The Great American Train Song, with Johnny Cash, The Johnny Burnette Trio, The J.B.’s, Asleep at the Wheel, Tom Waits, The Wood Brothers, Solomon Burke, etc.
July 11, 2015
That murky, mythological force that keeps drawing us down for purposes both sanctified (such as baptism) and sinful (e.g. killing your baby).
June 17, 2015
A healing playlist for Cavs fans everywhere, with Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash, The Black Keys, Buddy Miller, etc.
November 30, 2014
Here’s a re-post in honor of the late, great Cowboy Jack Clement (briefly interviewed below) and Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story – an excellent new…
March 25, 2012
So I’m pondering my next post and it dawns on me, some of my favorite songs are about rivers. Or, as Mr. Springsteen would put…
January 13, 2012
(Listen to Eddie Cochran while you read.) Start with a good mystery. Then throw in some intimate and revealing images from the early years of rock…
October 17, 2011
Here’s a soundtrack for you multi-taskers out there: MDQ I’m not a Broadway musical kind of guy. I blame it on the gritty, gut-wrenching films I…
September 06, 2010
Article first published as Book Review: Composed: A Memoir by Rosanne Cash on Blogcritics. Our last post on living, breathing artists led me to another…
August 04, 2010
Our new Fly Fishing Correspondent, Kevin Swan, reels in some of his favorite Ry Cooder moments from the “pre-Buena Vista Social Club” era: When Rolling…
October 15, 2009
The cover song is a proud musical tradition – and it dates back centuries. Let’s face it, many popular tunes and entire forms of music…