The Bluegrass Situation

Roots Culture Redefined
  • LISTEN: Mark McKinney, 'Bridge'

    Song Premiere

    Artist: Mark McKinneyHometown: Austin, TXSong: ”Bridge”Album: World in BetweenRelease Date: February 24, 2017Label: Texas EvolutionIn Their Words: “I quit throwing matches on the bridge we burned” ... “I had the melody for this song since my last album, but could...

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  • LISTEN: Curtis McMurtry, 'Loves Me More'

    Song Premiere

    Artist: Curtis McMurtryHometown: Austin, TXSong: “Loves Me More"Album: The Hornet’s NestRelease Date: February 24, 2017In Their Words: "The narrator of 'Loves Me More' endorses free love in all directions, while remaining irreverent and competitive. I'm excited about...

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  • LISTEN: Taarka, ' Carried Away'

    Song Premiere

    Artist: TaarkaHometown: Lyons, COSong: "Carried Away"Album: Fading MysteryRelease Date: March 10, 2017In Their Words: "'Carried Away' was a 'post-Lyons Flood' song. Enion wrote it in the Winter, after we lost our house and belongings to the torrent of the river, while...

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  • LISTEN: Robt Sarazin Blake, 'Couples'

    Song Premiere

    Artist: Robt Sarazin BlakeHometown: Bellingham, WASong: "Couples"Album: RecitativeRelease Date: April 7, 2017Label: Same Room RecordsIn Their Words: "We come from couples and spend our lives dancing in and out of coupleness. When coupled, we learn to think as one. When...

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  • LISTEN: Will Johnson, 'Patient, Patient Man'

    Song Premiere

    Artist: Will JohnsonHometown: Austin, TXSong: "Patient, Patient Man"Album: Patient, Patient Man/UintaRelease Date: February 24, 2017Label: Different Folk RecordsIn Their Words: "Those first lines of 'Patient, Patient Man' kept rumbling around in my head on a trail run. I'd...

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