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Artist of the Month: Orville Peck
Artist of the MonthFeb 24, 2022

This week, to help commemorate the conclusion of Black History Month, we bring you an in-depth conversation with Compton, California-raised blues and roots master (and BGS Artist of the Month) Keb' Mo', who has helped preserve the haunting Delta blues of Robert Johnson while also making his own cheerful and slyly subversive R&B Americana for…

Artist of the Month: Orville Peck
Artist of the MonthFeb 7, 2022

Keb' Mo' enjoyed a career milestone as he received a Lifetime Achievement in Performance Award from the Americana Music Association in 2021. Presented at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the award joins a list of distinctions that include five Grammys and 14 Blues Foundation Awards. But in typically understated fashion, Mo' (a.k.a. Kevin Moore) downplayed…

Artist of the Month: Orville Peck
Artist of the MonthFeb 1, 2022

Keb' Mo' is going back to his roots on a new album, Good to Be, where he illustrates the bond that connects his hometown of Compton, California, to where he's settled now. In fact, he wrote some of the songs in Nashville and others in Compton, where he bought and renovated his childhood home. “I've…

Artist of the Month: Orville Peck
Artist of the MonthJan 14, 2022

As a consequence of growing up in the music industry and singing background vocals on albums since she was 8, Ellie Holcomb opted not to seek a future as a professional singer. “I actually decided that I didn't want to be a part of it at an early age, which is hilarious,” says Holcomb, who…

Artist of the Month: Orville Peck
Artist of the MonthJan 13, 2022

Drew Holcomb writes and sings often about the comforts of home and family life, but don’t assume he’s setting his family and himself as role models. The leader of roots-rockers Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Drew (who is the BGS Artist of the Month for January along with wife Ellie Holcomb) is quick to point…