Tag Archive for outlaw country

Class of 2016: The Overachievers

2016 was a shit year. Seriously. We experienced one of the ugliest elections in recent history. Social progress not only came to a halt, but there are elements within our country that would be happy to see us rewind the past half century. And everybody died. Well, not everybody, but you know what I mean. We lost Prince, David Bowie, and Leonard… Read more →

Sturgill Simpson. Ogden Theatre. 11.05.15

Sturgill Simpson. Ogden Theatre. 11.05.15 As the old-timey sounds of The Osborne Brothers’ “Listening to the Rain” bled into the glammy jam of T. Rex’s “The Motivator”, the man who has been called the Savior of Country Music didn’t have much to say about anything at all. It had only been twenty-four hours since Chris Stapleton embarrassed the status quo… Read more →

Sturgill Simpson. Red Rocks. 07.11.15

Sturgill Simpson. Red Rocks. 07.11.15 “I listen to everything except for country music.” If I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard that, I would have a crapload of quarters. Even my mother, who literally grew up in the rodeo, couldn’t stand it when my dad would tune the dial to the country station. “It’s all the same song,”… Read more →

Jamey Johnson. Joe’s Bar. 04.10.15

Jamey Johnson. Joe’s Bar. 04.10.15 “My Home’s in Alabama” was being piped over the PA at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. I was a thousand miles from home and at least half that far from Alabama. The Chicago crowd ranged from the slightly buzzed to the fall-down drunk. They were rowdy as hell as they sang about being “southern born… Read more →

Jamey Johnson. Grizzly Rose. 05.23.12

For those of you who follow this blog, it might surprise you to learn I’ve had a long history with country music.  My mom was raised among cowboys, cowgirls, horses, bulls and steers.  For her, rodeos were a way of life, and a hard life it was.  So when she grew up, she shunned the soundtrack of those dusty days… Read more →

Re-Up: September 2010

Every month I will recap the albums and songs I can recommend under the Re-Up heading. Click on each album cover for more information and song link to play the song.  Right-click and ‘Save Link As’ to download song. Albums: Songs: ▲POPDRONE – Belong To (internet only) All Tiny Creatures ft. Justin Vernon – An Iris (from Harbors out early… Read more →

Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song In a time when country has gone pop and the concept of an album is supposedly dead, Jamey Johnson spits in the face of all things modern and releases a double-album overflowing with good ol’ outlaw country music.  This may be the best album in the genre over the the past 20 years. Jamey… Read more →