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    • Jim James Shares Abbey Lincoln Cover “The World Is Falling Down”
      My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is releasing Tribute To 2, an album of covers that is the sequel to his 2009 George Harrison covers EP Tribute To (which is also being reissued), on December 8 via ATO. He previously shared his cover of The Beach Boys' "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" (from their classic album Pet Sounds). Now he h […]
    • Watch Billy Corgan Perform “Tonight, Tonight” with a String Section for a Tiny Desk Concert
      Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins released a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick Corgan, Ogilala, last month via BMG. Now he's back to being just regular old Billy Corgan and he has stopped by NPR's offices to perform three songs as a Tiny Desk Concert. 
    • Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 1: Music Box Sets, Reissues, and Vinyl
      Welcome to Under the Radar's Holiday Gift Guide 2017. As in previous years, the guide will be split into various parts. This first part tackles music box sets and reissues, both on vinyl and CD. You would think that labels would have run out of old albums from the 20th century to reissue, but there appear to always be extra outtakes and previously unrel […]
    • Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 1: Music Box Sets, Reissues, and Vinyl
      Welcome to Under the Radar's Holiday Gift Guide 2017. As in previous years, the guide will be split into various parts. This first part tackles music box sets and reissues, both on vinyl and CD. You would think that labels would have run out of old albums from the 20th century to reissue, but there appear to always be extra outtakes and previously unrel […]
    • Phoebe Bridgers Shares Cover of Christmas Classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
      Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, in September via Dead Oceans. Now she has shared a cover of the Christmas classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." 
    • Yumi Zouma on “Willowbank”
      Even before they settled on an approach for writing and recording their sophomore album, Christie Simpson and her bandmates in the rising New Zealand synth pop troop Yumi Zouma knew what they wanted to avoid.
    • Lady Bird
      While most high school films tend to center around sexuality and friendship, Lady Bird finds a distinct balance between Christine’s social and home life. 
    • U-Men
      A few years before some provincial Pacific Northwest punks decided that Aerosmith rocked and ruled roughly as much as Black Flag, deigned to commit the scurrilous act of combining those two inputs, and eventually went on to worldwide stardom for said efforts, Seattle had U-Men. 
    • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIX
      If this truly is the final set of MST3K episodes on DVD, then it's a very fitting collection to go out on.
    • 6 Best Songs of the Week: Loma, Tame Impala, Björk, Anna Burch, Shame, and More
      As we get into the holiday season and build up to Thanksgiving next year there were inevitably less new songs of note this week, but there were still enough gems for a Songs of the Week post. We've got three songs from upcoming debut albums due out in 2018 and two songs from Tame Impala tied for #2.
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    • Who We Be: Austin Daboh Interviewed November 20, 2017
      Spotify’s senior editor discusses a new era in music discovery…For decades now, rap music has been at the forefront of progress and change in the music industry. While the majors were complaining about free downloads, mixtape rappers were becoming global superstars, making their money from live shows and endorsement deals, and now in the streaming era artist […]
    • New Forms, Fresh Influences: In Praise Of Roni Size & Reprazent November 20, 2017
      Toasting the drum 'n' bass masterpiece at 20...Drum 'n' bass was always an underground phenomenon. Explicitly, intricately British, it's skeletal framework - shattered breaks, dubbed out basslines - offered an entire universe of sonic possibilities. Released in 1997, 'New Forms' by Roni Size and Reprazent took drum 'n […]
    • Felt Box Set Incoming On Cherry Red November 20, 2017
      Containing their first five albums...Indie legends Felt are set to gather their first five albums for a new boxset on Cherry Red. The band emerged from the tail end of the post-punk era, going on to forge one of indie's most influential yet allusive catalogues. Releasing 10 albums and 10 singles for Creation and Cherry Red, these range from grey-flecked […]
    • Track Of The Day 20/11 - Shanghai Blues November 20, 2017
      'Swim'There's a steady sense of calm running through the music of Shanghai Blues. Perhaps it's an innate sense of zen, or maybe it's simply confidence in their abilities - whatever, the East London outfit certainly make some soothing noises. 'Swim' is suitably downcast, the calm after the storm, it feels like intense emotio […]
    • Next Wave #811: IDER November 20, 2017
      Challenging your perceptions of pop music…Pop music is blossoming through a glorious resurrection, with heightened credibility and critical recognition emerging for artists who make music equal parts thoughtful songwriting to sweet jams. North London duo IDER join this new wave of forward-facing pop talent with authenticity at their core; no stale stylistics […]
    • Brian Eno, Roger Waters Respond To Nick Cave November 20, 2017
      The songwriter accused them of "bullying musicians..."Brian Eno and Roger Waters have responded to Nick Cave's assertion that they are "bullying musicians" over their stance on Israeli shows. The Australian songwriter is set to play two shows in Tel Aviv, and held a press conference to explain his reasoning. Revealing that he had a l […]
    • Nike Air Force 1: The London Legacy November 20, 2017
