3 Reasons Why Lydia Loveless Real

Lydia Loveless Real Out Now. by Walter Price   Last week I was having another listen to Lydia Loveless’ fittingly titled album Real and as with all previous listens I knew I loved it. But did I dig the artist herself? A question I’ve kicked around for the past few years. And just by chance,…

Classic Country, Pumpkins, Smoke, Lights, Bubbles, Robots, Rock N’ Roll and 3 Reasons Why Oak Street Blues

Oak Street Blues will mix elements and come out fresh. by Walter Price   With doses of Gin Blossoms-era alt-rock, the twists of Roger Miller tongue in cheek and the dusty floorboards of The Bakersfield Sound, Oak Street Blues are doing alt-country all brand new. Singer/guitarist Chris Hall has a playful and earnest delivery (not to mention…

Mark J. Lee

2 From Mark J. Lee

Mark J. Lee is coming, The GTC has two clips. by Walter Price   Real-deal Alt-country ‘star on the rise’ is a misnomer of sorts, see, Lee has been around forging a solid career for years. Touring, producing and playing with Howlin’ Lord, Screamin’ Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya’ Mama Big Band among others. And…

Dave Cobb

Dave Cobb

Dave Cobb talks about getting into music on Walking The Floor Podcast.     “I’ve always wanted to be in a band I mean since I can remember, I never had any other back-out plans.” –  Dave Cobb   Learn more about Dave Cobb and the artists he works with here and the full Walking the…

Jamey johnson that lonesome song

High Lonesome: Jamey Johnson

I’m hummin’ on that lonesome song again…   by Walter Price   There are those songs that accentuate those long dark moments in mental or actual smokey barrooms with ancient jukeboxes soundtracking your every sullen twisty moaning thought. Life is a cranky son-of-a and songs are the only way, the only true friend anyone really has…Time to get…

Skinkmello band

Skunkmello

Ridin’ it out on Highway 17…watch for the curves they can be real mean… by Walter Price   My mind sometimes finds suspicion in honky tonk music coming out of New York City. Certainly unfair for sure. and then all of a sudden there’s Brooklyn’s Skunkmello. There is a blues-esque element in their music, as there…

Bart Budwig Damn Good Start

Walking out the door is a damn good start… by Walter Price   The thing about  Enterprise, OR’s troubadour Bart Budwig is he does move in songwriting directions of Willie and Waylon but his equally powerful attributes are much older in style and/or texture. His voice and playing are more in the tradition of the…

JP Kallio We Travel On

Every storm we weathered hand in hand…without a plan… by J.P. Kallio   Let me get a little bit geeky about songwriting and guitars for a second. The idea for the music for this weeks song We Travel On actually came from listening to a recording of a piano player, and wondering if similar approach…

Chris Leigh

Chris Leigh: A Working Man’s Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the working men and boys out there!! by Chris Leigh It’s strange the things you remember most about your childhood Christmas’s but one year sticks in my mind more than most. It was the year my parents gave me my first pair of work boots. I guess that seems kinda silly when…

Cole Washburn

Cole Washburn Hat In Hand Track by Track

It wasn’t really my goal to upgrade or compete with Traveler’s Moon.  I think each of the works kind have established their own feel and instrumentation.  Who knows what the next album will explore! -Cole Washburn by Walter Price   Award winning storyteller Cole Washburn has just released his full length debut ‘Hat In Hand’ (Gravity…

Lo Carmen

Lo Carmen Goes Track x Track Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

I like to think it’s the perfect album for slo-mo kitchen discos, my favorite kind.” – Lo Carmen by Walter Price   I spend much of my existence celebrating situations, peculiar thoughts and pondering how certain music could or perhaps should have been made with cinematic notions/storyboards in mind. Dream evoking Australian singer-songwriter Loene ‘Lo’ Carmen makes…