Ha Ha Tonka
(from the album Heart-Shaped Mountain on
Hooks are very important is you want to catch something big. Ha Ha Tonka pack a tackle box of songs with sharp words and notes to reel in anything within hearing range on their recent release,
. The band opens the album with dueling guitar jangle that wiggles and squirms as the band count to three, aiming low ...
(from the album Southern Gothic on
Blue Elan Records
The stories of the South receive a literary re-make in the songs of Rod Melancon on his recent release,
. The rattle of classic rock’n’roll rhythms back the tale of younger day “Promises” for finding an exit from small-town life.
stages its songs as personal diary pages, a possible a...
(from the album This Land)
It took Whetherman a while to get to
, his recent album release. Over the course of the last decade, Whetherman, the musical alter ego of thirty-two year old indie troubadour Nicholas Williams, has been a student, immersing in the varied styles available in the American Roots songbook, bringing the sounds of Folk, Blues, Country, Soul, and Bluegrass to a...
Damn Tall Buildings
(from the album Good Enough!)
Damn Tall Buildings erect their music world with the sound of rural America. The Boston, Massachusetts-based band was born busking on Newbury Street in 2013. Their instrumentation claims Bluegrass heritage as the four-piece carve contemporary into tradition with spit and snarl. Following the success of previous releases, Damn Tall Buildings put the s...