Tag Archives: alt-country

Racking Up Plays: “I’ll Trade You Money for Wine” by Robbie Fulks

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “I’ll Trade You Money for Wine,” Robbie … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Hearts and Minds” by Son Volt

This is like crack for Americana fans, and its been too long since Farrar has given us the good stuff in such pure form. Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Trampled By Turtles with honeyhoney at The Fillmore, San Francisco, 01.17.13

The boys from Duluth play a sort of blunt-force bluegrass, pounding out notes with all the brutal honesty of a garage band that has just discovered Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Flatfood CD release, Woodruff’s, Ypsilanti, Mich., 12.08.12

Sad circumstances brought me back to Michigan last week. My grandfather passed away at the age of 91. If there was a silver lining to the whole affair, it was that he lead a long, active life, and I could … Continue reading

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Report From the Show (with photos): The Avett Brothers with Jessica Lea Mayfield at the Fox Theater in Oakland, 07.19.11

Last night’s show at the Fox Theater was, I believe, the third time I have seen The Avett Brothers earnest mash-up of folk, pop and punk (courtesy of The Bay Bridged’s weekly Ticket Giveaway Wednesday contest). The first time was … Continue reading

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