be the moon

By Walter Price From North Carolina comes a band blurring the lines of alt-country, pop and Americana in a way reminiscent of their contemporaries Family Of The Year, Jason Isbell, Rhett Miller and even Phillip Phillips have done before them. They are known as be the moon.   From the first listen I was taken…

Pop Isn’t Country: Meet Eleven Hundred Springs

By Walter Price   Eleven Hundred Springs is a serious band of good ol’ boys making good time honky tonk gems. Formed from the ashes of Dallas rockabilly outfit Lone Star Trio, EHS has been one of the hardest working and most respected Texas road bands of the past decade or so. They produce the…

Dwight Yoakam Still Hillbilly Deluxe At 57!

Dwight Yoakam (New West Records) By Walter Price The GTC would like wish a hip-swiveling & twang tinged Happy 57th Birthday to The Masterful Renaissance Man, Dwight David Yoakam! I have always found it intriguing the way you delivered music to country radio in the 80’s in the grand authentic stylings of Buck Owens, Elvis, Johnny…

Coolest Music Videos: Hank Williams Jr. – ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight’

By Walter Price In 1984 Hank Jr. released a fantastic country-rockin’ album called Major Moves (Curb). The entire album is full of  Hank Jr awesomeness. With tracks like Attitude Adjustment, Knoxville Courthouse Blues, Country Relaxin‘ and setting the tone of the album, the lead track, All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight!  The video…

Chris Leigh Could Save Country Music

By Walter PriceWhere has this man making the old-school honky tonk country music sounds with all the flavors of rockabilly been hiding? The answer, nowhere.  Chris Leigh (and The Broken Hearts) have a new album Broken Hearted Friends and it is a downright jewel! When you think about what is being offered up as country music these…

Deer Tick Have A Win!

‘Negativity’ Out In Most Places By Walter PriceHoly sweeping arrangements Deer Tick!I bet Ray Charles is up in music heaven smiling a huge smile while listening to this album…I’ve given the new Deer Tick album ‘Negativity’ a good listen today and what a superb work it is. Absolutely the most mature and well organized of the bands five full…