      Featuring AJ Tracey, Little Simz and more...The popularity of Nike’s now iconic Air Force 1 model has remained a constant since it’s launch back in 1982, adopted and adapted by a range of subcultures and scenes the world over. The shoes significance in Baltimore during the mid-1980s, and New York’s long-standing love-affair are well documented, but London’s […]
    • Premiere: Wulfman Fury - 'Draw The Line' November 20, 2017
      Sheffield five-piece with energy to burn...Sheffield is a city that is never far from our mind. The Northern metropolis seems to spew out new groups on a weekly basis, often re-writing the rules in the process. Wulfman Fury are a freshly minted five-piece, releasing their debut single earlier in the year. The band's ferocious, unrelenting energy is driv […]
    • Win: Clash x First Fifty Tickets November 20, 2017
      Featuring Girlhood, Ebenezer, Benny Mails, and S4U...The Great Escape launched First Fifty as a means to showcase new music, taking hold of venues across East London in the process. Returning this week, Clash is delighted to co-host a special party at Birthdays, one of the top venues in the capital and just a stone's throw from our office. The line up - […]
    • Jack Grace Fuses Footwork And Gossamer Soul On 'us' November 20, 2017
      It's a dramatic statement from the Australian producer...Australia artist Jack Grace fuses the relentless percussive dynamics of footwork with digital soul on beautiful new cut 'us'. The rising songwriter is set to release new EP 'If I Tremble' early next year, matching a distorted vision of club tropes to some uniquely affecting son […]
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    • BILL WARD’S DAY OF ERRORS TOUR DATES CANCELED November 20, 2017
      Drummer Bill Ward has released the following statement: “Hi Everyone, It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However,... Read more
    • FIRST ANNUAL FRONTIERS “ROCK HOLIDAY BASH 2017” WITH L.A. GUNS, WARRANT, JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE AND RIVERDOGS, HOSTED BY EDDIE TRUNK, SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 2ND November 20, 2017
      Frontiers Music SRL is proud to announce their first-ever U.S. Showcase at Southern California’s premiere rock club: The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Ca. – Hosted by the Metal Maniac himself: Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM & That Metal Show. Kick-off your holidays with rocks’ icons L.A. Guns (featuring the reunion of Tracii Guns and Phil... Read more
    • 11/19: VERNON REID, BILL WARD AND MORE ON TRUNK NATION THIS WEEK November 19, 2017
      Hope everyone had a great weekend. Hey, even my Giants won, go figure! Short week this week coming with the holiday. Live tomorrow/Monday 2-4P ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume with guest Vernon Reid in studio. Then live on channel 39 Hair Nation 5-8P ET. Then Volume show replays 9-11P ET. So plenty of TrunkNation tomorrow!... Read more
    • 11/18: RIP MALCOLM YOUNG November 18, 2017
      More sad news in the rock world with the announcement that AC/DC founder Malcolm Young has passed away at just 64. This is not a total surprise. Mal had been in bad shape suffering from dementia and it was often said in the business that once he retired we had seen the last of him.... Read more
    • AC/DC GUITARIST MALCOLM YOUNG PASSES AT AGE 64 November 18, 2017
      Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday (November 18th) at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. “Today it is with... Read more
    • ANVIL RELEASE LYRIC FOR “EGO,” NEW ALBUM “POUNDING THE PAVEMENT” DUE JANUARY 19TH November 17, 2017
      Canadian Metal heroes Anvil release their first digital single and lyric video for the new song Ego today (November 17th). The song is taken from their forthcoming studio album Pounding The Pavement. Ego is a song where Lips spread his razor-sharp guitar riffs over the dynamic rhythm foundation courtesy of Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson,... Read more
    • KING’S X GUITARIST TY TABOR SET TO RELEASE “ALIEN BEANS” ON JANUARY 12TH November 17, 2017
      Iconic King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor will release his all new solo effort, Alien Beans, on January 12th through Rat Pak Records. Alien Beans is a double-disc album that features 10 all new studio tracks and a “best of” compilation disc. The “best of” disc is comprised of eleven re-mixed and re-mastered tracks personally selected... Read more
    • AMERICA SALUTES YOU AND WALL STREET ROCKS PRESENTS: GUITAR LEGENDS FOR HEROES ON NOVEMBER 29TH November 17, 2017
      America Salutes You and Wall Street Rocks have joined forces for an unforgettable benefit concert America Salutes You And Wall Street Rocks Presents: Guitar Legends For Heroes on Wednesday, November 29th at Terminal 5 (610 w 56th Street) in New York City. The unforgettable night is dedicated to our heroes to create national recognition as... Read more
    • AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY ANNOUNCES SOLO ALBUM “SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO” TO BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 19TH November 15, 2017
      Joe Perry–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–is readying his new solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto for release on January 19th. Due out on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), Sweetzerland Manifesto marks Joe’s sixth solo album and is comprised of ten new tracks. […]
    • DIO HOLOGRAM EUROPEAN TOUR TO BEGIN DECEMBER 6TH IN GERMANY November 15, 2017
      Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion, today announced new and updated dates for Dio Returns: The World Tour. Originally scheduled to begin in Helsinki, Finland, the tour featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his Dio bandmates will now begin in Bochum, Germany on December 6th. The tour will make stops in Poland,... Read […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: A Tribe Called Red July 13, 2017
      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Annabelle Chairlegs – Axe Me If I Care

