Tag: Sturgill Simpson

Tank and The Bangas

Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018

Just like every other year, picking the highlights of a jam-packed Newport Folk Festival is a difficult task because each performance usually has at least one. Given that the schedule is filled with conflicts, it is nearly impossible to see them all. The four of us – Ben, Darren, Dina, and our latest addition Adam – will attempt to do […]

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Margo Price

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting the wonder of the festival include: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 2 photo essay Day 3 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Newport Folk Festival 2018 – The Full Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – The Full Guide

This year marks the 53rd year of the prestigious Newport Folk Festival (July 27th to 29th), which every music lover must attend at least once in their life. This is easier said than done, of course, because NFF sells out in about 2 minutes when tickets go on sale in late November. The Festival only accommodates 10,000 people around Fort […]

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Zeds Dead

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 3

 All good things eventually come to an end and, as such, this review covers the final weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2018. Day 8 – Friday, July 13th Country music is often a divisive genre. People seem to either love it or hate it, yet Sturgill Simpson is somehow different. To quote one patron overheard at Bluesfest, “I don’t like country […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 7 & 8 Picks (July 12th & 13th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 7 & 8 Picks (July 12th & 13th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 is now past the half-way hump, and there’s still plenty of talented musicians slated to take to the stages. So, grab your potato tornado and find a bit of shade. The headliners for Thursday and Friday offer something different from the rock bands to grace the City Stage the past two nights. Day 7 will be like […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

We’ve come to the conclusion of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 with Part 5. This final group is the most diverse. Transcendent country, fantasy orchestral pop, classic rock, Big Band soul, and far-reaching indie rock are all featured today. Take a read, take a listen, and celebrate these wonderful artists and bands. Then afterwards, rewind with Parts 1, 2, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.14

Weekend Showcase 2.14

On the Weekend Showcase 2.14 edition, we recap the five premieres, seven albums, one concert, and 42 singles featured from the past week. The mega-playlist has, in total, 53 songs from artists based in or originally from: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Each of the articles are listed below; just lick on […]

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Sturgill Simpson – “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”

Sturgill Simpson – “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”

Few artists experience the meteoric rise that Sturgill Simpson has over the past couple of years. Three years ago on his earnest debut album, High Top Mountain, Simpson sang “So Lord if I could just get me a record deal – I might not have to worry about my next meal”. Fast forward to the present and Simpson has signed […]

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50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared 25 of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. Here’s the other 25. Some are merely speculative (and one would say wishful thinking), but many have been confirmed. The list also features some of the most influential and creative minds in music today. Others are making comebacks after a brief hiatus, which only heightens the anticipation. As always, […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 25th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 25th Guide

Some people might be a bit groggy getting up this morning after spending the evening at one of Newport’s fine eateries or watering holes or possibly at Deer Tick’s post-Newport Folk Festival shows at the Newport Blues Cafe (like us!). But with another full slate of great music starting “bright and early,” it’s time to get ready and head down […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Sturgill Simpson, Sun Kil Moon, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Temples, and Tiny Ruins

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Sturgill Simpson, Sun Kil Moon, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Temples, and Tiny Ruins

We’re down to the final two days of our Countdown with five more albums to list. The S’es still dominate with three more today. But first, if you lost track of the album, you can find them in the following articles: Alvvays to Benjamin Booker; Chad VanGaalen to Doug Keith; Dream Boat to Hamilton Leithauser; Hiss Golden Messenger to Jesse […]

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Mundo Musique: Sturgill Simpson

Mundo Musique: Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson has been very busy over the past year. The Jackson, Kentucky native has recorded and produced two full length country albums in the past 16 months. Originally the lead singer of the band Sunday Valley, Simpson’s solo work has been garnering him both critical acclaim and word of mouth buzz. Simpson’s brilliant sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, perfectly balances […]

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