country

  • Getting to Know Jeremy Pinnell, “Pancake King of NKY” (8/13 at Silk City w/ Kelsey Waldon)

    “I’m pretty blunt, it’s there, you can hear it, it’s obvious.  It’s not stream of consciousness stuff, like Bob Dylan.  It’s not like that at all,” says singer/songwriter (and self-professed “Pancake King of NKY”) Jeremy Pinnell about his classic brand of country.  Last fall Pinnell released his third full-length,...
  • Sierra Ferrell, A Night at the Opera

    This past Wednesday, June 1st, folk rocker Ray LaMontagne brought his Monovision Tour to the Metropolitan Opera House of Philadelphia, where he treated fans to 9 of the 10 songs of his Monovision LP, in addition to a number of fan favorites, from the stage of our city’s most...
  • Caitlyn Smith: “The entire evening is going to be a vibe.” (5/6 at MilkBoy)

    Last month Nashville-based country pop singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith released High, her third LP and the follow-up to 2020’s Supernova.  And while Smith’s biggest credits still come from songs she’s written for others (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears,” Meghan...
  • Waxahatchee, Two Nights for Two Years

    “I’ve been looking forward to this show for so long, for years now,” said Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, four songs into her set last Sunday night, before launching into “The Eye” off of the indie rock singer/songwriter’s 2020 album Saint Cloud.  The performance was the first of...
  • Adia Victoria’s “blues existentialism” (4/19 at MilkBoy)

    In the decade that Adia Victoria has been kicking out twangy blues jams (In the MC5 sense, not the hippie or party-ready sense.), she’s managed to play all of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection’s favorite barroom dive venues, from local metal mecca Kung Fu Necktie, to...
  • MUNA Come to the Arena (w/ Kacey Musgraves)

    Last Wednesday, 1/26, Kacey Musgraves gave the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection everything they’d been needing, an arena spectacle complete with pyro, laser lights, and a country diva commanding a mega stage in a skintight jumpsuit as she belted out anthemic breakup ballads (largely from last year’s...
  • Faye Webster, 9/23 at The Foundry (“I have high expectations!”)

    Although Faye Webster’s September 23rd show at The Foundry has been sold out for quite some time now (There are still Verified Resale Tickets available.), when I talked to the singer/songwriter last month, she told me that she still had no idea what fans could expect of her current...
  • Breland Talks Cross Country (9/22 at MilkBoy)

    “I’m in service to the songs.  And what I mean when I say that is songs kind of have a life of their own.  There’s an energy when creating a song where I want the song to do what the song wants to do and not necessarily what I...
  • Riddy Arman: “I’m happy I can travel for a living now.”

    *Update: Sadly, Colter Wall’s entire fall tour (including all of his dates with Riddy Arman) are postponed until next year. “I started writing music as a form of meditation and therapy, without realizing it at the time.  That’s what I was using music and songwriting for.  So, my music...