Gillian Welch MN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple Valley Monday, July 7, 2014 As the wind howled and the trees bent to the ground, Mother Nature did her damnedest to keep Gillian Welch's Minnesota Zoo show from happening, but she eventually relented. With only about an hour delay, Welch and her longtime col ... More >>
The Sudden Lovelys had a little more time to incubate their thoughts this time around. A few years ago, the folk-rock duo released three albums in one year, an amazing feat that makes any one question what they have done with their life. On their latest album Brave and Alive, husband and wife Paige ... More >>
By Mark Kartarik Cory Chisel, the Candles, Ariel Denae, and Space Woman With special guest Norah Jones 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Monday, August 12, 2013 A small crowd gathered around the 7th St. Entry stage as the Americana-folk rock opening band Space Woman quietly began playing the first songs ... More >>
I've been told a lot of things about Jesus. For one, he evidently looked a lot like Kenny Loggins. Or Kenny Loggins looks a lot like him? Apparently dinosaurs were created and then roamed the earth around the same time as mankind, so I guess Kenny Loggins could be Jesus after all. "Danger Zone" is a ... More >>
Country music is a genre of dysfunction -- between the drinkin' and the cheatin', the relentless (and borderline creepy) adoration of one's "mama" and the occasional stint in the can. And yet, for as much as country artists love singing about the holidays, these themes rarely creep into country Chri ... More >>
MN Music-on-a-Stick With Semisonic, The Jayhawks, Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet LapellesMN State Fair Grandstand, St. PaulFriday, August 31, 2012After a summer of record temperature highs, August was the perfect month for outdoor shows, ending with MN Music-on-a-Stick a ... More >>
Trailer parks have a bad rap, no doubt about it. But there's no use denying their pervasiveness in American culture. These semi-permanent structures are cheap and easy enough to transport.It was on this day in 1957 that country singer Don Gibson sat in his home in a Knoxville, Tennessee trailer par ... More >>
If you were in the mood to take in a good country show this weekend, you... may not be in luck. Glen Campbell's appearance at Mystic on Friday, a stop on his farewell tour after announcing he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, is sold out. And if you were looking forward to Canadian alt-country sing ... More >>
You likely know the story, if you were one of the thousands who in 2005 walked into the biopic I Walk the Line after having seen the 2004 biopic Ray and thought, "This again?" It's too bad the film documenting the love affair of Johnny and June Carter Cash came so closely on the heels of the ... More >>
On this day in history 1963, Patsy Cline performed her last show ever before dying at the age of 30. But it was the events that happened in the ensuing weeks (and years) that were truly notable... and, well, weird.
Had my father truly loved me, he would have forced Davy Jones to marry me at gunpoint. Today, I've got love on my mind. Is it because I've been invited to a wedding every goddamned weekend the month of July, and so love has been striking in the form of RSVP cards, Target gift registries, swea ... More >>
Hank Williams, Jr. hit the campaign trail with a stop in Minnesota on Sunday night. Naw, I'm just pullin' your leg.
Cabooze, Club Jäger and Cracker Barrel. Three ways to catch your country music this week.
Robert McCreedy, former member of the reverb-drenched country outfit The Volebeats, will mark the release of his second album at the Turf Club this Friday. McCreedy was introduced to country while working in his grandpa's record store in the Detroit suburbs. He played in psychedelic garage bands as ... More >>