Monthly archives: July, 2015

Ashley Monroe – The Blade

The title The Blade suggests a certain flintiness from Ashley Monroe and while there’s little question she’s tough, she wraps that steeliness underneath a smooth surface – a feint that means her songs sigh as often as they slight, sometimes revealing their intent only after they’ve wormed their way into your subconscious. This is truer…


Alan Jackson – Angels And Alcohol

When he was a young gun, Alan Jackson attempted to sound like an old soul, so it’s unsurprising that middle-age suits him. After spending a few years casually exploring his roots – he cut a second gospel record and his first full-length bluegrass records – he returns to straight-ahead country on Angels And Alcohol. Working…


Easton Corbin – About To Get Real

Easton Corbin first hit the charts back in 2009 when he released his debut single ‘A Little More Country Than That’ and it didn’t take him long to hit the #1 spot. Since then he has gone from strength to strength and proved himself to be one of the few artists around now who can…


Sofia Talvik

This week we chat to Swedish Americana star Sofia Talvik… Who inspired you to go into the world of music? I suppose it was my parents who made me take piano lessons as a kid. Then when I was a teenager I grew tired of playing the piano and picked up a guitar. I started…