My Alt-Country History
Apr26

My Alt-Country History

When I first heard Eric Church singing “Jeff Tweedy was one bad mother” on the title track off Mr. Misundersood it occurred to me that there is likely a huge segment of new country fans who have no idea who Tweedy is through no fault of their own. It’s not like his music was ever played on country radio, which is a shame. If it wasn’t for trailblazing Alt-Country artists like Tweedy, I may never have heard artists like Church, Kenny...

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How I Discovered American Aquarium
May16

How I Discovered American Aquarium

Do you like good music? I am guessing/hoping the answer is emphatically YES. But are you a fan of Alternative Country or Americana? I think I’ve always been, but I just didn’t know that’s what it was called. Thank goodness for my buddy Baron Lane at TwangNation.com, the unofficial-Ambassador-of-Americana and Official-Americana-Grammy-Blogger/Journo who over the years gives me listening assignments/suggestions or just...

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Concert Review: Eric Church in Washington, DC
Mar13

Concert Review: Eric Church in Washington, DC

Eric Church’s Outsiders World Tour invaded the Nation’s Capital on March 10th with a healthy helping of southern fried rock and down-home country music. Kicking off the show was Yallternative stalwarts the Drive-By Truckers, who brought their Muscle Shoals’ inspired southern rock anthems to the Verizon Center crowd. Unfortunately, the arena was less than half empty for the majority of their performance, but those who were witness to...

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