Various Artists – Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

Posthumously unearthing and arranging unrecorded lyrics by late great musicians may not be the most frequent tribute album path but neither is it rare or indeed fruitless phenomenon.  Certainly Billy Bragg & Wilco’s enjoyable Mermaid Avenue project in the late-‘90s/early-‘00s, to breathe life into unheard Woody Guthrie songs, is a shining … [Read more...]

Petracovich – Crepusculo

The latest album from Petracovich, Crepusculo, has a certain sense of transition and tragedy imbued. Lead singer Jessica Peters-Malmberg recorded the album during her pregnancy. After her son was born and passed away shortly after the album was shelved and brought back to life a year later, along with Jessica’s enduring passion to sing and play the … [Read more...]

Lucinda Williams on Tour

5/28: Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues 5/29: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre 5/30: Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center 6/01: Santa Fe, NM @ Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre 6/03: Denver, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens 6/04: Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditorium 6/06: Council Bluffs, IA @ Whiskey Roadhouse 6/07: ONEIDA, WI @ ONEIDA BINGO & CASINO - PAVILION … [Read more...]

Paula Sinclair – Steady Girl

The rich alt-country of Steady Girl could fit comfortably in the rotation at your local country radio station. The album calls attention to Paula Sinclair's honest reflections, and her earthy vocals would be a nice counterpoint to the glossier stylings of artists like Carrie Underwood. Sinclair works out of Portland, Oregon.  Although the singer … [Read more...]