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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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Music in Film, parts I & II

I. Music in Film When artistic mediums collide for certain endeavors they can end up with either absolutely brilliant or altogether disastrous results. Of course, the combining of mediums isn’t a new concept by any means, though the way in … 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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