Jonathan Byrd on Wed, November 28, 2018

“…a folk singer with the heart of a rock ‘n’ roll band.” – K. Oliver, Free Times Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf […]

Jim Lauderdale on Sat, December 14, 2018

Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, […]

Kaitlin Butts on Sat, February 16, 2019

After listening to Kaitlin Butts’ pure and simple country music, it is obvious that she is not riding the fence where her music is concerned. With vocals that throw you back to the honesty of early female honky-tonkers, and with that nostalgia refreshingly uncontrived, this Oklahoman sings her songs with 50 years of heartbreak in […]

John Calvin Abney and Christy Hays on Fri, January 25, 2019

Nowadays, John Calvin Abney knows to look for the quiet. Through a decade’s worth of maturation, thousands of shows, and hundreds of thousands of miles, Abney’s in-between moments are spent in thought, putting words and composition to tape. He spent much of 2017 on the road, whether on guitar and keys for John Moreland or […]