Song Premiere: Gene D. Turonis a.k.a “Gene D. Plumber”‘s “Round and Round We Go” is Eclectic, Pretty Folk Song

Gene D. Turonis, a.k.a “Gene D. Plumber” has released a song from his forthcoming album All the Pretty Girls (Bar/None Records), produced by Marc Jonson .  The song is part folk song and part pretty jewelry-box ballerina lullaby.  The rest of the album is equally catchy, with tributes to Willie Nelson and George Jones, along […]

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Video Premiere: Jeff Plankenhorn’s “Love is Love” Video is Poignant Display

Introducing the video premier for Love is Love from Jeff Plankenhorn’s forthcoming release Sleeping Dogs (Spike Steel Records) available May 4th. The album was co-produced with “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb and has received considerable participation and support from long-time cohorts Ray Wylie Hubbard, Patty Griffin, Jon Dee Graham, Miles Zuniga and Gabriel Rhodes. “The “Love Is […]

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REVIEW: Old Crow Medicine Show’s New Release is Innovative and Traditional Blend

Old Crow Medicine Show celebrates their twentieth anniversary with the release of their truly excellent, well-rounded album Volunteer (Columbia Records Nashville). Two decades have only sharpened the band’s picking, which shines on the instrumental “Elzick’s Farewell.” This new-age old-time string band sounds every bit as vibrant as it ever has. With production duties handled by […]

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Interview: Jay Dee Maness on new album with Lloyd Green, the Byrds, Dukes of Hazzard and Working with Tom Petty

Jay Dee Maness is an acclaimed pedal steel guitar player who played on the Byrds’ 1968 Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia). Lloyd Green was the second steel guitar player on that album, and as a 50th anniversary commemoration, together the two of them have created an instrumental tribute to that album: Journey to the Beginning: […]

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