Jimmie Rodgers

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Gateway acts: How Beck opened up a whole new world to an evangelical boy from the Midwest

    Gateway acts is a new ongoing series on Backbeat in which we examine the music that served as an entry point for our burgeoning musical obsessions, a gateway drug that tuned us in and turned us on. Today, Josiah Hesse gives up the goods on his Beck jones. There is no way to listen to the music of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    Jolie Holland at the Walnut Room, 5/26/12

    JOLIE HOLLAND @ WALNUT ROOM | 5.26.12 After the applause died down following her final song last night, Jolie Holland offered to pay someone in the crowd for gas if they could drive her to her next gig in Colorado Springs. It's a shame that she was forced to ask, and also rather bittersweet for fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Review: Sleigh Bells at the Ogden, 04/13/12

    SLEIGH BELLS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4.13.12 Ever heard of the loudness wars? Doesn't matter. War's over. Sleigh Bells wins. Decisively. Right now, there's a roomful of people banging their heads in unison, in the kind of scene that makes dollar signs appear in the eyes of chiropractors. It's so loud you ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 21, 2006

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Still Scorching

    Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Jorma Kaukonen

    Blue Country Heart (Columbia)

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    A Lighter Shade of Blue

    Virginia-bred guitarist John Jackson explores the sunny side of Southern music.

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Frazer's Edge

    Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Songs of the Century

    Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Variety, Country Style

    On two new reissues, a pair of C&W legends refuse to paint by the numbers.

  • Music

    August 28, 1997


    Outstanding in His Field The recordings of Alan Lomax dig up the roots of American music.

  • Calendar

    June 12, 1997
  • Music

    April 17, 1997
  • Music

    April 10, 1997

    That Louvin Feeling

    Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.

  • Music

    February 20, 1997

    Eye of the Storm

    In a cynical world, Iris DeMent struggles to maintain her virtue.

  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    Cool Jerk

    Getting on a new track with Railroad Jerk.

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Old Hag

    A Merle Haggard boxed set serves as a welcome reminder that country music can be dangerous.

  • Music

    July 13, 1994