Tag: country

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Deluxe Edition) (Pax-Am)

In 2000, Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams’s creative and personal life was in turmoil. So what did he do? He wrote songs-fantastic songs-and launched his career with this superb debut album, reissued with generous helpings of Adams in his prime.

Last Of My Kind: A Conversation With Paul Burch, Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Paul Burch, we discuss the veteran musician’s twenty year career, with selected highlights from his vast discography.

Various Artists: Out Of Left Field: Where Soul Meets Country (Ace Records)

This superb Ace Records compilation offers up two dozen fine Country versions of songs that were also released by Soul artists. These crossovers aren’t nearly as shocking as you might assume.

Various Artists: Out Of Left Field: Where Soul Meets Country (Ace Records)

This superb Ace Records compilation offers up two dozen fine Country versions of songs that were also released by Soul artists. These crossovers aren’t nearly as shocking as you might assume.

Me And Jimmie Rodgers: A Conversation With Paul Burch, Part One

The latest album by veteran country musician Paul Burch is a different sort of record–a concept album based on the life of Jimmie Rodgers. It’s a years in the making labor of love, and is easily the finest album in Burch’s career. In this first of a two-part interview, we discuss the making of that album and what goes into creating a fictional account of your hero’s life.

Johnny Cash: Koncert V Praze (Sony)

This long-obscure European-only release gets its first proper standalone American release. Though it’s a pretty standard Johnny Cash greatest hits setlist, it is an enjoyable document of a master country singer in his prime and in his element.

Johnny Cash: Koncert V Praze (Sony)

This long-obscure European-only release gets its first proper standalone American release. Though it’s a pretty standard Johnny Cash greatest hits setlist, it is an enjoyable document of a master country singer in his prime and in his element.

BR5-49: One Long Saturday Night, Plus (Bear Family)

This live performance of country swing band BR5-49 captures the young band in top form, and is a fun document of an underrated but superb live band.

BR5-49: One Long Saturday Night, Plus (Bear Family)

This live performance of country swing band BR5-49 captures the young band in top form, and is a fun document of an underrated but superb live band.

3AM Eternal: The Louvin Brothers, “Knoxville Girl” (1956)

A haunting Appalachian murder ballad from the fine debut album by The Louvin Brothers.