On the dark side of country and roots lurks some the most creative and disturbing expressions and stories ever written into song. From murder ballads to ghost stories, to tales of struggle and lunacy, Gothic country and dark roots never get their full due, nor do the denizens of these art forms who help keep these traditions alive.
From the very beginning, there has always been a Gothic side to country and roots music. From the murder ballads and ghost stories of the Ralph Peer-era pioneers of country, to tales of struggle and lunacy from more modern underground artists attempting to keep those haunting spirits alive, Gothic country never gets its due credit.
From the beginning, there has always been a dark, Gothic side to American country and roots music. From murder ballads to ghost stories, to tales of struggle and lunacy, Gothic country never gets its due credit, nor do the dozens of artists and bands who keep these traditions alive with new music bathed in the darkness and depression…
From all the music festivals I attended this summer, from South by Southwest this Spring, to all the other musical events intermixed throughout the year, few rival the magic that transpired Halloween night when Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours pulled their tour van up to Johnny B’s in Medford OR all the way from Austin, to share a night of music with the legendary Don Maddox.
Want to hear something scary to get you ready for Halloween? No, I’m not talking about Taylor Swift without her Pro Tools auto tuners. Hell, I’d rather have a suburban angster take a baseball bat to my head like it was Jack-O-Latnern on Nov. 1st than to listen to that banshee yawp. What I’m talking […]
Hank III has just announced some tour dates starting in the south and heading up to the Midwest. Here are the dates as of now, but you can check the Tour Page to see if more dates are added to this tour later. Those Poor Bastards will be opening. Nov 2 2009 8:00P The Catalyst […]
Hank Williams III is not gonna get a tattoo of you on his arm unless you got some skins on the wall. For Halloween Unknown Hinson is releasing a new live album Live & Undead. It is available at www.unknownhinson.com. 300-Year-Old Vampire & King of Country and Western Troubadors: Underrated, Amazing Guitar Slinger: Head Sqidbilly: […]