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HONEYHONEY: “Keep making records you want to make, and not the ones you feel as if you’re supposed to make.” | Interview

Say “Hallelujah” I never knew ya until now HONEYHONEY will be releasing a new album on this Tuesday, June 9th, and it’s called 3 (you can pre-order it here). 3 was produced by Dave Cobb, who recently worked with Jason Isbell (Southeastern; Something More Than Free) and Sturgill Simpson (Metamodern Sounds in Country Music). Suzanne Santo and … Read more

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Photos + Words | Ryan Adams with Natalie Prass

Ryan Adams | All photos by Kristen Abigail The much awaited Ryan Adams tour hit the Ryman last night for night one out of two sold-out shows full of nostalgia and moments that Nashville will not forget anytime soon. The charming and sweet Natalie Prass opened the evening with a few surprises up her sleeve. … Read more

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Jason Isbell | 10 Songs, 10 Stories

Photo by Jason Gonulsen Happy Valentine’s Day. Jason Isbell plays the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis tonight, and while I will miss the show (I’m still dealing with an ear injury), that doesn’t mean I can’t write about his songs and what they’ve meant to me. If you don’t have plans tonight, go to … Read more

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Jason Isbell + Amanda Shires – Mutineer

Photo by Nate Burrell I met Amanda Shires in 2011. She played a show in St. Louis at some place called The Warehouse, and there were around seven people in attendance. I remember eating cold pizza with Shires after the show, and we talked about Nashville, Bonnaroo, Jason Isbell, Matthew Ryan, and music in general. … Read more

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Festival Review | 10 Things I Learned at Forecastle

All photos by Jason Gonulsen 2014 was my first Forecastle Festival, which was also happened to be my first music festival of the year. There are a few more on the agenda, but they’re all gonna have a hard time measuring up to my time spent in Louisville with Jack White, Jenny Lewis, Jason Isbell, … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Day Two Photo Recap: Jack White, Jason Isbell, Band of Horses, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Lord Huron, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jill Andrews, Goodbye June

Jack White closing out Day Two of Forecastle | All photos by Jason Gonulsen Day Two of the 2014 Forecastle Festival featured electric sets by Jack White, Jason Isbell, and Band of Horses. Isbell stole the day leading off with Southeastern’s “Flying Over Water,” while White played to thousands opening with The White Stripes’ “Dead … Read more

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The 50 Best Albums of 2013

Ladies and Gentleman, we pulled a Bud Selig. We have a tie. You’re just gonna have to listen to both of our #1’s very carefully and break it yourself. In any case, here are The 50 Best Albums of 2013 . . . according to us (with convenient links to stream, because we love you). … Read more

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The 150 Best Songs of 2013

Well, another trip around the sun. And here we are. Again, we haven’t listened to every release. We haven’t listened to every genre. And we know many of you are probably tired of lists. But, like we mentioned last year, this is all about discovery. And again like last year, with discovery being the reason … Read more

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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2013

Whatever happened to the dude on Nathaniel Rateliffe’s cover for Falling Faster Than You Can Run, well, we predict many sad bastard nights in his future. Folks, you know the image above well, and it can’t be good. She gone. However, there is hope for him to recover! (Sad drum roll…) Like we did last … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 11 Best Jason Isbell Songs

Photo by Michael Wilson And I should say I keep your picture with me every day The evenings now are relatively easy Here with you there’s always something to look forward to My lonely heart beats relatively easy My lonely heart beats relatively easy Tonight at Off Broadway (6/19) should be special as Jason Isbell returns … Read more

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Album Review | Jason Isbell – Southeastern

I’ve heard love songs make a Georgia man cry On the shoulder of somebody’s Saturday night Read the good book, studied it, too But nothing prepared me for living with you “Did we leave our love behind?” Jason Isbell asks on “Flying Over Water,” one of Southeastern’s electric and finest moments. This is mostly a … Read more

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Justin Townes Earle Announces Release Date for ‘Harlem River Blues’

Following up the 2009’s critically acclaimed Midnight at the Movies, Justin Townes Earle is set to release his next LP, Harlem River Blues, out September 14th on Bloodshot Records. The album features guest appearances from Jason Isbell, Bryn Davies and Calexico’s Paul Niehaus is a more mature, increasingly nuanced effort. Yet, it promises further standout … Read more