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Jay Farrar's love of country music is no secret, but in recent years he's fallen hard for the classic honky-tonk sound of the '50s and '60s. But it's not just the sound that's currently inspiring him.
Hipster jazz, old-school electronica, classic hip-hop and Latin soul all come together in the sound of Elastic Bond and its debut album "Real."
With "For the Baby Doll," the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra commemorates 25 years of making music that's always inventive yet always connected to history. The sound is a celebration of rock 'n' roll itself.
In music writing, as with anything worth doing, there's always the pull of undeniable predilections, the force of personal bias and pure subjectivity. And then there's the way I feel about the music of Ray Wylie Hubbard.
The force is strong with Sturgill Simpson -- the force of hard-core country music, a la Waylon Jennings and George Jones, that is.
Marshall Lytle, bassist for Bill Haley and the Comets, has died at the age of 79.
Radio stations in Oklahoma City are making a difference.
With the soul of a rockabilly, the guitar chops of heroes like Scotty Moore and the lyrical skills of a country master, Marshall Chapman remains one of the most respected talents in Nashville (and beyond).
Soul-folk legend Richie Havens has died at the age of 72.
The great rock record producer Andy Johns has passed away.