Album Review: Ian Noe – ‘Between The Country’

The short version: Ian Noe’s ‘Between The Country’ is a stunning portrayal of southern living framed by excellent storytelling, passionate performances and equally great production. For a debut, this is exceptional, though, this is exceptional in any capacity. In other words, it’s one of the best albums of 2019 thus far. Favorite tracks: “Letter To… Read More Album Review: Ian Noe – ‘Between The Country’

Song Review: High Valley – “Single Man”

The short version: High Valley continue doing what they do best on “Single Man.” Writers: Brad Rempel, Curtis Rempel Derick Southerland, Jordan Schmidt Rating: 7/10 The long version: You know, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” isn’t always the worst model to adopt. Ever since High Valley crossed over into the United States, they’ve… Read More Song Review: High Valley – “Single Man”

Album Review: Emily Scott Robinson – ‘Traveling Mercies’

The short version: The production can leave a little to be desired, and there’s some slight inconsistencies with this album, but ‘Traveling Mercies’ showcases a bright young talent in Emily Scott Robinson.  Favorite tracks: “Shoshone Rose,” “Delta Line,” “Borrowed Rooms and Old Wood Floors,” “Run,” “Westward Bound” Least favorite track: “White Hot Country Mess” Rating:… Read More Album Review: Emily Scott Robinson – ‘Traveling Mercies’

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… Read More Album Review: Charles Wesley Godwin – ‘Seneca’

Album Review: Alice Wallace – ‘Into The Blue’

The short version: Alice Wallace’s ‘Into The Blue’ pays tribute to her home of California in a different way than past albums, and this makes for an incredibly good listen. With that said, the project can feel a tad scattershot sonically and lyrically. Favorite tracks: “Echo Canyon,” “Santa Ana Winds,” “Desert Rose,” “The Lonely Talking,” “Elephants”… Read More Album Review: Alice Wallace – ‘Into The Blue’

Album Review: The August Empire – Self-Titled

The short version: The August Empire’s journey into the unknown of the afterlife is melodically pleasing, and the harmonies are on point. Lyrically though, the project is just shy of greatness. Favorite tracks: “Garden Of Eden,” “The Afterlife,” “Los Angeles,” “Lonely After All” Least favorite track: “Lights Out” Rating: 6/10 The long version: For all… Read More Album Review: The August Empire – Self-Titled