Once a month or so I have a chat on RNZ on their Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan. These things start – randomly and stop in much the same way. I hope to keep doing this. For a while at least. I think I started in December of 2015, so now four years into it or so… In […]
Margo Price That’s How Rumors Get Started Loma Vista A new Margo Price album is cause for celebration. And this one arrives on the back of many changes – new relationship, new producer, new label and then, like many things, it was pushed back a few months due to that pesky pandemic, yo.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Turn Off The News Build A Garden Fantasy It’s getting hard to know what Lukas Nelson’s best day-job is – and what his best moonlighting side-gig is too for that matter: Son of Willie Nelson, bandleader for Neil Young, “Authenticity Consultant” to Bradley Cooper (leading to soundtrack contributions […]
Margo Price All American Made Third Man Records Just as Janet Frame released To The Is-Land as a volume of her autobiography and then Owls Do Cry as fiction – the two linked, and it could even be argued that there’s more truth in her fiction, more creativity in her alleged non-fiction, the same sort […]
Today it’s all about new things – new songs by new discoveries, new to me at least. Not everything here is brand new, but it’s brand new to my ears. Lots of great music this year, and almost every year – but certainly some new things over the last week or two that I’ve really […]
Margo Price Weakness (ep) Third Man Records I haven’t been this excited about a ‘new country’-type artist since first hearing Neko Case; there’s a touch of that early Neko Case sound on Just Like Love, one of four songs here on Margo Price’s new (stopgap) EP. By the time you read this she’ll have released […]
Courtney Marie Andrews Honest Life Fat Possum It’s forever a case of break out the comparisons when writing about female singer/songwriters – I’m guilty of it, as well as being critical of it – but sometimes those comparisons stand up and usually they’re meant as a compliment; to that end it’s impossible not to hear […]
Margo Price Midwest Farmer’s Daughter Third Man Records There’s a lot of hype around Margo Price’s debut full-lengther arriving, as it does, with a title that is supposed to (perhaps arrogantly) line her up next to the Loretta Lynn of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” fame and with lyrics like “Maybe I’d be smarter if I played […]