the loss of .357 String Band may go down as underground country’s greatest tragedy. I can think of no other project that was so ripe for becoming a success story of authentic American underground roots. They were brilliant, but accessible at the same time. It is a great sin of American music. They have re-issued their landmark 2008 album “Fire & Hail” on vinyl.
Fire & Hail
About this time last year, every website and periodical that regularly does these type of things put out their “Best of the Decade” lists. Problem is, they were all wrong. All of them. And not just for country music. For ALL of music, and for movies, TV shows, whatever. Why? No, not because I’m a raging culture snob, because officially the decade does not end until tonight.
.357 String Band, Cockadoodledon't, Dale Watson, Fire & Hail, Hank III, Home, Jack White, Jamey Johnson, Joe Buck, Johnny Cash, Justin Townes Earle, Legendary Shack Shakers, Live in London, Loretta Lynn, Lovesick Broke & Driftin', Midnight at the Movies, Straight to Hell, That Lonesome Song, The Dixie Chicks, Van Lear Rose, When The Man Comes Around
I really didn’t know what to expect from The .357 String Band’s new album Lightning from the North. I mean, were they going to introduce some new sound? Of course not, they ARE the new sound. Were they going to throw down the best album I’d heard in years? They already did that with their […]
.357 String Band, Andy Gibson, Billy Cook, Bob Wayne, Chris Scruggs, Derek Dunn, Fire & Hail, Hank III, Joe Huber, Lee Fikes, Lightning From the North, Milwaukee Here I Come, New Album, Review, Rick Ness
A couple of weeks ago I got to see the .357 String Band live, and I also got to spend a good amount of time hanging out with them before and after the show. I was hoping to do a more formal interview, but long story short, it wasn’t in the cards. We did get […]
Allright, so this is my list of my top album releases of 2008. I’m only one human, so I can only purchase and listen to so much music. So if there’s something I’m missing or if you want to put your own list together, pony up in the comments section. No. 1 Fire & Hail […]
.357 String Band, bluegrass, Bob Wayne, Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies, Damn Right Rebel Proud, Devil Cool, Devil Cool Magazine, Fire & Hail, Folsom Prison, Hank III, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Justin Townes Earle, Satan is Watching, Split Lip Rayfield, Those Poor bastards