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Justin Townes Earle photo by Joshua Black-Wilkins
Justin Townes Earle photo by Joshua Black-Wilkins
Justin Townes Earle photo by Joshua Black-Wilkins

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle was going to scrap Single Mothers after a record label squabble left the album in limbo. He recorded the follow-up, the equally poignant Absent Fathers, intending to put it out instead. But...

 
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Griffin House Photo Credit: McConville Studio
Griffin House Photo Credit: McConville Studio
Griffin House Photo Credit: McConville Studio
 

Griffin House On Letting Go

 
January 5, 2017
 



"It’s the least produced record I’ve done in a long time," says singer-songwriter Griffin House about his latest album and its surprisingly big sound. "It’s just five guys in a room playing."

 
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Handsome Ghost
Handsome Ghost
Handsome Ghost

"The collaborations were helpful and pushed me to be better and take more risks," says Tim Noyes about The Brilliant Glow EP from Handsome Ghost.

 
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Pretenders Credit Jill Furmanovsky
Pretenders Credit Jill Furmanovsky
Pretenders Credit Jill Furmanovsky
 

Chrissie Hynde: Alone But Not Alone

 
November 22, 2016
 



"It’s not a formula, but I haven’t changed," says Chrissie Hynde about the newest Pretenders album. "I still like the same things and this form of expression."

 
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Roots N Blues N BBQ
Roots N Blues N BBQ
Roots N Blues N BBQ

"No matter what you might come to Roots N Blues to see, it’s nearly 100 percent guaranteed that you’ll walk away with a new favorite or three from the weekend’s schedule."

 
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NOFX by Joe Leonard
NOFX by Joe Leonard
NOFX by Joe Leonard

"Being a musician is cool, but being in a punk rock band is even better because you don’t have to be perfect," says NOFX frontman/bassist Fat Mike.

 
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Devon Allman by Roman Sobus
Devon Allman by Roman Sobus
Devon Allman by Roman Sobus
 

Devon Allman’s Expansive Sound

 
October 31, 2016
 



"This time, I thought that I’d earned my stripes and I had my fanbase," says Devon Allman about trying something new on RIDE OR DIE. "I felt my fans were ready to hear me stretch out."

 
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© 2013 Medeski Martin & Wood
© 2013 Medeski Martin & Wood
© 2013 Medeski Martin & Wood

"If you keep moving and growing, it helps everything," says Medeski Martin & Wood keyboardist John Medeski, affirming that band members' side projects have been instrumental in keeping the group together.

 
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Mark Chesnutt
Mark Chesnutt
Mark Chesnutt
 

Mark Chesnutt: One for the fans

 
October 24, 2016
 



A Beaumont, Texas native, singer-guitarist Mark Chesnutt delivered his first hit back in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home.” Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Jimmy Ritchey, his new album, Tradition Lives, sounds like a th...

 
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Lecrae, credit Mary Caroline Mann
Lecrae, credit Mary Caroline Mann
Lecrae, credit Mary Caroline Mann
 

Lecrae: Music that endures

 
October 23, 2016
 



"It’s all preceding an album which I feel will be a timeless piece of work that articulates what we need to hear in this day and age," says rapper Lecrae about preparing an all-out production for his fall tour.