Monthly Archives: June 2013

Donna The Buffalo – Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday

Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday – Donna The Buffalo’s tenth studio album – is a fine example of a band continuing to evolve while maintaining a sound and vibe that they basically nailed from the very beginning. If you’re already familiar with Donna The Buffalo’s music, the only thing you need to know is Tonight, Tomorrow […]

Bill Frisell Hits Big Sur

As big, bold, quirky, and lovely as its namesake (and birthplace) Bill Frisell’s new Big Sur album is destined to be a classic in the guitarist’s catalog. Frisell has made a career out of defying musical boundaries and shrugging off genre labels; you’ll most likely find his albums under “jazz,” but know that this man […]

Bill Kirchen – Seeds And Stems

65 years young this June, Telecaster master Bill Kirchen is still picking and a’ grinning like tykes a third of his age wish they could – a smooth combination of tasteful and tasty. Kirchen’s style has remained the same since he first caught the world’s ear as a founding member of Commander Cody’s Lost Planet […]

Jason Isbell – Southeastern

Jason Isbell is a brilliant observer of the gritty and the real. The scenes he describes often ain’t much to look at (that’s the bitch about honesty sometimes) but his words are beautiful. And they have never been more so than they are on Southeastern, his new solo album. You’ll hear folks say that “so-and-so […]

Boris Garcia – Live

If you’ve crossed paths with any of Boris Garcia’s four studio albums (dating back to 2005’s Family Reunion), then you already know that these guys are song crafters and talented players. But unless you’ve caught the band in a live setting, you’ve never experienced their ability to take a tune out out out to its […]

When Wilco Came To See Us On The 3rd Of July

Officially, the 24th of May is the anniversary of Jay Bennett’s death, but I will always think of him on Memorial Day, as that’s when we received the news in 2009. In a way, it feels like Jay was partly responsible for me landing this writing gig with and Relix mag in the first […]

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