Elton John – 11-17-70

How many times have you had a conversation that starts, usually drunkenly, with “yeah, but who is the greatest ever?”  It is a hard question to answer because there are so many variables.  But, musical greats can usually be narrowed to a short list and agreed upon.  Elton John is most certainly on that list….

The Roosevelts – The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn 

Where do you discover new music?  Spotify?  Your friends?  Do you ask about the album that’s spinning in your favorite record store?  Are you old school and listen to the radio?   How about going to shows early enough to catch the opening band?  I am a big advocate for getting to live shows early…

Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle

How many times do you find yourself flipping past the same old albums in the used vinyl bin?  It seems like every single record store has the same stuff filling up the used vinyl; it is the hay in the way of you finding that needle.   Have you ever considered that the reason all…

Shooter Jennings – The Other Life

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where instead of making a decision you respond with “just give me all of them”?  That happened to me when I saw Shooter Jennings; I couldn’t decide what album to buy, so I bought copies of all of the vinyl they had for sale. Shooter Jennings is…

Ghost – If You Have Ghost

When I was in middle school I had a bout with nightmares after watching a Christian documentary called Hell’s Bells: The Dangers of Rock ‘N’ Roll. It was all about how rock n roll music is going to send you to Hell and it scared the ever living shit out of me. There is no…

Whiskey Myers – Mud

Do you believe in time travel?  Even just a little?  The fact that Whiskey Myers exists in 2016 and not in 1977 is pretty strong evidence that time travel is possible. This band would fit right in being on tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers, et al. Mud is southern rock…

Ray Lamontagne – Supernova/Pick Up A Gun

Do you ever hear a song and it immediately makes you think of another?  Me too, but what drives me crazy is when I can’t think of the other song it reminds me of.   Supernova was a Record Store Day exclusive 45rpm in 2014.  Apparently it did not sell well for Sweet Melissa Records in Marietta,…

Shooter Jennings – Countach (For Giorgio)

Do you ever buy albums simply to use their covers as decoration?  It is a popular practice because so much effort has been put into designing the album covers that many of them are truly works of art.  If you are looking for a kick ass 80s style album to frame, look no further than…

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors- Live at the Ryman

How do you discover new music?  The radio?  Friends?  Reddit?  Recommendations at the record store? Ever discovered a new band while checking out a girl?  I did.  I found myself staring at one of the cute girls at work wearing a tight t-shirt and noticed the words “Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors” stretched across her…