Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels just finished recording their new album, Honky Tonk Bastard World, in the Nashville home of revered designer Manuel Cuevas, whose iconic Nudie suits have been worn by an array of country legends. It's an ideal pairing for the two, as the former has steadi ... More >>
After playing with Denver-based bands including G-Force and Autobahn in the '80s, James "Rooster" Olson made a name for himself with his company Trailer Trash Pedal Boards. Olson essentially revolutionized the pedal-board industry with his award-winning designs, which have been used by an array of t ... More >>
David Bromberg's eclectic musical expertise is rooted in the sounds of America. Since the 1960s, the singer and guitarist has drawn from a palette of influences, from bluegrass to ragtime, from country blues to New Orleans jazz. Taking lessons from the legendary Reverend Gary Davis as a Columbia stu ... More >>
The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>
Here’s another highlight from the Westword Q&A archives: a wonderful conversation with country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell that preceded a June 17, 2004 profile. At the time, Crowell was no longer scoring hits as he did throughout the ‘80s, when he and his former wife, Rosanne Cash, were c ... More >>
Oklahoma-based Cross Canadian Ragweed, which stops by the Grizzly Rose on Friday, January 4 (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for more details), is an anomaly: a big-selling country band that can't get played on country radio because its music supposedly isn't country enough. CCR's frontman, C ... More >>
Ten reasons to tune in country radio in 2006.
The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
After a year of renewal, Hall-of-Famer Jim Ibbotson gets down to the Nitty Gritty.
Jars of Clay rocks on the fringe of Christian music.
Jim Lauderdale has fought his way through the dregs of Nashville and emerged as a country keeper.
The Other Sessions (Dualtone Nashville)
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Richmond Fontaine, Basement Jaxx, Barbra Streisand
Jimmy LaFave upholds American musical tradition one song at a time.
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
Delbert McClinton has something better than a record deal: a sound all his own.
Del McCoury is one of the masters of a great American art form.
Lee Roy Parnell thought that slide guitar had a place in country music. He was right.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.