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Rock & Roots Artist - Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

Aug 3, 2015

Review: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood' - NPR's Tom Moon

Among the delights of Lianne La Havas' 2012 debut Is Your Love Big Enough? was its sense of scale. Here was a songwriter of considerable lyric skill and pop ambition who didn't always follow the prevailing verse/chorus/hook code — particularly the expectation that fireworks need to arrive within the first 90 seconds, and repeat on cue 60-90 seconds later.

Rock & Roots Artist - Wilco: 'Star Wars'

Jul 26, 2015

Wilco surprised fans late last week by posting a brand new album online for free download. The band's grimiest work to date, Star Wars spreads fuzzed-out experimentation and quirky glam over 11 tracks. "Magnetized" brings the record to a mellow finish, echoing the tuneful bounce and stately songwriting of late-era Beatles recordings.

The Catskill Mountains hid rock n rolls best kept secret for almost 18 years. Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full-length albums and an EP produced by Randy Jackson (American Idol), and enchanted tastemakers ranging from The Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today, and The New Yorker. They have shared the stage with such heavyweights as Gov t Mule, Dr. Review by Thom Jurek

Review: Leon Bridges, 'Coming Home': Ann Powers…


Imagine attending a show featuring Jimi Hendrix and Alabama Shakes, or My Morning Jacket, U2, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, and many more!

Rock & Roots Artist: Amy Helms 'Didn't It Rain'

Jun 28, 2015

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Songs We Love: Amy Helm, 'Rescue Me': Elena See...

Is Amy Helm's new song, "Rescue Me," about what it means to be in love? Maybe. Is it a song that acknowledges that we need to hang on to the people who are most important to us? Most assuredly. It's also a song that lets Helm's glorious, soulful voice soar over a gentle piano and thrumming electric bass.

Saraya's Bonnaroo 2015 follow up!

Jun 24, 2015

Most people with any knowledge of live music whatsoever know Bonnaroo to be THE behemoth of all live music events. And as a 12-stage, 130+ band monster of a festival sprawled across 700 acres in the middle of a Tennessee farm, it is certainly one of the most amped up and ambitious musical undertakings that I can fathom – attracting more than 80,000 fans, the festival singlehandedly turns Manchester, Tenn. (a city that normally has a population of around 10,000) into the 7th largest city in Tennessee for four days each June.


Jun 23, 2015



Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was the subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits.