Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Here We Rest

You know the guy at the office that everyone loves?  He’ll go to lunch with you, stay late and help you work on a project, buy you a Coke from the vending machine, and help you move on a Saturday.  He is just a great guy.  I imagine that Jason Isbell is that guy; he…

Michael Trent – The Winner

Who is your favorite artist?  Who is it that you want to hear every single thing they have recorded?  Who is the artist that makes you want to track down every compilation they have ever been a part of? I am sure that you have a few answers.  So do I.  One of my answers…

Reigns – The House On The Causeway

Do you ever see an album at your record store and think “I wonder what that sounds like,” but you keep moving because you don’t really have the money or time to spend on a chance that you might like it?  You could go home, do some research to see if you like the sound,…

America – History: America’s Greatest Hits

Do you ever wonder about all of the music that you’ve missed?   Curiosity about music I have missed in my life is the only reason that I picked up this album.  Even though I am familiar with America as a band, all I really know about them is the song A Horse With No…

The Black Keys – A Long Way From Home: Live in Belfort, France

Have you ever been suckered and know it?  But, you still stand by your purchase? That happened to me with this album.  I saw the sticker that proudly states “Limited to 100 copies” and I totally fell for it.      It is an unmarked bootleg live double album, but I do love The Black…

Dropkick Murphys – The Warrior’s Code

If you are reading this blog you are a music fan and probably a vinyl collector.  You also know that it takes a while to round out your collection.   This is a purchase to round out my collection.  I have written in another post about my love of Dropkick Murphys (Dropkick Murphys – The…

Willie Nelson – City of New Orleans

You know how you hear a song and your mind is transported back to a different time? As soon as I drop the needle on this album and hear the title track I am in Murfreesboro, TN and sitting in the front seat of my mom’s car as we leave Dairy Queen with a milkshake….

Monster Truck – Sittin’ Heavy

Sometimes you’re in the mood for good old-fashioned American rock ‘n roll. Apparently, you can find this in Canada. Monster Truck sounds like a rock band from Kentucky, but they are from Ontario.    Sittin’ Heavy is fun.  It is bluesy and Southern Rock.  If you are familiar with Black Stone Cherry (you should be), you…

Holy Grail – Times of Pride and Peril

You just want to go out and get a drink, but your guitar playing friend wants to show you how he has perfected Eruption and you end up listening to him play it 4 times in a row; we all have a friend like that.  He’s cool, but dude…….. This is purely speculation, but I imagine…

The Donnas – Get You Alone/Toilet Boys – You Got It

You know from a previous post that I love The Donnas.  I bought this 7″ the same day that I picked up the other one. It wasn’t until I got home that I noticed that it is a split single with another band.   Let’s start with The Donnas.    Get You Alone is fast, gritty…

The Donnas – Fall Behind Me

Remember that band your sister fell in love with when she went off to college?  That band is The Donnas.      Chick rock is offensive, right?  How about girl-power rock?   I don’t normally buy 7″ singles, but I love The Donnas.  I’ve seen them live and I’ve met them a couple of times…

The New Basement Tapes – Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes

You have that friend that is into vintage clothes because they are trendy and cool, right?  The same friend that talked you into buying a too-tight western-style pearl button shirt for $65.  This is the album that friend prayed to God for and is constantly spinning on their vintage mid-century console record player while drinking…