Whether solo or in Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar has created a canon of alt-country and Americana music that may be unrivaled. Brooding and intense, Farrar's songs chronicle the darker side of human emotions and like his songs, Farrar isn't the most upbeat guy on the block. ... More >>
Just over a year ago, we caught up with Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers as she was touring behind her excellent LP, Little Bird. That album not only showcased original material, but a return to the folk-rock form she used to become a '90s country darling.
Joe PugBack in July of last year in the paper version of DC9, we stated that folk troubadour and musical entrepreneur Joe Pug "devised a strategy for marketing himself that simply wouldn't have been possible only a few years ago." We were talking about the Internet, of course -- and in the blo ... More >>
Almost as funny as the Louvin Brothers Satan Is Real cover.Tomorrow night Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin, who sang with late brother Ira as the Louvin Brothers from the 1940s until the band's 1963 breakup, will perform at Lola's Stockyards in Fort Worth. Thanks to the fine folks at Spune ... More >>
On the road in his Dodge Dart, Slaid Cleaves is the last of the traveling troubadours
Why are most Christmas albums so bad?
A new record pays homage to Gram Parsons, a hero before his time
Charlie and Bruce Robison make their country family-style
Don Walser sings deep from the heart of Texas
Ramblin' Jack Elliott has a few more stories to tell
This season's Christmas album offerings
Emmylou Harris has a new boxed set, but she won't be trapped by that cardboard tombstone
Jimmie Dale Gilmore goes once more into the mystic