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Blood On The Bluegrass

Author’s preface: I should start off this piece explaining what it is and isn’t. What this isn’t is a complete history of bluegrass. That’s just not something you can do for a blog post. What this is is a study of the bluegrass genre and a slight history of its roots, formation, troubles and finally, Gothic qualities and what actually makes bluegrass “bluegrass.” This piece … Continue reading Blood On The Bluegrass

Album Review: Aaron Watson – ‘Live At The World’s Biggest Rodeo Show’

While Aaron Watson appropriately named his 2015 album The Underdog, Watson’s ironically gotten more chances to be an underdog in the past two years than ever before in his career. “Outta Style” managed to become his first top 10 hit on the Billboard charts, and the release of his next album, Vaquero was quite successful too. For Watson, live albums almost feel like a time … Continue reading Album Review: Aaron Watson – ‘Live At The World’s Biggest Rodeo Show’