Singer-songwriter and Texan Lyle Lovett is a consummate and versatile performer, drawing great musical power from the strength of the musicians backing him in his Large Band.
If Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys sang songs as classy as their outfits, your grandmother would have loved their set. In full country and western git-up from their boots to their hats, Chuck Mead and his boys put on a twangy and charming performance.
From her voice to her vision to her songwriting to her discriminating taste, the music of Laura Cantrell has a kind of purity that seems of another time and place.
Woody Guthrie had his own views on copyright law, which he often expressed on his lyric pages with a clear and humorous addendum.
At the Old Rock House on Friday night, instead of an opening act, we were treated to almost two hours of Squidbillies, the dark, absurdist "Adult Swim" cartoon in which Unknown Hinson voices Early Cuyler, an Appalachian Mud Squid with a low IQ, an alcohol problem and a penchant for trucker caps with trashy phrases on them.