Gary Clark Jr. – Church + The Healing 

Do you get suckered into Record Store Day limited releases?  Maybe “suckered” is not the right word; maybe I am looking for “roped in.”  Do you get roped into Record Store Day limited releases?  I know that the majority of Record Store Day and Record Store Day Black Friday limited releases are marketing gimmicks, but…

Butch Walker – Cassette Backs 

I am not friends with Butch Walker.  We are from the same area in Northwest Georgia, my radio career has allowed me to meet him a few times, and on the occasions that I do run into Butch he does recognize me after I tell him who I am.  We are not actually friends, but…

Strawbs – Ghosts

When you go to your local record store, what section is your first stop?  New vinyl?  A certain genre of used vinyl?  Do you walk in with something particular in mind?  Or do you do what I do and head straight for the new arrival bin of used records?    I flipped past this album…

Brother O’Brother – Show Pony

Do you ever think about how much great music you have missed out on because the musicians never became famous enough to make it on to your radar?  Thank God for the internet and social media because it is now, more than ever, so easy to learn about artists you would have missed.  Brother O’Brother…

Shovels & Rope – Little Seeds

Who are the artists you love so much that you will buy anything they put out?  We all have artists like that in our lives.  My list includes Jack White, Norah Jones, Slipknot, and Shovels & Rope.  I could listen to Shovels & Rope sing the phone book.   I have a soft spot in…

Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch 2

Imagine that you and your friends from school had a band and you guys were pretty good.  People in your hometown came out to the local bars to see you play, you went to neighboring towns to play shows there, you got a regular gig as a house band, and all the hard work paid…

Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits

How many artists do you know by name, but do not actually know their music?  I know of Johnny Horton because The Reverend Horton Heat’s stage name is in honor of the aforementioned Horton.   I picked up this album because, even though I don’t know his music, I know that Johnny Horton is a…

Ghost – Popestar

Do you have any favorites that are hard to explain to your friends?  How many times have you struggled to answer this question: You like (insert artist here)?  What do they sound like? I freaking love Ghost, but I struggle with that question any time I bring them up to my friends, coworkers, or acquaintances….