Songs pour from Chris Knight like good whiskey from a bottle. He’s an independent-spirited chronicler of existential life in American small towns where there’s little to do and less to do it with.
With anger over the war in Iraq escalating and next year’s presidential election looming, there seems to be a lot of politically charged music coming out, though it could just be the enormous presence of the new Arcade Fire a...
If Texas Music is the new classic rock, then the Stephen Pointer Band is the new Journey, a solid outfit that delivers no-nonsense, no-frills, melodic bombast: a lot of technical flash coupled with a lot of substance.
With its debut album, Tame ... Tame and Quiet makes a strong case for ragged, Pavementian pop.
After more than two years of tightening and polishing songs, Tame … Tame and Quiet finally has an album, Tin Can Communicate.
Coat of Many Colors; My Tennessee Mountain Home; Jolene (RCA Nashville/Legacy)
One of a dozen children from a poor family in rural eastern Tennessee, Dolly Parton left for Nashville the day after she graduated from high school.
It’s not so rare that a band claims to have formed out of inspiration from a single album as it is unusually honest. Most musicians want to be considered eclectic and well-listened even if only a handful of tunes truly served...
For her first new collection of original material in almost four years, the quixotic melody-making virtuoso Rickie Lee Jones doesn’t need a personal savior so much as a producer willing to rap her knuckles at the piano and sa...
I’ve tried to hate Oliver Future. I really have.
C&W singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann has traveled through Kansas and Cowtown, Levelland and Nashville to take center stage — finally.
Until the age of nine, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann spent countless hours at a place where a lot of kids start developing their social skills: the skating rink.
Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.