Chris Thile – Thanks for Listening

Released a little over a year after Chris Thile took over as host of the public radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion, Thanks for Listening collects ten Song of the Week features from his inaugural season. Each song was an original written for that week and premiered live on … Continue reading


“Hats Off and Bottoms Up” says Nashville-based country artist, Cherish Lee.  These days, the daughter of country legend, Johnny Lee (“Urban Cowboy”) and “Dallas” star, Charlene Tilton deserves some “hats off” herself.  Her semi-autobiographical single, “Tequila Cowgirl” earned her rave reviews, international radio airplay, and several award nominations. Cherish will … Continue reading

Ilya Portnov – Strong Brew

Harmonica player Ilya (i l e e y u h) Portnov’ s debut instrumental album contains nine eclectic tunes, seven of which are originals together with an arrangement of ‘Cincinnati Flow Rag’ and ‘In A Town Garden.’Here’s what Ilya has to say about his new recording: “On this album, I … Continue reading

Grant Maloy Smith – Dust Bowl; American Stories

Drought, poverty and dirt defined America’s southern plains in the 1930s. Folks who depended on the land for survival were devastated by monstrous clouds of dust that swept across the region between 1932 and 1940, killing crops and livestock. Already reeling from the worst economic disaster of the early 20th … Continue reading

May Erlewine – Mother Lion

“Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.” Lifted from the first paragraph of May Erlewine’s Facebook biography, this is the singular, wholesome truth that sits at the center of the Michigan artist’s entire portfolio. Her music has a heart that connects with others’ hearts. It’s … Continue reading

Chris Stapleton – From A Room Volume 2

Eight months after releasing the best-selling country album of the year, Chris Stapleton is back with a companion piece. From A Room: Volume 2 arrives December 1st, delivering another batch of songs culled from Stapleton’s Library of Congress-sized back catalog. It’s lean and live-sounding, with hands-off production by Dave Cobb … Continue reading