Author: Zac Brydges

John Moreland – ‘Big Bad Luv’ (album review)

John Moreland – ‘Big Bad Luv’ (album review)

John Moreland has a gift for creating something beautiful out of the downtrodden and misunderstood. One of today’s top songwriters, Moreland has been gaining career speed since the release of his 2013 debut, In The Throes. In 2015 he followed that up with High on Tulsa Heat to critical acclaim (read our review of that here.) Both albums showcase Moreland’s songwriting […]

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Mandolin Orange – “Blindfaller”

Mandolin Orange – “Blindfaller”

It is hard to believe that it has been six years since Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin – a.k.a. Mandolin Orange – released their debut album, Quiet Little Room. In that time, they have graced the stages of some of the most prestigious festivals on the planet, including the incomparable Newport Folk Festival. They have also averaged nearly a record a year, which […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Every new path taken in life brings a set of challenges. The joy, guilt, and soul searching can hit anyone hard in the gut. After the rise from his last record, Lateness of Dancer, M.C. Taylor – the genius behind Hiss Golden Messenger – had to contemplate the choice between being a full-time musician and an exciting job in Ethnography, where […]

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Heathen Sons – “Heathen Sons”

Heathen Sons – “Heathen Sons”

Last summer, I heard whispering of a band called Heathen Sons. It was through that grapevine that I heard they were rocking the Nashville scene with acts like Two Cow Garage, American Aquarium, and the Turnpike Troubadours. In 2015, they released a killer EP, Through The Eyes of a Lion, which gave audiences a small taste of their stellar rock […]

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Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Skin & Bones – “Ghost In This Town” EP

Earlier this month, the California duo Skin & Bones released their album, The Ghost In This Town. Multi-instrumentalist Taylor Borsuk and fiddle player Peter Blackwelder are creating soulful folk music that fans of blues, country or roots could all appreciate. Their musicianship and sense of groove and dynamics is something that any discerning listener can get excited over. Its an […]

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Jim Bryson – “Somewhere We Will Find Our Place”

Jim Bryson – “Somewhere We Will Find Our Place”

When Jim Bryson first came up in conversation I was unsure of who he was. I soon found out he was a local (Ottawa) musician and with three sold-out shows in the area, so I asked myself, “How could I have not known about him?” Nonetheless, I’m a fan now, and I understand why everybody loves his music. Somewhere We […]

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Dori Freeman’s spectacular, self-titled Debut Album

Dori Freeman’s spectacular, self-titled Debut Album

Dori Freeman’s self-titled, debut album could be a top contender for country album of the year when it’s all said and done. The debut album is going to be one of the most played country albums of 2016. But who is Dori Freeman? She is a 24-year old, singer-songwriter from the hills of Virginia, specifically, the tiny Appalachian town of […]

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The Wood Brothers – “Paradise”

The Wood Brothers – “Paradise”

Almost every day I cruise the internet for music sites in which help pass my mundane life. The internet is a wonderful tool and I don’t know where I would be without it. I love catching up on the musical world. Sometimes doing so can lead to new artists. The Wood Brothers are one of the most recent bands I […]

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Andrew Johnston ‘Take The Highway’ Premiere

Andrew Johnston ‘Take The Highway’ Premiere

Today, we have a single premiere, Take The Highway, from Andrew Johnston. Andrew has been releasing albums both under his ‘real’ name and his moniker, Andrew Vs. The Enabler, since 2006. He is an Ottawa native who lives in Montreal and has been forming a solid foundation for himself in the Montreal music scene for years.  His music resembles that […]

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John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat

Welcome Oklahoma native, John Moreland. Now repeat that name, J o h n     M o r e l a n d. Let that name sink in and don’t forget it. Moreland is arguably one of the best singer-songwriters of our time. He has been sending audiences back to the ‘good-ole-days’ where things were simple, heavyhearted and warming. His music provokes […]

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