Tag: Steve Earle

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Death of a Lifer

Toasting a great bartender, too soon gone, in The Vinyl Diaries....

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Allison Moorer, “Down To Believing”

Good Lord, this is good.  One of my absolute favorite albums this year, Allison Moorer’s Down To Believing is a 13-track blast...

Year-End Best-Of Lists

Popdose 2013: Rob Smith’s Favorite Music of 2013

  If these records could talk … 1. Jason Isbell, Southeastern The last time I saw her, she was standing in a doorway, about to go...

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Jason Isbell, “Southeastern”

Since maybe late February (when it leaked online), my favorite record of the year has been the Flaming Lips’ The Terror. The...

Goin' Country

Goin’ Country: Bouncin’ off the Satellite with Country Music

Willie Nelson and his outlaw buddies are keeping country music's heritage alive on SiriusXM...

Music, SXSW 2013

SXSW Day Four: Feelin’ About Half Past Dead

The final official night of all the South by Southwest (SXSW) lunacy in Austin sparkled with stars that seemingly tumbled in from nowhere....

Music, SXSW 2013

SXSW Day Two: America(na)’s Favorite Indie Record Label

Gotta tell you – the weather’s great here in Austin, Texas. Thursday was a bright, sunny spring day that topped out at about 80...

Music, Popdose, SXSW 2012

SXSW Interview: The Mastersons

We first saw Chris Masterson in the late 1980s at a place called Blythe Spirits in Houston. His dad would bring him and his guitar to open...

Basement Songs: 52 Saturday Nights, Film

Basement Songs: “Dead Man Walking”

A look at Tim Robbins' exemplary film in this week's Basement Songs....

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Rhythm & Roots Festival, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI

Ken Shane recently attended the Rhythm & Roots festival in RI for the first time. He reports on a day of great live music....


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season One” (Win a Copy!)

Earlier this year HBO aired the New Orleans-based series Treme, featuring remarkable music each week. Now it's been collected in a...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 15

Week 15 brings us the start and the finish of the letter E. Gotta love when that happens. Well, gotta love it when it includes some better...


Contests, Music

Popdose Contest: Win a Preservation Hall Prize Pack!

Thanks to the folks at 'Stache Media, we're giving away a killer prize pack that includes the new Preservation Hall Jazz Band album -- and...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: Emmylou Harris, the Great Harmonizer

Emmylou Harris burst on to the music world when the late Gram Parsons brought her into his band. Over the course of two albums and an...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Guy Clark, “Somedays the Song Writes You”

I am honored to play a small role in the wonderful music community centered around Asbury Park, N.J. There are a number of really good...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Buddy and Julie Miller, “Written in Chalk”

It certainly wouldn’t be accurate to say that Buddy and Julie Miller have bad luck. After all, each of them has had wonderful career...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Steve Earle, “The Revolution Starts Now”

Growing up in a house filled with the sounds of John Philip Sousa and Henry Fillmore, melody and rhythm came first. As I got older and...