Orion – Sunrise

Who is your absolute favorite musician?  Are they dead?  Do you wish there was an untapped vault of their material that you have never heard?  Well, if the answer to the first question is Elvis Presley, then I have good news for you.   I am a huge Elvis fan.  I have been to Graceland…

Hard Working Americans – Rest In Chaos

How many albums have you bought because someone you trust suggested them?  I would guess that a full quarter of my record collection is made up of albums that were recommendations; this album is one of those suggestions.   A friend, and fellow vinyl aficionado, that I have known since I was in high school…

Volbeat – Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Do you ever hear a band or album and think to yourself “how the hell did I miss this when it first came out?” That is how I feel about Volbeat.  I have a passing knowledge of them and I enjoy their songs that I have caught on satellite radio, but I never did seek…

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat

If you are reading this blog then you are a fan of music just like me; so, I want to give you a piece of advice: Never miss the opening act. Seriously, always get to the show early.  My wife and I went to Nashville to see Shovels & Rope at The Ryman.  They themselves…

Howlin’ Wolf

Writing this blog is an ongoing education for me.  I get to learn about new artists, terrible artists, and some of the greatest to ever live.   This records falls into the latter category.   Howlin’ Wolf is considered one of the greatest records ever produced; I probably won’t make some sort of groundbreaking observations, but…

The Devil Makes Three – Redemption & Ruin

Are you a fan of a certain record label?  I know fans who will buy just about anything because it is released by a certain label.  Fat Wreck Chords, Sub Pop, Third Man Records, Mascot Records, and Blue Note are a few labels that come to mind.  You can add New West Records as my…