New Music 6/21/19: The Raconteurs, Collective Soul, Fruit Bats, Willie Nelson, Travis, Boot Juice

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. June 21st was an epic week for new music, with six noteworthy releases!  I’ll keep these short and sweet...   The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger – 12 tracks / 41 minutes Jack and the gang are back after an … Continue reading New Music 6/21/19: The Raconteurs, Collective Soul, Fruit Bats, Willie Nelson, Travis, Boot Juice

Old Releases: June 2019 edition (Timber Timbre, The White Stripes, Nirvana, Neil Young)

And now for a slightly belated stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable June 2009 release: Timber Timbre – Timber Timbre I wouldn’t discover this album until four years after its release, which is a damned shame considering it is now one of my “desert island” selections.  I can’t fairly explain how … Continue reading Old Releases: June 2019 edition (Timber Timbre, The White Stripes, Nirvana, Neil Young)

Sublime with Rome (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) – 6/28/19

I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and overall I was pleasantly surprised with this night of music. First Opener: Common Kings I’ll start this by saying that I am not a reggae aficionado or expert, by any means.  I have always appreciated the genre in small doses, but rarely seek it out or devote … Continue reading Sublime with Rome (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) – 6/28/19

New Music 6/14/19: Jamestown Revival, Chris Shiflett

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. Jamestown Revival – San Isabel – 11 tracks / 49 minutes After two records worthy of praise, the boys knock it out of the park on their third effort.   Nostalgia, good advice, and beautiful harmonies are plentiful on this … Continue reading New Music 6/14/19: Jamestown Revival, Chris Shiflett

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #489: Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)

Justin’s Dad (see what I did there?) at his finest, this album is a country-rock treasure. Some of the albums I’ve covered so far on this project have been less than “top 500 of all time” in my book, but this one fits the bill.  Often overlooked, Steve Earle has been making interesting and passionate … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #489: Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit/Father John Misty (Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend) – 6/9/19

This one was well worth the 700 miles I drove in less than 24 hours. Opener: Father John Misty When Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty) and his band walked onto the stage just after 7:00, the sun was beginning to fade into the treeline, concluding what had been an absolutely marvelous day of sunshine … Continue reading Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit/Father John Misty (Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend) – 6/9/19