Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams Celebrate Hard-Fought Survival on ‘Sunset Kids’

Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams Celebrate Hard-Fought Survival on ‘Sunset Kids’ Jesse Malin had a shit year in 2018. His father, former guitarist, and producer all died. So his new album Sunset Kids, his first in four years, could have been a major bummer. Instead, it’s a ...

What Jesse Malin Learned From Lucinda Williams on His Album ‘Sunset Kids’

What Jesse Malin Learned From Lucinda Williams on His Album ‘Sunset Kids’ Jesse Malin and his band D Generation were on the road opening for the Ramones in 1996 when the ageless New York City punk first heard Lucinda Williams’ voice. It was on the duet with Steve Earle ...

See Jesse Malin’s Performance Art Video for ‘When You’re Young’

See Jesse Malin’s Performance Art Video for ‘When You’re Young’ Jesse Malin mixes performance video with performance art in the music video for his song “When You’re Young.” “Wake up, don’t waste your life on things that don’t get better,” he sings, advocating for ...

Neal Casal, Guitarist Who Worked With Willie Nelson, Shooter Jennings, Dead at 50

Neal Casal, the influential roots guitarist who played with Willie Nelson, Shooter Jennings, Ryan Adams, Phil Lesh and more, has died at the age of 50. “Neal was a gentle, introspective, deeply ...

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Chris Janson, Madison Kozak

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Chris Janson, Madison Kozak Eli Young Band celebrate the tried and true, Morgan Wallen searches for a love-on-the-run, and singer-songwriter Madison Kozak arrives with a beautiful ode to her father. Darrin Bradbury, “Talking ...

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Miranda Lambert, Robert Ellis

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Miranda Lambert, Robert Ellis A gorgeous jazz interpretation of Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight,” a full-throated live cover of Steve Young’s “Seven Bridges Road,” and an Apollo 11 homage make up this week’s list of ...

Chris Knight Plans New Album ‘Almost Daylight’ for Fall 2019

Singer-songwriter Chris Knight, who released his major-label debut 20 years ago and has since gone on to issue a handful of independent albums, will release his first new music in more than seven ...

Jesse Malin Celebrates Seedy Motels in Harrowing ‘Room 13’ Video

Jesse Malin Celebrates Seedy Motels in Harrowing ‘Room 13’ Video Jesse Malin immortalized London’s Columbia Hotel on his 2004 album The Heat, writing about the loneliness and liberation of the transient existence in the song “Hotel Columbia.” It’s a theme he ...

Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt to Headline Farm Aid 2019

Farm Aid is coming to East Troy, Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theater on September 21st. The lineup includes Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews in ...

‘Wild Rose’ Review: A Breakout Turn and Honest Script Elevate Overt Sentimentality

Tom Harper’s Wild Rose is a film whose fixation on authenticity is directly at odds with its own craft. A corrective to the recent spate of self-absorbed superstar narratives, this is an ...

Brantley Gilbert Releases Father’s Day Ballad, Announces 2019 Cruise Lineup

Brantley Gilbert Releases Father’s Day Ballad, Announces 2019 Cruise Lineup Brantley Gilbert offers a personal message to his son in the new song “Man That Hung the Moon.” A well-timed release ahead of the Father’s Day holiday, the ballad highlights a softer side of the ...

Hear Jesse Malin’s New Song With Billie Joe Armstrong ‘Strangers & Thieves’

Hear Jesse Malin’s New Song With Billie Joe Armstrong ‘Strangers & Thieves’ In 2010, Jesse Malin and Green Day released a one-off collaboration under the name Rodeo Queens. The song was titled “Depression Times” and mixed Malin’s nasally voice with the power-punk of Billie ...

Flashback: Shania Twain, Alison Krauss Sing ‘Forever and For Always’ at Cmt Awards

When Cmt debuted the genre-mixing concert series Cmt Crossroads in 2002 with Americana darling Lucinda Williams and English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello performing each other’s songs, the network ...

Jesse Malin, Lucinda Williams Preview New Collab With Reflective ‘Room 13’

In a 2017 joint interview with Rolling Stone, Jesse Malin and Lucinda Williams discussed the idea of collaborating together. Two years later, it’s come to fruition: Malin will release his new album ...

Tony Glover, Influential Harmonica Player, Dylan Peer, Dead at 79

Tony Glover, Influential Harmonica Player, Dylan Peer, Dead at 79 Tony Glover, the influential blues harmonica player who was a longtime peer of Bob Dylan and helped teach Mick Jagger how to play, died Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports. Glover reportedly died of ...

Review: Josh Ritter Makes Dependable Heartland Roots-Rock on ‘Fever Breaks’

Review: Josh Ritter Makes Dependable Heartland Roots-Rock on ‘Fever Breaks’ Josh Ritter’s prolific consistency has always been a blessing and a burden. The ten mostly-great roots-rock albums he’s released since the turn of the century have helped foster a uniquely supportive ...

Lucinda Williams, the Mavericks Lead 2020 Outlaw Country Cruise Lineup

Lucinda Williams, the Mavericks Lead 2020 Outlaw Country Cruise Lineup The fifth annual Outlaw Country Cruise has announced its 2020 lineup, with a mix of veteran cruisers from past years and new-to-the-voyage artists setting sail in late January. Lucinda Williams and ...

Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers Set for Inaugural Railbird Festival

Kentucky is quickly becoming the next great festival state, with the eclectically curated Forecastle Festival and Bourbon and Beyond, the hard-rock dream Louder Than Life and the new country-focused ...

Review: Jenny Lewis Tells Some Brilliant La Stories on ‘On The Line’

Review: Jenny Lewis Tells Some Brilliant La Stories on ‘On The Line’ “I believe that one can never leave home,” wrote Maya Angelou in Letter To My Daughter; “I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the ...

Stream Americana Duo Over the Rhine’s New Album ‘Love & Revelation’

When Americana duo Over the Rhine recorded their first batch of songs in March 1989, members Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist were just two aspiring songwriters, eager to bounce ideas off each ...

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