Tom Russell on Thu, March 1, 2013

Tom Russell

Tom Russell is a master storyteller and Mesabi, his new release for Shout! Factory , corrals some of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most compelling tales to date. A thread runs through its songs, a zigzagging but determinedly solid line that connects the perilous bordertown of Juarez, Mexico to the real and faux glitz of L.A. and […]

David Halley on Sat, November 17, 2012

David Halley

“… Halley showed that he remains a master of resigned romanticism whose material deals with difficult emotions in remarkably fluid fashion. There’s something of the slow dazzle in his songwriting, a subtle understatement that never succumbs to cleverness for its own sake but expresses a depth of feeling that gives his songs resonance beyond their […]

Ian Moore on Sun, December 14, 2012

Ian Moore

“…punchy, propulsive barnburners leveled with unapologetic enthusiasm. They make an emphatic impression straight from the start, as expressed in the relentless rocker Secondhand Store, the finger-snapping dynamic of Tap the Till and ever-dynamic surge of Birds of Prey. The energy is infused throughout, maintaining the momentum all the way through to the finish, and given […]

Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters on Sun, November 11, 2012

Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters

Eliza Gilkyson: …”one of the most influential artists on the American folk music scene” — Maverick Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in Folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of songwriter Terry Gilkyson, whose songs were recorded by artists as diverse as […]