Daily Yinz – Emily Zuzik – Get It Right

Greensburg, PA native Emily Zuzik (now based out of California) recently released Torch & Trouble, a collection of songs that combine a classic country sound with modern pop sensibilities. "Get It Right," one of my favorites from the album, leans closer to the Torch side of things than it does the Trouble. Gentle organ and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Emily Zuzik – Get It Right

Daily Yinz – Rocket Loves Blue – The Great Indoors

Rocket Loves Blue is a country music duo that has teamed up with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to provide assistance to area families during COVID-19. Any donation to the Pittsburgh Food Bank scores you a download to Rocket Loves Blue's new song, "The Great Indoors." It's a gentle front-parlor stomp complete with rolling, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Rocket Loves Blue – The Great Indoors

Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – To the Music World Unknown

Pittsburgh's Mixus Brothers approach their rootsy Americana tunes with a sense of homespun enthusiasm. Chapter One of the duo's seventh album, The Lonesome Gods, was released last week. The release's second track, "To the Music World Unknown," is a brief, wistful singalong that finds Jebbh and Red Mixus intertwining high and low harmonies overtop acoustic … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – To the Music World Unknown

Daily Yinz-Buffalo Rose-Somewhere, TN

Buffalo Rose are a Pittsburgh Americana act known for their glorious vocal harmonies; their new album, Big Stampede, is out on Misra Records. Listening to album opener "Somewhere, TN" feels like being caressed by a sturdy breeze as it flows over a boundless prairie; perhaps your car has broken down in the middle of nowhere, … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Buffalo Rose-Somewhere, TN

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Bonnie and the Mere Mortals

Part 7 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Image "borrowed" from the group's Facebook Bonnie and the Mere Mortals are a recently established Pittsburgh band whose music blends the yearning twang of country and bluegrass music with the echoey, ethereal textures of post punk and even shoegaze to create a modern take on the … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Bonnie and the Mere Mortals

Daily Listen-Emmylou Harris-Where Will I Be

Today's listen, the Daniel Lanois-penned "Where Will I Be," is the opener to country singer Emmylou Harris's 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which I had been meaning to buy for a while and finally found at Millvale's Attic Records over the weekend. The track is not your usually country fare, letting a reverb-heavy, almost post-rock guitar … Continue reading Daily Listen-Emmylou Harris-Where Will I Be

Band of Horses-Everything All the Time

Band of Horses-Everything All the Time (2006, Sup Pop) Band of Horses first entered my consciousness when I watched the trailer for 127 Hours, the 2010 movie in which James Franco cuts off his own arm and some other stuff happens. “The Funeral” features heavily in the clip, and remains Band of Horse’s most well-known … Continue reading Band of Horses-Everything All the Time

Daily Listen-Son Volt-Windfall

I'm pretty sure that, by now, the universal response to "What is your favorite genre?" is "Anything but country." That isn't totally fair; there's a pretty big difference between, say, Florida Georgia Line and a band like Son Volt. (That's not a knock on Florida Georgia Line; "Cruise" is an absolute tune.) Point is, there … Continue reading Daily Listen-Son Volt-Windfall