MUSIC REVIEWS

Singer/Songwriter Jim Lord releases 2 New Singles

Rich with vitality and yet somewhat pained in the poetic emissions it offers, Jim Lord’s vocal is always the melodic center of any song he puts his name on, and this is especially true of his new singles “Helplessly I Fell” and “Little Star.” The title track of his latest …

Read More »

Ted Cline releases new Single 

2020 has felt like the year of Americana no matter what channel of the pop music lexicon you’re interested in, but on the flip side of the movement, artists like Ted Cline have been inspired to keep the flag of puritan country music flying as high as ever before. Rather …

Read More »

“I Can See Clearly Now” by The Side Deal

In the lyric video for their cover of the classic pop staple “I Can See Clearly Now,” The Side Deal offer a full-bodied pop/rock response to the pessimism that has run rampant in pop culture recently. There are no clouds in the sky here, nor are there any vague references …

Read More »

Paul Mark & The Van Dorens release LP

The late John Prine provided a unique voice to some of Americana’s greatest songs. His storytelling, his talent for finding the beauty in everyday people and plain livin’. Not as widely known, but just as poetic and talented is the witty Paul Mark & The Van Dorens. The New Yorkers’ …

Read More »

“Go Back Where They Came” (LP) from King Ropes

Go Back Where They Came From is the latest album from Montana’s King Ropes. Featuring interpretations of songs that have greatly influenced the band. Among the gems are covers from Ray Charles, Beastie Boys and even Arcade Fire. True to the spirit of the originals, King Ropes’ versions bring a …

Read More »