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T-Model Ford & GravelRoad release “Taledragger” album

James Lewis Carter Ford, also known by the moniker T-Model Ford, is the blues. That is to say, the blues isn’t just a way to describe his music but also his life – hard times and hard liquor, bad women … Continue reading

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Tom VandenAvond’s fifth full-length album “You Oughta Know Me By Now”

It is no secret that country music has really gone downhill in recent years, both in the mainstream and underground alike. In fact, many of the late, great progenitors of the movement – Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Woodie Guthrie, Waylon … Continue reading

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Hillgrass Bluebilly’s tribute to Hank Williams and Leadbelly — “Hiram & Huddie”

Throughout the times and all the way up to the present the enduring repertoires of early country and blues artists have lived on. In many cases the songs are even more popular today than they were during the lifetimes of … Continue reading

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Hillgrass Bluebilly re-releases Left Lane Cruiser’s debut “Gettin’ Down On It”

When it comes to the vast and crazy wilderness that is today’s underground music scene, there occasionally comes along a band or singer/songwriter that turns out to be an entirely different breed of animal than we are accustomed to. Fort … Continue reading

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Black Prairie’s “Feast of the Hunters’ Moon”

Portland, Oregon’s five-piece acoustic ensemble Black Prairie, though somewhat of a side project for all involved, has a rather intriguing repertoire of songs, as well as a lineup of seasoned Northwestern songwriters and musicians. Now, I wasn’t exactly privy to … Continue reading

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Molly Gene One Whoaman Band

From the depths of the one-man band underground there has emerged an undeniably impressive female singer/songwriter — a one-woman band, rather — whose dirty blues and raw country sound is quickly earning her a place among the more notable artists … Continue reading

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“Feed the Family” by Possessed by Paul James

If I were to make a list of the twenty most important singer/songwriters of our time, John Konrad Wert, better known under the moniker Possessed by Paul James, would undoubtedly be among those at the very top, if not the … Continue reading

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