Archive for “alternative country”

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‘I’m Glad I’m Not Me’: Born Cages performs its new album at Barboza

Posted September 15th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Born Cages whips up a potent brew of EDM and 1980s-style synth rock on its debut full-length album, “I’m Glad I’m Not Me.” The new album was released last June on the New York City-based label, Washington Square (also home to The Hold Steady). Last November, the music video for “Rolling Down […]

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Lynn Anderson RIP: ’95 interview revealed down-to-earth country star

Posted August 1st, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Lynn Anderson, who died Thursday, July 30, in Nashville, was a down-to-earth country star with a great sense of humor and many delightful personal stories. When I interviewed her by phone in advance of two April 1995 concerts at the Auburn Performing Arts Center in Auburn, Wash., Anderson was 47 years old. […]

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Crystal Bowersox moves beyond ‘American Idol’ with current show

Posted February 25th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Crystal Bowersox is no longer someone to dread. That is, the dreadlocks that so unnerved Simon Cowell (always a good thing, in my book) on the 2010 season of “American Idol” (she was runner-up, with Cowell‘s blessing) are now a thing of the past. In some ways Bowersox, who released the excellent […]

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SoCal’s Calico trio brings its sweet alt-country to Darrell’s Tavern

Posted November 4th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Calico could be catnip for alt-country fans. The Southern California trio featuring Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher and Aubrey Richmond has a sound that recalls the country sounds of Emmylou Harris, with carefully crafted songs and compelling vocal harmonies. Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, the group draws on the spirit of L.A.’s […]

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‘Muscle Shoals’ documentary and Drive-By Truckers converge in Seattle

Posted April 19th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS “It was a blast.” That’s Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers singer-guitarist, telling us what we already knew about the Triple Door show that was held last May in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival screening of the documentary “Muscle Shoals.” (The town was, Hood noted, “named after mussels that would pile up […]

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