth across Illinois, to Chicago […]