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

June 24, 2013 at 7:30 am

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

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

March 22, 2013 at 4:30 am

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

Ukulele Bound – Bright Littlefield Strum a Different Beat

Ukulele Bound – Bright Littlefield Strum a Different Beat

November 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

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.

Eddie Angel and the Instrumental Instincts of Los Straitjackets

Eddie Angel and the Instrumental Instincts of Los Straitjackets

October 5, 2012 at 6:00 am

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.

The Bard of Bakersfield Keeps on Rollin’

The Bard of Bakersfield Keeps on Rollin’

May 11, 2012 at 6:38 am

“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.

Back to Vinyl

Back to Vinyl

April 20, 2012 at 5:28 am

Music Lovers are finding satisfaction in both bytes and grooves.

Back at the Quonset Hut

Back at the Quonset Hut

March 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

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.

Tommy Womack Asks “Now What?”

Tommy Womack Asks “Now What?”

March 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

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

Satan is Real – A Country Classic Returns

Satan is Real – A Country Classic Returns

November 28, 2011 at 5:40 am

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.

Sir Cecil Creape: Nashville’s Hometown Ghoul

Sir Cecil Creape: Nashville’s Hometown Ghoul

October 31, 2011 at 6:07 am

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

Connie Smith: Back on Record

Connie Smith: Back on Record

September 26, 2011 at 6:44 am

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