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Album Review – Ryan Bingham’s “Fear & Saturday Night”

January 21, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  26 Comments

Fear and Saturday Night might be Bingham’s best album yet. This is an album of all peaks and no valleys. As the perfect experience for the classic rock buff hiding in every country and Americana fan, Bingham scrapes the grime off the sweaty denim of 70’s Stones and douses it with a little Dylan poetry set to grooves left in the residue of a Faces studio session and articulated with riffs that awaken the spirit of a freer time.


The Country Ties of Ian McLagan & Bobby Keys

December 4, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  9 Comments

In the fall of 2012 when Ronnie Dunn (of Brooks & Dunn) was looking to write and record material for his upcoming album, he reached out to Texas music songwriting guru Ray Wylie Hubbard after falling in love with the gritty sound Hubbard imbibes on all his records. Dunn flew into Austin as Ray Wylie wrangled up an A-list of Austin musicians to to participate in a recording session.


Jason Isbell to Release “Live at Austin City Limits” DVD

November 10, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  35 Comments

Near the end of 2013, Saving Country Music rewarded Jason Isbell’s live streaming set on August 13th from the Austin City Limit’s stage as the #2 live event in all of 2013. Now Jason Isbell’s entire Austin City Limits set will be released to DVD on November 24th via Isbell’s Southeastern Records, and will include his entire 15-song performance.


Tom Petty Is Critical of “Game Show” Stars, & “Plastic Computer” Music

July 17, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  28 Comments

Tom Petty has been known to speak his mind from time to time, including in August of 2013 when he criticized modern country as “Bad rock with a fiddle.” Now in a new interview with Canada’s CBC news organization, Petty has relayed some pointed opinions about what he characterizes as stars that have “won a game show” and that make “plastic computer music.”


The Grit ‘N Groove of Ray Wylie Hubbard (Interview)

April 2, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  12 Comments

Where most musicians might peak in their 20’s, Ray Wylie Hubbard seems to be hitting his stride in his 60’s. Since the release of his latest album The Grifter’s Hymal, he’s been asked to play David Letterman, and write and record with Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn fame. But he’s taking time out of his busy schedule to put on a festival of the music he likes.


Album Review – American Aquarium’s “Burn.Flicker.Die.”

December 18, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  17 Comments

These songs are tributes to American decay, depravity, excess, and unfairness, with starkly honest lyrics not dulled one bit by subtly, or sullied by the need for explanation or imagination. Burn. Flicker. Die is not an artistic interpretation of American Aquarium’s struggles, it is a Polaroid. You’re supposed to listen to songs, and feel music. With American Aquarium, you do both.


Justin Townes Earle Let’s Wanda Be Wanda in “Unfinished Business”

November 17, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  11 Comments

Her immeasurable influence spanning country, rockabilly, and rock and roll is undeniable. As far as I’m concerned, Wanda Jackson has no “unfinished business” to attend to. She’s given her heart and soul to the music, and the music is better off because of it. She’s got nothing to prove, but she proves it anyway in Unfinished Business. And so does producer Justin Townes Earle.


Review – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires “There’s A Bomb in Gilead”

July 17, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  10 Comments

This is an explosively-energetic album with influences and styles pulling from a wide range of American music. Lee Bains is well-versed in Southern modes from both sides of the tracks, and shows tremendous versatility in being able to conjure up the smoky mood of a blues singer, and the sweaty twang of a Southern rocker in the space of a breath, with The Glory Fires right on his heels with their authentic interpretations.


Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg to Release “Painkillers”

June 11, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  11 Comments

Take the insane punk blues of the two-piece Left Lane Cruiser, add the shirtless, sweat-drenched James Leg from the Black Diamond Heavies, and then put them in charge of reviving some of the most legendary songs in blues music, and you’ve got an album dangerous enough to require a prescription. Painkillers, the new cover album due out 6/26/12 on Alive Natural Sound Records.


SCM’s Predictions & Picks for 2012 Hall of Fame Inductions

February 6, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  55 Comments

One of the reasons the the Country Music Hall of Fame is one of the most revered and respected Halls in all the land and specifically in music is because it is so hard to get into. It is always better that you look at a list of Hall inductees and wonder why certain names are not in, instead of looking and wondering why certain names are.


The Undeniable Influence of Charlie Louvin

December 17, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  28 Comments

On February 22, 1956, Elvis Presley played a concert at the City Auditorium in Waycross, GA. Opening for Elvis that night were two brothers, Charlie and Ira, a gospel duo called The Louvin Brothers. In the crowd was a 9-year-old boy, a native of Georgia, born and raised in Waycross. How that boy felt about Elvis that night is uncertain, but The Louvin Brothers left an indelible mark on him that he would carry for the rest of his life.


Carmelita, Hold Me Tighter

June 12, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  16 Comments

Warren Zevon at first glance would not strike you as one to have a lot of “influence” in the realm of country music. I always knew him […]


Fans Want Gram Parsons in Hall of Fame

May 30, 2009 - By Trigger  //  Causes  //  2 Comments

Say what you want about the man, or even his music, but it is hard to make the case that anybody has been a bigger ambassador for […]


Gram Parsons

November 18, 2008 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History, Reviews  //  2 Comments

This is a dude I probably would not write about under normal circumstances. I think he did have a huge influence on the Outlaw Country movement, but […]

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