Premieres

  • Song Premiere: John Reischman, “Cascadia”

    • Jun 14, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    “Cascadia” is the new single off of Reischman’s forthcoming album New Time & Old Acoustic, and the song balances the tenderness of old time music with the circling rhythmic innovations of bluegrass.

  • Song Premiere: JP Harris' Dreadful Wind & Rain, “House Carpenter” (feat. Chance McCoy)

    • Jun 8, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    In his version of the classic ballad, “House Carpenter,” Harris’ slow rolling banjo strums and plucks wander mournfully around Chance McCoy’s doleful fiddle pulls as Harris’s shivering vocals evoke the woeful and dire consequences of a young woman’s decision to leave her children and husband behind to make a better life for herself with a man who can offer her a wealthier life.

  • Hear It First: Guy Davis, 'Be Ready When I Call You'

    • Jun 2, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    We want to be ready when Guy Davis calls us; more than ever we need to hear his words of lament, his words that speak truth to power, and his words that call out and make us laugh at our own shortcomings. Be Ready When I Call You makes us laugh, it makes us cry, and it makes us angry, and Davis ingeniously wraps these emotions in music that mimics these feelings, often haunting us even after the last note fades.

  • Video Premiere: Anya Hinkle, "Why Women Need Wine”

    • Jun 2, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    Full of tinkling effervescence, wry nods and winks, and capacious laughter, Anya Hinkle and her friends spill the wine and raise a few toasts in celebration of their friendship in the video for Hinkle’s new single, “Why Women Need Wine.” Spry fiddles dance under and around Anya Hinkle’s finger-picked guitar lines, gently swirling into a waltzing St. Louis toodle-oo that revels in the fruit of the vine and its restorative powers.

  • Song Premiere: Leftover Salmon, "Flyin' at Night"

    • Apr 29, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    “Flyin' at Night” sounds like what might happen if Chick Corea and Brian Auger added banjos and mandolins to their songs. As usual with Leftover Salmon’s music, once the song’s taken off, we never want to come down.