Alabama Kick Ass: Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds – “Calling My Name”

Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds “Calling My Name” Honey’s Fury WOW!!!!!!  That’s all I can say.  Take Melissa Ethridge and throw her in southern Alabama, and give her kick-ass tunes, and you get Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds.  … Continue Reading

New Americana: Mink’s Miracle Medicine – “Page Of You”

Mink’s Miracle Medicine “Page Of Me” Pyramid Theory Coming from my backyard, Harper’s Valley, WV, Mink’s Miracle Medicine has managed to change the whole sound of Americana/country music just by the shear honesty of their music.  Mink’s Miracle Medicine consists … Continue Reading

Perfect Desert Rock : Lord Huron – “Ancient Names (Part I)”

  One of my favorite discoveries, Lord Huron, has released a new single “Ancient Names” from an untitled upcoming album. As is their M.O. the new single is pure groove rock straight out of the desert. It has a hook, … Continue Reading

Vulnerability: Tyson Motsenbocker – “Coeur D’Alene”

Tyson Motsenbocker “Coeur D’Alene” Almira I love confessional Americana, and very few do it as well as Tyson Motsenbocker.  His lyrics are so wonderfully introspective, his guitar playing so crisp, his tenor voice so honest and vulnerable.  Motsenbocker reminds me … Continue Reading

Folk For The Next Generation: The Builders And The Butchers – “Casket Lands”

The Builders and The Butchers “Casket Lands” The Spark I love Americana when it preaches.  The Builders and The Butchers are one of those bands who definitely testify and speak out against the evil they see around them without pulling … Continue Reading