Tom Coryell and The Incorrigibles: Hometown Folks with Extra-Diverse Music Vibes
Imagine rock, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, jazz and a few other stray musical influences grated together with a sprinkling of Zydeco for extra seasoning, and the result is a genre that's been dubbed "blue-eyed prairie soul" by its instigatorTom Coryell and The Incorrigibles .
One Child Left Behind: A Mix of Hometown, Humor, and Harmonies
Searching for your lost inner child? Or outer child, for that matter?
Wyoming’s ‘Endemic Treasure’ is a World-Class Picker Too
Have you noticed a shortage of superlatives lately? That’s because music critics and reviewers from Laramie to the Big Apple have used them all up in trying to describe a singular Wyoming artist named Jalan Crossland. But perhaps Marcus Huff of Laramie Zine boils it down best by writing, …
The Last Revel: Rebellious Rock Meets a Front-Porch Feel
The trio known as The Last Revel bills their music as "front porch Americana," and the metaphor is an apt one--laid back and homey with friends stopping by. Refreshing harmonies combined with sharp musicianship.
Darlingside: Indie Folk Plus Cello Equals ‘Lush Musical World’
Remember the great quartet harmonies of the Grand Ol' Opry, with all four singers leaning in close to a single microphone? Picture that same arrangement but with one of them playing a cello and you have an idea of how the band known as Darlingside performs.
Devil’s Woes Mean Chart Gold for Charlie Daniels’ Band
Let’s say you’re the Devil, and you’re a few souls shy of making your quota when you decide to check out backwoods Georgia and challenge a young fiddle ace named Johnny, betting him a fiddle of gold against his soul. For Satan–as the song lyrics demonstrate–it was …
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Classic Cuts at the Speed of Life [PHOTOS]
One school of thought says that if you start out your musical career scrounging unpaid club gigs as the Illegitimate Jug Band, you've got no place to go but up. (This was in Long Beach, California, in the mid 1960s.)
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes: Funking Beyond the Call of Duty
Celebrating their 13th anniversary as a band has been far from unlucky for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Among the group's many recent plaudits is a rave from music reviewer Adam Pitluk of the widely circulated American Airlines magazine: "The best live show I've seen in New Orle…
The Likes Of Us: Making New Music from Another Time
It's hard to imagine a more appropriate title than "Time Traveler" for the newest CD from the singer/songwriter duo known as The Likes of Us.
The Deadly Gentlemen: Eclectic Craziness and a Serious Side to Boot
Sure, the Deadly Gentlemen could tell you how they got their name. But then they'd have to kill you.
Spencer Bohren: Taking Roots on the Road, from Wyoming to Europe
Spencer Bohren grew up in a gospel-singing Baptist family in Casper, Wyoming, but roots music has long been the variety closest to his heart.
The Tremors: Mixing Jazz, Blues, and Percussion Till It’s Smooth As Butter
How best to describe the musical style of the group known as The Tremors: bluesy jazz, or jazzy blues?