Tag Archives: Tom Waits

Twang Nation Americana and Roots Music Holiday List

– “At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight” – Various artists (Bear Family) $250. Germany’s Bear Family label has reputation for giving loving (obsessive) detail in creating their box sets and “At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight” continues…

Listen Up! Shovels and Rope Cover Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits for Jack White’s Third Man Records

It looks like Jack White;s adopted home of Nashville is starting to reflect in the music being released by his Third Man Records label. The latest is from Charleston indie-folk duo Shovels and Rope. The…

Memorial Day Tribute Playlist

Remember those that gave all. Johnny Cash – Ballad of Ira Hayes Jason Isbell – Dress Blues Drive-By Truckers – The Home Front Ernest Tubb – Soldier’s Last Letter Tom Waits – Soldier’s Things John…

“We Really Don’t Fit Anywhere” – The Civil Wars Interview

I received an email invitation from the local GRAMMY Foundation representatives to cover the Civil Wars as they participated in a GRAMMY Camp event to have college and high school students sit in on a…

News Round Up: New Guy Clark and Hank Willams III Coming Soon

On August 16thlegendary singer/songwriter Guy Clark will release Songs And Stories, a live album recorded at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville. Clark runs through his extensive collection of classics – L.A. Freeway, The Randall Knife, The…

Hank Williams – 15 Covers in Tribute [VIDEO]

“I ain’t gonna worry wrinkles in my brow, cuz nothin’s never gonna be alright nohow. No matter how I struggle and strive, I’ll never get out of this world alive.” — Hank Williams Sometime in…

Review – William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark (Anti Records)

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.” – H. L. Mencken Despite the atmosphere of hope in the wake of…

Album Review – The Wildes – Ballad of a Young Married Man (Release Date 3/09)

Ever since seeing the darkly striking Australian western The Proposition I’ve been fascinated with the similarities between the Land Down Under and the American South and West of the nineteenth century, both good (confronting a…