Something More Than Free Jason Isbell Southeastern Records, 2015 Americana artists are a dime a dozen. The field is as crowded as that of the 2016 GOP hopefuls, and sometimes it can feel just as stodgy and unimaginative. How long can a genre go back to the well of its influences – the cadences and […]Read more "Roots and Roses"
This week on Old School Record Review, Jefferson Grizzard called into the show to talk about his album, Learning How to Lie. With gospel flavors provided by the McCrary singers and a high level backing band of Nashville session musicians, Jefferson has created an album of true roots/blues/Americana music. The album is available through his […]Read more "Old School Record Review #22- Jefferson Grizzard"
This week on Old School Record Review, Boston based singer-songwriter Liz Frame of Liz Frame and The Kickers called into the show to discuss her band’s EP, Justine. With a knack for universal storytelling and powerful vocals, Liz has often been compared to artists like Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant. You can purchase […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Ep. #20- Liz Frame and The Kickers"
This week on the Classic Crowes series is the final episode, where Dave breaks down The Black Crowes 1996 album, Three Snakes and One Charm. The Black Crowes fourth album marked a return of the choir and a blend of influences that would characterize the future catalog of the band. This is the one that […]Read more "I Fucking Love That Band Ep. #15- Classic Crowes (Part 4 of 4)"
This week is part three of the Classic Crowes series on I Fucking Love That Band. The Black Crowes released Amorica in 1994, two years after The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. This album represented an expanding musical palette for the Crowes as they experimented with new sounds, styles and instruments. Check back next week […]Read more "I Fucking Love That Band Ep. #14- Classic Crowes (Part 3 of 4)"
Vinnie Armanino is back to join Dave on the podcast and this week they shared their journeys as deadheads. Vinnie was one of the original deadheads, having enjoyed the band’s music since the late 1960s. Dave only had the chance to see one Grateful Dead show, which happened to be on the final tour in […]Read more "I Fucking Love That Band Ep. #11 The Grateful Dead"
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly twenty years since Tom Petty released Wildflowers. Looking back on an album like this really took me back to my teenage years of discovering roots rock and Americana/folk. Shouting out “Let’s roll another joint” was an often repeated occurrence in 1994-1995. This album is well worth a listen. […]Read more "I Fucking Love That Band Ep# 10 Tom Petty-Wildflowers"
Singer songwriter Molly Durnin joins Dave on the podcast to break down a few songs from her album Run and talk a bit about her plans for recording her next album in the fall/winter of 2014. As special treat, we have the first live performances on the podcast as Molly performs “Holy Ground” and “Cheap […]Read more "Old School Record Review Interview Series Ep. #15 Molly Durnin"