“There was no stereo in the Wilson household, but the home was filled with songs: Hymns, murder ballads, songs about love, songs about work, songs about death, all played with the passion of a southern gentleman who could never quite shake the cold light of professorial logic.” So says the bio for Charlottesville, Va.-based Americana […]
If there’s a theme to this week collection of songs, it has to be unique takes on roots music — though Philadelphia-based rockers Purling Hiss probably don’t fit in the roots category at all. Still, their re-envisioned approach to rock and pop fits with The Wood Brothers’ innovation of blues and Americana, and Judah & […]
The guitarist and singer-songwriter performs with his own band, The High Score, at Emerald Lounge tomorrow (Saturday). Sons of Bill headlines. Photo by Annie Clark-Rankin.
In case your March 31 plans are not already split over the Kovacs & the Polar Bear show (at the Grey Eagle) and The Critters CD release party (at the Getdown) or the Booty Band (at the Orange Peel) or any number of other possibilities (it’s an exciting night), here’s a roots-rock band from Charlottesville, Va. worth checking out. Sons of Bill plays the Emerald Lounge at 10 p.m.