The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined
Cover StoryJun 21, 2017

The Secret Sisters had all the markings of instant success. Their first recording contract came attached with producer Dave Cobb and executive producer T Bone Burnett, and they toured with the likes of Brandi Carlile, Ray LaMontagne, and even Bob Dylan. But those factors, while exciting, weren’t a guarantee. Where music’s history is riddled with…

Cover StoryMay 17, 2017

"All my life, I was afraid of everything, and I wouldn't touch what was beautiful to me," sings Chastity Brown on "Drive Slow," the first track on her new LP, Silhouette of Sirens. Appropriately, it's a song filled with motion: an automotive chug toward the horizon, a call to move on and leave our ashes behind.…

Cover StoryApr 26, 2017

If recent reports are to be believed, New Orleans has usurped Las Vegas's drunken, fluorescent-pink crown as the go-to spot for bachelorette parties. Gaggles of girls trouncing down the Tremé sporting satin bride-to-be sashes are not an uncommon sight, as brash replaces the sound of brass that defined the city that Troy Andrews, known to…