Concert Review: Old 97’s – Rams Head On Stage
Apr12

Concert Review: Old 97’s – Rams Head On Stage

Fifteen years ago my life changed when I married my college girlfriend and we moved from our two-bedroom apartment in the Adam’s Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC to a house in Annapolis, MD. As Annapolitans we took to the local customs which include listening to the locally-owned independent radio station WRNR. It was around this time when we were first introduced to a band that has been our favorite since —  the Old 97’s....

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Concert Review: Rhett Miller in Annapolis
May20

Concert Review: Rhett Miller in Annapolis

Wildly energetic Old 97’s front man Rhett Miller recently stormed into Annapolis for a career spanning 26-song set to a nearly packed Rams Head on Stage. Armed with gorgeous Gibson acoustic guitar, Miller is touring in support of his latest solo effort The Traveler. The Dallas native is no fool though, while he played a handful of songs from the tremendous new album, most of the night Miller treated the amped up crowd to a veritable...

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Ready to Make Nice with the Dixie Chicks
Feb20

Ready to Make Nice with the Dixie Chicks

In the late 80s through the early 00s, you could say something to me about a popular country musician and it would be met with a blank stare…indifference. I was into punk rock, alternative and indie rock (not to be confused with what is now called “indie”). I’d see the big hair and mullets on country CD covers and waved it off as not for me (yeah, I judged books by their covers, sue me). At this point I should also mention that I...

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Yallternative in 2014 Albums – Country Music
Dec31

Yallternative in 2014 Albums – Country Music

There’s an abundance of killer country music that quite simply doesn’t fit into today’s rank and file mainstream radio format. We here at Country Music #CMchat call this brand of burgeoning country music “Yallternative.” There were a lot of fantastic Yallternative albums made this year, but the following seven albums stood out and proved to be my absolute favorites. This year’s list includes a...

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