by Sean Jewell:: If you’re like me and enjoy the iconoclasm of modern bluegrass as much as you enjoy the original then Tuesday night is your night at Tractor Tavern. Goodnight, Texas returns to Seattle after a triumphant stop on last years tour. They brought Wild Child with them, packed the house and we danced our […]

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 :: Charlottesville‘s Sons of Bill return to Seattle still flying high on their 2014 release Love and Logic, a record with Virginia roots, fleshed out by champion of Americana producer Ken Coomer (Wilco). Love and Logic somehow managed to blend roots music’s multi stringed attack with the upward inflection of psychedelic rock. Immediately into their record […]

by Sean Jewell :: Well, here’s an interesting show. All three of these bands had fortunate, praise-filled 2014s. Sam Doores’ band The Deslondes played Newport Folk Festival, signed to a record label, toured with Old Crow Medicine Show, and made cameos in videos for very important friends Hurray For The Riff Raff. Doores is a […]

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You wanna see this show? Please leave a COMMENT below and we’ll pick a winner for Benjamin Booker on Wednesday afternoon! We’ll notify you via email (which is why we need you to register and leave your addy- which we won’t share!) This new artist drops his self-titled debut LP on Aug 19th, so this is […]

Horde And The Harem

If you listen to KEXP’s The Roadhouse, Swingin’ Doors, or Shake The Shake you know that Seattle is a hotbed of Americana and folk rock. Kurt B. Reighley, aka DJ El Toro, in his book United States of Americana spells out some of the bases on this. My experience in trying to earn a living tells me that I-90 has become […]