REVIEW: Strong Water’s “Bearfoot” is Simmering Energy

In 2018, Harrisonburg, Virginia based Americana folk-rock group Strong Water released their second LP, Bearfoot. In the past few years, the band has made their mark touring up and down the Mid-Atlantic to ever-growing audiences. Having quickly risen as big players in the local and regional music scene, Strong Water’s newest LP found them refining […]

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Show Review: Turnpike Troubadours Wowed Packed House at the National in Richmond

On December 12th, 2018, Oklahoma-based red dirt band Turnpike Troubadours brought their best faces to Richmond Virginia’s acclaimed music venue The National. The show was one of the first stops on their East Coast tour, and the band delivered an absolutely impressive performance. This was my third time seeing Turnpike Troubadours, and this was by […]

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REVIEW: Wheeler Walker Jr. Displays Incredible Musicianship Behind Lyrical Raunchiness

Despite the influence of corporate pop-country kingpins in Nashville, real country music is still alive and well. Since his 2016 breakout Redneck Shit, Wheeler Walker Jr has sought out to prove this. Back again with a heartfelt collection of songs written for his wife and son, Wheeler Walker Jr’s new album WWIII (Pepper Hill Records) […]

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REVIEW: Southern Culture on the Skids’ “Bootleggers Choice” Presents Rockabilly-Fusion’s Latest

After over 30 years performing and touring together, Southern Culture on the Skids is an institution in the world of roots music. The rockabilly-fusion band, featuring Dave Hartman on drums, Mary Huff on vocals/bass, and Rick Miller on vocals/guitar, presents their newest offering, Bootleggers Choice, presents new recordings of fan favorites from the out-of-print albums […]

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REVIEW: Sugarcane Jane’s “Southern State of Mind” is a Finely-Crafted Labor of Love

Southern State of Mind is the most recent album by husband/wife duo Sugarcane Jane. The Alabama Gulf-Coast based group, which consists of Savana Lee Crawford and Anthony Crawford, have made a name for themselves with their rich vocal harmonies and outstanding lyricism. The duo fills their sound out, bringing the energy of a full band, […]

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REVIEW: Will Hoge’s “My American Dream” is Topical, Intelligent, and Allegorical

The last few years have seen an outpouring of politically-driven music spanning many genres. This has come with some controversy, with many listeners suggesting that “politics has no place in music.” However, the truth of the matter is that music and politics have had a long history of intermingling. From Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” […]

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