With Nashville in the Rearview, Artists Thrive Elsewhere

Don Forgey was in his mid-20s when he met 18-year-old Kathy Ackerman at Washington state’s Whistlin’ Jack Lodge, a Depression-era hostelry in the woods east of Mount Rainier that’s named for a giant, noisy squirrel (the hoary marmot). Forgey, now 62, had just finished touring Canada with a band called Bazooka Joe and was playing solo in Whistlin’ Jack’s bar for tips as he plotted his next move.

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (2015 Remaster)

This sixth Led Zeppelin release, which first came out in 1975, is the group’s equivalent of the Beatles’ White Album, Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, the Stones’ Exile on Main Street and Springsteen’s The River—a sprawling, ambitious and eclectic statement. Like many double albums, the 15-track, 83-...

Drew Holcomb, Holly Williams: Hometown Goodness at Ryman Auditorium

Drew Holcomb is an interesting case study. Though he crafts readily accessible melodies, he doesn't pander lyrically to the lowest common denominator. He's not up there singing, “Oh, baby baby.” He's singing about gratitude for a lost love, acceptance of personal vulnerabilities, and respect for...

Videos

Lydia Loveless - "The Killing Moon", Amos Perrine, February 11, 2015

Lydia Loveless covers Echo & The Bunnymen: "The Killing Moon"

Jorma Kaukonen & Friends ~ "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning", Craig Young, February 11, 2015

Jorma, Happy Traum, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams - Keep Your Lamp... - Live at Fur Peace Ranch

Daniel Bachman ~ "Copperhead", Craig Young, February 7, 2015

Daniel Bachman - Copperhead (Live on KEXP)

Elle King ~ "Ex's & Oh's", Craig Young, February 22, 2015

Elle King - "Ex's & Oh's" (Live at WFUV)

Trigger Hippy ~ "Adelaide", Craig Young, February 5, 2015

Trigger Hippy - Adelaide (Bing Lounge)

Wilco ~ Lowlands Festival 08-19-2012, Craig Young, February 6, 2015

Wilco - Lowlands Festival 2012-08-19 Live PRO SHOT HD

Dale Watson ~ "I Lie When I Drink", Craig Young, February 7, 2015

Dale Watson "I Lie When I Drink"

Brandi Carlile -"The Eye", Amos Perrine, March 1, 2015

The Eye - Brandi Carlile - 2/28/2015

The Prava Sessions: Sean K. Preston, pravarecordings, March 3, 2015

The Prava Sessions: Sean K. Preston (Full Episode)

Ryan Bingham ~ "Nobody Knows My Trouble", Craig Young, February 5, 2015

Ryan Bingham "Nobody Knows My Trouble" - Pandora Whiteboard Sessions