• Wednesday , 19 September 2018

alt-country

Thompson Faulk – Edge of the USA

Thompson Faulk – Edge of the USA

Americana is a music genre that has a very unfortunate preserved definition. For the most part when people hear that term “Americana” they think of banjos, mandolins and a jug pipe (not that any of that is bad), but with ...

Read more

E.Z. Shakes – The Wolf

E.Z. Shakes – The Wolf

Back when I reviewed Columbia alt-country artist E.Z. Shakes (AKA Zach Seibert) earlier this year, I knew his next release was going to be a different affair; gone is the sparse, nearly lo-fi home recording feel that marked his 4-song ...

Read more

E.Z. Shakes – E.P.

E.Z. Shakes – E.P.

“Music is my birthright,” says Columbia’s Zach Seibert, now also known as E.Z. Shakes. The singer-songwriter’s childhood history of travelling with his family’s Christian rock band bears witness to this matter-of-fact claim, along with his extensive past playing music professionally, ...

Read more

Kenny George Band – Borrowed Trouble

Kenny George Band – Borrowed Trouble

The latest hits on country pop radio that are recorded in Nashville combine glitz and songs about saving horses and riding cowboys and dancing the dirt off your boots.  However, Aiken, SC’s Kenny George Band readily gets their message across ...

Read more

Thompson Faulk – This is Life

Thompson Faulk – This is Life

Charleston’s Thompson Faulk explains his debut album This is Life as being about just that – existence; reality vs his expectations as well as “everyday struggles in relationships and living that I think most people go through as they grow ...

Read more

The Kenny George Band – Gunshy

The Kenny George Band – Gunshy

Blurring the line between country and alt country, Aiken’s Kenny George Band seem to swear allegiance to both sides of the coin and its works well for them. That’s the attitude displayed on the group’s latest, the 7-song EP, “Gunshy”: ...

Read more