Tag: Alt.Country

You Missed It: Birddog Songs From Willipa Bay (2002)

Bill Santen’s final record as Birddog was an understated album of pure dark alt.country beauty.

You Missed It: Birddog Songs From Willipa Bay (2002)

Bill Santen’s final record as Birddog was an understated album of pure dark alt.country beauty.

Richard Buckner: Bloomed (Merge Records)

A long time ago, in my first year at Texas Tech University, I had a conversation with a man at a bar. He said he was working on a new record. He described the process as a tedious yet fun endeavor, but he wasn’t from Lubbock and he was ready to go back home. He… Read More ›

The Bottle Rockets: This Is What It Sounds Like When You’re Listening to Lindsey Buckingham and Thinking of Your Friend’s Girlfriend at the Same Time

It’s extremely hard to not enjoy chatting with Bottle Rockets leader Brian Henneman. Unpretentious, straightforward, and always enjoying himself, he is the antithesis of a lot of people in the alt.country scene, as he’s the real deal–not some cheesy impersonation of a down-to-earth country boy who loves a little bit of rock and roll and… Read More ›

Uncle Tupelo: No Depression (Legacy)

Though they came from a humble, hardscrabble scene, Belleville, Illinois-based¬†Uncle Tupelo would posthumously be recognized as and promoted to the role of being founding fathers of the “alt.country” (whatever that is) movement. After four albums and a rather bitter split, fans have accepted that no reunion will ever take place, but because of the quality… Read More ›

Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

Country-punk rockers Lone Justice‘s brief existence produced two fine albums, established lead singer Maria McKee‘s career, and helped to define the country-punk and nascent “alt.country” genres. This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 is a rare recording from the band’s early years. Shortly after signing to Geffen, the band went into friend and notable… Read More ›