by Sean Jewell:: Northwest Film Forum has announced the full lineup for Local Sightings Film Festival, and among a ton of other great looking movies is Beth Harrington‘s The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes, and the Course of Country Music. This will be the Seattle premier for Harrington’s film, which was years in the […]

by Sean Jewell:: Let’s all just bow our heads for a minute in a moment of silence and thank the universe for Nashville one more time. I mean, have you heard Natural Child? I’ve been hooked on their rocking country soul since 2012, when they released Hard in Heaven, and the hard to share because […]

by Sean Jewell :: Seattle expat Shane Tutmarc has been releasing a single per month the entire year from his home base in Nashville. As the collection grows Shane’s songwriting prowess becomes both clearer and more complex. Shane began the year with the filthy blues of “Poison Apple,” followed with the cosmic cowboy longing song “Tennessee Girl,” […]

by Lauren Jahoda, Heartstrings Magazine:: Since discovering and writing about Jonah Tolchin‘s Clover Lane in early July we’ve stayed in touch and agreed to schedule an interview when our schedules would permit. It had been quite some time since our first contact and upon realizing that we both would be attending AmericanaFest mid-September, Nashville was the […]

JWiii in SF 2014

PLAYBACK: Listen via KEXP’s streaming archive right now! Audio link below is good until Oct 1st. This one’s all about Jack White and all the related Jack White music. Three hours of White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather, solo recordings, singles, b-sides, the very first live performance of the White Stripes from a 1997 Detroit open-mic, original […]

By Sean Jewell:: What’s the song that plays during the ultra-cool, slow motion scene in your mind? When you walk around looking sleek and feeling chic what’s the soundtrack behind your eyes? How about “Apache” (The Shadows version, dude) or maybe “Money,” by Pink Floyd? What about “Little Green Bag” by George Baker Selection (you […]


The AST interview with daughter, Jett Williams. By Gwendolyn Elliott. Trends in country music come and go nowadays, but it was Hank Williams who set an indelible standard for decades. One of the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, over the course of his short career, his catalog of iconic hits— “Move […]