It's Monday, October 13, and I'm sitting in a red Toyota 4Runner with Jake Norris, head distiller at Laws Whiskey House. The Toyota is idling outside the whiskey house, a new distillery in a warehouse district just off South Broadway. He's very excited because, at last, he's able to do what has take ... More >>
See also: Hank 3 at Boulder Theatre, 9/4/12 Hank 3 has one of the most unimpeachable country music pedigrees of anyone alive: His grandfather is the late Hank Williams Sr., one of the pioneers of both country and rock and roll, and his farther is Hank Williams Jr. To his credit, Hank 3 has never re ... More >>
It’s one thing to record an album that you hope is going to take you places. It’s another thing to have that record shelved and not see the light of day until thirty years later. In this extended Q&A, Bettye LaVette talks about going back to Muscle Shoals and working with the Drive-By Truckers, ... More >>
Be there or be square!
On her new album, and in her movie debut, Shelby Lynne suits herself.
Homeward bound, Slim Cessna keeps sin alive in a new project.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Fans love Dustin Bogue's take on country music so much, they just might let him play a few songs of his own.
Dwight Yoakam's new acoustic retrospective casts a shining light on the preeminent alt-rocker.
The Kudzu Kings' hybrid country takes root across America.
KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.
Sleepy LaBeef hasn't tired of American roots.
Multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid proves that acoustic folk doesn't have to be boring.
When it comes to genuine country music, Wayne "The Train" Hancock is steaming full speed ahead.
On two new reissues, a pair of C&W legends refuse to paint by the numbers.
The Derailers bring the Bakersfield sound into the Nineties.
Carla Bozulich talks about integrity, barbering and the Geraldine Fibbers.
Onetime Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin makes tradition sound new again.
After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.
How the Dalhart Imperials have become roots-music royalty.
Think 45s are a thing of the past? Think again.
A gospel album on a Denver record label is the latest step in the rehabilitation of Willie Nelson's career.
Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.
A REMINDER FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: HIS LIFE ISN'T ONLY AN ACT.
THANKS TO JEFF TWEEDY AND WILCO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EMBARRASSED TO LIKE COUNTRY ROCK ANYMORE.