Video: Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Sorry Is Gone” From Sorry Is Gone, out September 29 on ATO. I really dig the easy-breezy americana vibe of this song. The lyrics are playful (“It’s nice to have a guy around for lifting heavy things and opening jars / But should we really let them in our beds? … Continue reading New Jessica Lea Mayfield video: Sorry Is Gone
Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls (ATO) By now, everyone reading this review has heard about Alabama Shakes, or to be more direct, everyone has heard the hype of Alabama Shakes rather than hearing a goddamn note. I’ll admit to sneaking a peek at them just to get an idea of who the hell we’re … Continue reading Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls
Gov’t Mule – Mighty High (ATO Records) Back when I was in the eighth grade, I checked out Legend, a Bob Marley compilation, from my local public library. I still remember the entire experience. It was a transformative moment for me, musically, even culturally. The album totally captured my imagination. It wasn’t like anything I’d ever … Continue reading Gov’t Mule – Mighty High
Patterson Hood is no Ronnie Van Zant.
Video: Ben Kweller – “Fight” From Changing Horses, out February 3 on ATO. His publicist calls this “a full-blown, straight-up country affair” but it’s clear that Kweller’s been listening to the Flying Burrito Brothers with the mix of country, gospel, soul, and rock and roll. This is full-blown, straight-up Cosmic American Music. I’m happy to … Continue reading New Ben Kweller video – Fight