Browsing articles tagged with " Brennen Leigh"

Review – Lee Ann Womack Sings Chris Knight’s “Send It On Down”

January 27, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  30 Comments

When Lee Ann Womack set out to construct her 2014 album The Way I’m Livin’, she went looking for songs that weren’t written by committee as is the norm in Nashville these days, but songs that originated from one person going through a human experience who then shared that experience through song. Such a search if it was to be thorough and prudent would almost invariably involve Chris Knight.


Album Review – Lee Ann Womack’s “The Way I’m Livin'”

September 23, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  37 Comments

This isn’t just your average album release, or even your average album release from Lee Ann Womack. This one has a little more special meaning for Womack since it is her first release without a major label, and a release that helps rate of progress for both women and traditional country artists looking to revitalize their place to a wider audience.


2013 Saving Country Music Song of the Year Nominees

December 5, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  96 Comments

When you sit down to assemble a list of candidates for Song of the Year, you almost start to tremble in the face of so much creativity, inspiration, and insight, and grow humbled by how fortunate we are to live in such a bountiful time for music. Candidates for Song of the Year can’t just be songs we enjoy, they are songs that make you change the way you see the world, or change the way you see yourself.


Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay’s “Before The World Was Made”

October 18, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  11 Comments

Gone are the days of the legendary duet pairings in country music like George and Tammy, Loretta and Conway, but the Austin country scene’s power couple of Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay have revitalized the country duet concept album in a smart, brilliant, hilarious, and sweet offering called Before The World Was Made.


Leo Rondeau’s “Take It And Break It”

July 21, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  9 Comments

“Take It And Break It” affords nine new original tracks from Rondeau, and is produced by R.S. Field who has previously worked with folks like Billy Joe Shaver and Hayes Carll, and produced Justin Townes Earle’s first two LP’s. This album has a great spirit and is a worthy receptacle for these original songs that now get to go out into the world and find inviting hearts.


The Carper Family’s “Old-Fashioned Gal” is a Family Affair

June 16, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  7 Comments

The Carper Family is at it again with a brand new album called Old-Fashioned Gal, and it’s a family affair featuring The Carper Family troika of Melissa Carper, Beth Crisman, and Jenn Miori, right beside some of the brightest talents of Austin, TX’s old-school country scene. The Carper Family girls can shift from Western Swing, old-school country, folk, covers and originals, embellishing it all with exquisite three-part harmony.


West, TX — Kolaches, And So Much More

April 17, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  8 Comments

I remember a few years ago I was at the Hole in the Wall bar in Austin, TX, right by the UT campus, watching songwriting couple Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay performing. Brennen Leigh told the crowd that right after the show, her and Noel had to drive to Nashville, and how she was dreading the trip. “But then Noel reminded me that since we’re going north, we get to stop in West for kolaches, and so now I’m super excited.”


Album Review – The Carper Family “Back When”

December 12, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  7 Comments

The Carper Family illustrates the unfair, unreasonable amount of talent, and specifically female talent, that can be found in Austin, TX on any given night. And that is what The Carper Family does; they are a working, local band, playing many nights a week at various Austin venues. Back When proves that this local band deserves more national, and international attention.

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