Texas-born, New York-based songwriter and storyteller, Jarrod Dickenson’s new album “The Lonesome Traveler” is the perfect blend of classic folk, down-home blues and intellectual stories that will leave you begging for more.
“Wearing a trilby at a jaunty angle and being tall, skinny and possessing a voice like a young Tom Waits the young Texan Jarrod Dickenson cuts an odd looking figure on the stage but his songs are all extremely well crafted with melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for; but it’s his world weary voice and phrasing that will win him legions of admirers in the very near future.”–Alan Harrison–“No Depression”
Laura Stevenson got her start as a pick-up player in the Long Island punk rock collective Bomb The Music Industry. During her tenure, Stevenson began privately composing songs on the softer side of indie rock and traditional folk. With the addition of Mike Campbell and Alex Billig began playing out as Laura Stevenson and the Cans.
Todd Farrell and the Dirty Birds take cues from southern rock, country, alternative, and surprisingly punk. This eclectic genre mishmash gives it a stripped down, unconventional, and down to earth sort of sound. The guys display a love for their roots, but still feel like they want to add certain more youthful dynamics to a sound that hasn’t changed much since the days of Lynrd Skynrd. Where Fake Cowboys Go to Drink is a mix of nostalgia and home sickness, yet it manages to not beat the user down with the negativity, rather it opts for the optimism for the past and hopes for a better future.
The arts, music & culture in Providence is experiencing a genuine rock & roll revolution, and has been for the past few years or so. Bands are coming out of the woodwork with spine-tingling guitar solos, pulsating drums and lyrics about life, love, drinkin’ and everything in between. Another great example of this phenomenon that’s […]
The award-winning Lonesome Sisters, Debra Clifford and Sarah Hawker – niece of Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz and winner of “Best Country Song” at the 2004 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest – team up once again with Riley Baugus, of “Cold Mountain” fame and veteran musician who has toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, […]
On their third offering, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter widen their musical palette ever so slightly. The first noticeable difference is in the grain of Sykes’ voice. She is far more world-worn this time out. She’s raspier, digging into the meat of her lyrics more and stubbornly holding on to her syllables to open […]
Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings is a posthumous album by country music singer Waylon Jennings to be released on September 11, 2012. The release will include eight unreleased songs written and recorded by Jennings along with his bassist Robby Turner during the last years of his life as well as eight songs never released […]
Rose returns with The Stand-In, an album she describes as her “first attempt at a high kick”. What she means by that is anyone’s guess: More self-confident? A more expansive sound? More emotional, perhaps? Or an attempt to break into the mainstream? In some ways, The Stand-In is a combination of all these. Compared to […]