Posted by falconi5 on October 7, 2017

Austin based Annabelle Chairlegs is one part 60’s Girl Group, one part Surf Guitar band, and all parts cool.

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Video of the Day: Walker Lukens: Don’t Wanna Be Lonely (Don’t Wanna Leave You Alone)

Posted by falconi5 on September 16, 2017

LCD Soundsystem meets Harry Nilsson on this groovy single from the upcoming sophomore release from Walker Lukens, Tell it to the Judge.  

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Cover Song of the Day: The Wayerboys- Like a Rolling Stone

Posted by falconi5 on August 21, 2017

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Video of the Day: The Milk Carton Kids – Snake Eyes

Posted by falconi5 on August 21, 2017

A great young “newish” band. The Milk Carton Kids fall somewhere between The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel.

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Video of the Day: King Leg – Great Outdoors

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

King Leg shares a bit of DNA with Dwight Yoakam, in fact he opened for him for a few select dates on his recent tour, but if one boot is in Country, the other is in Rock and Roll.  With a voice that sounds like a not quite fully formed Roy Orbison, his debut record, Meet King Leg, should put this kid on the map.

 

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Video of the Day: Will Stratton – Manzanita

Posted by falconi5 on July 8, 2017

If you are a fan of Andrew Combs or Kevin Morby, and if you’re not you should be, you wil LOVE Will Stratton. His new record Rosewood Almanac is a supple, laid back listen perfect for a lazy Sunday Morning.

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Top 10 of the Day: Top 10 U.S. R&B Singles July, 1963

Posted by falconi5 on July 8, 2017

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1.  Easier Said Than Done – The Essex

2.  Hello Stranger – Barbara Lewis

3.  Surf City – Jan & Dean

4.  Pride and Joy – Marvin Gaye

5. Just One Look – Doris Troy

6.  Fingertips (Part 2) – Little Stevie Wonder

7.  So Much In Love – The Tymes

8. Not Me – The Orlons

9. One Fine Day – The Chiffons

10.  No One – Ray Charles

 

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Video of the Day: Whitehorse – Nighthawks

Posted by falconi5 on July 8, 2017

whithorseWhitehorse is Canadian married couple Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. Sort of a reverse White Stripes, Doucet plays mostly drums, the band has just released an excellent new record, Panther in the Dollhouse. Their E.P. The Northern Soul Vol. 1 is also a must hear with exotic covers of “My Babe,” and “Wang Dang Doodle.”

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The 50 Top Albums of 2017 (So Far)

Posted by falconi5 on July 2, 2017

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Half way through 2017 there have already been a whole lot of great records released, and even more great ones on the way. Willie Nelson is definitely still alive and well with God’s Problem Child, Jason Isbell still can do no musical wrong as he brilliantly displays on The Nashville Sound, and Rodney Crowell is as good as ever with his laid back cool album, Close Ties. Whether you prefer to call it Outlaw Country, Roots Rock, or Americana, good music is alive and well.

For those that like a bit more Rock in their Roll, there is plenty to like as well.  The Biters deliver Glam T-Rex style glam, Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind power through with their blend of fuzz guitar and harder while vintage Rockers Mr. Dynamite serve it up Classic Rock Style.

And, let’s not forget about some of the new talent.  Colter Wall makes Waylon and Willie grin from ear to Outlaw Country ear with his debut album, John Moreland keeps it real on  his sophomore effort, Big Bad Luv, and Hunter and the Bear on Paper Heart will have you conjuring up The White Stripes and the Black Keys.

In other words, strap yourselves in, the roller coaster ride is just beginning.

