Album Review: Saor – ‘Forgotten Paths’

The short version: For something different, I take a look at the newest album from Saor, a Scottish black metal band that won me over by adding elements of Celtic folk into the mix. Their newest album, ‘Forgotten Paths’ is an album that hits my musical sweet spot, and while it’s a little out of… Continue reading Album Review: Saor – ‘Forgotten Paths’

Album Review: Charles Wesley Godwin – ‘Seneca’

The short version: There’s a refined boldness to Charles Wesley Godwin’s debut album, ‘Seneca,’ that suggests he’ll be around for a lot longer, if not the next big thing. In other words, ‘Seneca’ is an early contender for one of 2019’s best albums. Favorite tracks: “(Windmill) Keep On Turning,” “Seneca Creek,” “Hardwood Floors,” “Here In… Continue reading Album Review: Charles Wesley Godwin – ‘Seneca’

Album Review: The Steel Woods – ‘Old News’

The short version: The Steel Woods’ sophomore effort is somehow even better than their debut album. It’s a striking concept record filled with great stories, fantastic riffs and some of their stickiest hooks yet. In short, it’s an early contender for one of 2019’s best albums. Favorite tracks: “Rock That Says My Name,” “Without You,”… Continue reading Album Review: The Steel Woods – ‘Old News’

Album Review: Ruston Kelly – ‘Dying Star’

The short version: Ruston Kelly draws from a dark underbelly of emotions to craft one of the best country albums of 2018. The long version: Ruston Kelly admittedly drew more suspicion from me than he did interest. Stop me if you’ve heard this before – an indie-country singer who adopts an elitist attitude toward mainstream… Continue reading Album Review: Ruston Kelly – ‘Dying Star’

Song Review: Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”

With the unfortunate chart runs behind both “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega” and “Radioland,” let’s hope that third time is the charm with “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Released as the album’s third single, Ashley McBryde and her team are taking a big risk releasing a bare-bones acoustic ballad to the airwaves. It’s all for our… Continue reading Song Review: Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”