Bubbling beneath the sweet-sounding hill music of the Hackensaw Boys is a wellspring of political discontent.
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams
Getting back together was a snap for the Flatlanders -- because they've seldom been apart.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Roots Volume 1 (Anti-)
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
For rockabilly devotees the Haywoods, vintage sounds are crawling out of the woodwork.
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams shine a light on vintage country.
Mike Ness makes an album without so much Social Distortion.
Texan Ronnie Dawson is an overnight sensation forty years in the making.
In a cynical world, Iris DeMent struggles to maintain her virtue.
A gospel album on a Denver record label is the latest step in the rehabilitation of Willie Nelson's career.
A Merle Haggard boxed set serves as a welcome reminder that country music can be dangerous.