Articles by: Randy Fox

In Age Of Tributes To Country Badboys, Album Memorializes Smooth Singing Eddy Arnold

In Age Of Tributes To Country Badboys, Album Memorializes Smooth Singing Eddy Arnold

by / on June 24, 2013

The king of country pop gains punk credibility for a new generation.

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Just Walkin’ in the Rain: Reform, Redemption and the Story of the Prisonaires

Just Walkin’ in the Rain: Reform, Redemption and the Story of the Prisonaires

by / on March 22, 2013

How a progressive governor, a reform-minded warden and five convicts created a classic recording.

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Ukulele Bound – Bright Littlefield Strum a Different Beat

Ukulele Bound – Bright Littlefield Strum a Different Beat

by / on November 26, 2012

Nashville musicians Jonathan Bright and Tom Littlefield, both veterans of Music City’s 1980s underground rock scene, recently found they had an unusual interest in common – the ukulele.

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Eddie Angel and the Instrumental Instincts of Los Straitjackets

Eddie Angel and the Instrumental Instincts of Los Straitjackets

by / on October 5, 2012

For the past eighteen years, Los Straitjackets have revitalized rock instrumentals with gusto and humor, building a loyal fan base around the world. Dressed in identical black business suits and ties, with a unique colorful mask for each member, Los Straitjackets never speak on stage except in Spanish. Randy Fox has this profile of the band’s founder Eddie Angel.

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The Bard of Bakersfield Keeps on Rollin’

The Bard of Bakersfield Keeps on Rollin’

by / on May 11, 2012

“The Bakersfield Sound” cranked up the heat and volume of 1960s country music; born in the honky tonks of that California city, it was nurtured by musicians and songwriters like Red Simpson.

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Back to Vinyl

Back to Vinyl

by / on April 20, 2012

Music Lovers are finding satisfaction in both bytes and grooves.

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Back at the Quonset Hut

Back at the Quonset Hut

by / on March 20, 2012

Chuck Mead’s latest album is a celebration of classic country songs, the musicians that played them, and the spot where it all came together.

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Tommy Womack Asks “Now What?”

Tommy Womack Asks “Now What?”

by / on March 6, 2012

Nashville Musician Tommy Womack gave up chasing success, only to have it find him.

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Satan is Real – A Country Classic Returns

Satan is Real – A Country Classic Returns

by / on November 28, 2011

The 1959 LP by the Louvin Brothers is one of the most unusual albums ever released by a mainstream country artist, but its appeal goes far beyond its eccentric cover.

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Sir Cecil Creape: Nashville’s Hometown Ghoul

Sir Cecil Creape: Nashville’s Hometown Ghoul

by / on October 31, 2011

In the 1970s, almost every major city had a “horror host,” including Nashville, whose “master of terror-monies” brought a memorable flare.

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Connie Smith: Back on Record

Connie Smith: Back on Record

by / on September 26, 2011

Connie Smith’s new album is a long overdue return for a country music legend.

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