Hayes Carll: What It Is

Posted on Mar 2, 2019 in Reviews
Hayes Carll: What It Is

At a Sturgill Simpson show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium a few years back, some drunk dudes got into a fight down in front of the stage. As they were escorted out, Simpson said something along the lines of, “One of these days, these bearded, redneck motherf#@kers are going to realize I’m not one of them.” […]

Yola: Walk Through Fire

Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in Reviews
Yola: Walk Through Fire

There’s a thing that humans do: We put things within boxes and boundaries, so that we might, somehow, understand the world around us. We have a deep need to know where something or someone fits in the greater scheme of things, even though nothing and no one really does. “This fits that. That means this.” […]

J.S. Ondara: Tales of America

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Reviews
J.S. Ondara: Tales of America

The idea — or, more rightly so, the myth — of the American dream is something that reverberates the world over. Though the specific details are likely different for everyone, the overarching vision is certainly the same, summed up pretty well in the iconic “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” phrase. In the world’s […]