Kurt Vile Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] Matador I guess it’s a wee stopgap – though this EP is something Vile was chipping away at, recorded in bits and pieces across several years during visits to Nashville.
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour MCA Nashville She’s built her the career the right way – solid work. Turning up. Putting it down. Self-released albums and loads of shows. And then – in her “official” catalogue there are no duds; each album improving on the one previous. Her strong debut, Same Trailer Different Park is still […]
Shannon Shaw Shannon in Nashville Nonesuch The obvious aim here is to reference Dusty in Memphis and though this can’t quite hold a candle – its got lighter-in-the-air attitude and if just some of the fans of that sublime Dusty Springfield gave Shannon Shaw a chance it might be a better world. Shannon in Nashville has […]
Here’s Episode 19 of Sweetman Podcast – my chat with Tami Neilson. I caught up with Tami the morning after she played a terrific gig, accompanied by her phenomenal band. And so we talked about that – and about her time in New Zealand, the progression across the albums. We also talked about how I […]
Lily Tomlin: The Kindle Singles Interview Tom Roston Amazon Digital Services, Inc. A timely interview, this – for me at least, I’ve been enjoying checking out the start of Grace and Frankie and I loved Grandma, Tomlin’s first lead movie role in over a quarter-century. So here, with another interview for his Kindle Singles series […]
Chance In Search 1-2-3-4-GO!/Southbound Chance Martin used to knock around with Cowboy Jack Clement – he was sound engineer for the wonderful Nashville and a trusted stage-hand and side-kick of one Johnny Cash. He got on the gas with Tanya Tucker and when that all got to be a bit of a bore, or at […]
Josh Rouse The Happiness Waltz Yep Roc/Southbound It’s very much a case of this being Josh Rouse’s return to form. And though I traced around this idea already, I’m still playing The Happiness Waltz regularly, still feeling its love, its warmth, its easy-going nature. Rouse returns to the sound of his best albums 1972 (2003) […]