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Whiskey, Tea and Jesus

by Raurri Jennings October 17, 2012

  Shuffling onstage bearded and besweatered, emerging Richmond, Va., singer-songwriter Matthew E. White was the embodiment of the warmth he committed to tape on his debut record, Big Inner. White was backed by an impressive nine-piece ...

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Sui Generis

by Jeremy D. Goodwin October 13, 2011


Sitting hunched over his resonator guitar in front of the fiction section at the Spotty Dog Books and Ale in downtown Hudson, a man introduces himself as Evan. The 20 or so audience members give ...

The Holmes Brothers

by The Staff March 2, 2011

“Rough enough for a juke joint and smooth enough for church” was the way NPR described the Holmes Brothers’ voices, but the same might be said for the classic blues-soul trio’s very spirit. Brothers Wendell ...

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Chris Smither

by The Staff February 9, 2011

Chris Smither’s that uncle you have who lives in another part of the state, may or may not have a job or a steady girlfriend, who you only see once or twice a year, but ...

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Todd Snider

by The Staff February 2, 2011


Publicity 101: If Rolling Stone calls you the “funniest folkie since John Prine,” you put it at the top of your press release in all caps. Todd Snider earned that very heady praise for his ...

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Johnny Society, The Mommyheads

by The Staff January 5, 2011

Geffen Records signed a lot of bands in the mid-1990s—like a whole lot—a great many of which were never heard from again, if even in the first place. Kenny Siegal and Brian Geltner started their ...

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