  1. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song
  2. Andrew Combs – Canyons of My Mind
  3. Jason Isbell  and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  4. Bash & Pop – Anything Could Happen
  5. Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
  6. Biters – The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be
  7. Coco Hames – Coco Hames
  8. BNQT – Vol. 1
  9. Benjamin Booker – Witness
  10. Colin Hay – Fierce Mercy
  11. Colter Wall – Colter Wall
  12. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  13. Goldray – Rising
  14. Band of Heathens – Duende
  15. Rodney Crowell – Close Ties
  16. BJ Wilbanks – BJ Wilbanks
  17. Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (part 1)
  18. Paul Weller – A Kind of Revolution
  19. Sam Outlaw – Tenderheart
  20. Seafoam Green – Topanga Mansion
  21. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Sea of Noise
  22. The Weeks – Easy
  23. BMX Bandits – BMX Bandits Forever
  24. Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
  25. Phoenix – Ti Amo
  26. Spoon – Hot Thoughts
  27. Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock
  28. Garland Jeffreys – 14 Steps to Harlem
  29. Skyway Man – Mighty Eye
  30. The Picturebooks – Home is a Heartache
  31. Starlight Campbell Band – Blueberry Pie
  32. GospelbeacH – Another Summer of Love
  33. Matthew Sweet – Tomorrow Forever
  34. Los Colognes – The Wave
  35. Curse of Lono – Severed
  36. North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer for Peace
  37. Kevin Morby – City Music
  38. The Charlatans – Different Days
  39. Steelism – ism
  40. The Deslondes – Hurry Home
  41. Steve Earle – So You Wanna Be an Outloaw
  42. Ron Sexsmith – The Last Rider
  43. Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure
  44. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
  45. Pokey Lafarge – Manic Reveltions
  46. Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Street
  47. Saint Motel – saintmotelvision
  48. John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
  49. Angaleena Presley – Wrangled
  50. Craig Brown Band – The Lucky Ones Forget

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The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

Posted by falconi5 on June 5, 2017

BestAlbums-633x356Unbelievably so, the year is almost half over and there is no time like the present to lay out the best records we have listened to so far.  The best according to the Falcon’s Nest staff that is.

The year is already a scorcher on the new album front with old reliable Americana Bands like The Old ’97s and Band of Heathens releasing more than solid efforts, Stellar Folk Rock stars in the making Brent Cobb and John Moreland showing real sustainability with their efforts this year, and even old school crows Blondie and Procol Harum showed up to make a guest appearance appearing in the new release rodeo.

In short, it has been a very good half-year, and the best is probably to come.  Here are ten records we have chosen as the best so far.  More to follow.

1.)  The Weeks – Easy

From the same hotbed that brought you the Drive by Truckers, this one floats around  between the Truckers, The Replacements, and The Bodeans.  Fine company indeed.

2.)  Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Street

Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve, is back with the third installment of his Single Mothers/Absent Father/Kids in the Street trilogy.

3.) John Moreland – Big Bad Luv

This really quick follow-up to High on Tulsa Heat was a welcome surprise. His voice will remind you of Bruce, but his songrwriting stands on its own.

4.) Bash & Pop – Anything Could Happen

If The Replacements and The Old 97’s had a baby, it would be named Bash & Pop.  Ex Replacement Tommy Stinson keeps the Power Pop fires burning.

5.) Nikki Lane – Highway Queen

Not a real surprise here since hers last record All or Nothin’ was a stellar release, what is cool is that this one is even better.  Highway Queen and Jackpot will probably battle it out for Roots Rock song of the year.

6.)  BNQT – Vol. 1

This Indie Supergroup features members of Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, and Grandaddy. If you like these bands, you will like this record that has touches of E.L.O., Poco, and CSN along with a dusting of Todd Rundgren.  We do, and we do.

7.) Goldray – Rising

If the back of the barroom pipes of Leah Rasmussen don’t grab you, the late 60’s Psychedelic vibe will. Enhance your listening with a stimulant of your choice.

8.)  White Reaper – The Worlds Best American Band

Truth in advertising, the jury is still out.  But if you like your Rock a little on the Roll side, this one might be for you. The title track is great, and “Judy French” is infectious as hell.

9.) Coco Hames – Coco Hames

If Dusty Springfield fronted an Alt-Country band that was produced by Phil Spector, it probably would sound a lot like Coco Hames debut record.  Vibes of Jenny Lewis and Belinda Carlisle are thrown in for good measure.

10.  Sheer Mag – Compilation

A compilation of their first three E.P.s Sheer Mag channels all of your favorite 70’s bands including T Rex, Thin Lizzy, and the New York Dolls all on the shoulders of Rock Chick Tina Halliday.

11.  Spoon – Hot Thoughts

A seductive, free flowing set that stands among the best of their career.

12.  Biters – The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be

Bringing back the Glam to Rock and Roll. A Touch of T-Rex here, The Sweet there, and a lot of cool fun along the way.  Gypsy Rose might be the “Rock and Roll” song of the year.

 

13.  Colter Wall – Colter Wall

A throwback to the glory days of Outlaw Country, his debut record is as good as it gets. Colter Wall is the new Sturgill Simpson.

 

 

 

 

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