Anyone who has not heard of James Booker and fancies themselves fans of New Orleans piano, boogie-woogie, funky blues, or junkie mad genius’ ought to buy themselves a Christmas present this year and get this new re-issue. It’s expanded and remixed and when I first heard this LP in the late 80’s, the music was […]

When Steve Turner still lived in Seattle back in the salad days, the Mudhoney guitarist would have me over to look at his record collection and provided lessons on 60’s folk and blues revival. He let me borrow some records for radio shows, help me connect the central figures of the NYC scene, and pretty […]

Jason Molina

Jason Molina is pretty under-rated. At least he was. Jason passed away this past March after a long, quiet battle with alcohol. He was only 39. This was shocking news to fans (I never knew he had a problem) and media alike, and this week Secretly Canadian is releasing a 10th Anniversary edition of his […]

Andrew Combs, Steelism

Andrew Combs and Steelism Release Split 7″ on Electric Western/Coin Records Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer from Texas who lives in Nashville. He released his debut album, Worried Man in October 2012. American Songwriter called the album “one of the year’s finest.” He has toured with Jason Isbell, Shovels & Rope and Caitlin […]