Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys brought Western Swing to the fore in the 1940s and helped define the ‘other’ half of Country & Western music. Continue reading “Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – San Antonio Rose”
Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen come together for an emotion-packed vintage-sounding country-tinged duet. Continue reading “Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen – Like I Used To”
If Jimmie Rodgers bridged the gap between blues and country, then The Carter Family did the same for folk and bluegrass. Continue reading “The Carter Family – Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow Tree”
Jimmie Rodgers might not have been the first country musician to make a record – that was Eck Robertson. But with his Blue Yodels he was country music’s first superstar. Continue reading “Jimmie Rodgers – Waiting For A Train”
Eck Robertson was the first country musician to make a record. He might have been called “the Hendrix of the fiddle” if only he’d been born half a century later.