Back in 2000, on the strength of their debut album Tattoos and Scars Montgomery Gentry swiped the CMA award for Duo of the Year from country legends Brooks and Dunn – no small feat considering Brooks and Dunn had won the award for eight consecutive years. Since then, the duo of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have release five more studio albums and are on the verge of releasing their sixth this fall.
For those who know little of Rich Robinson, he’s one of the two brothers who founded the Black Crowes some thirty years ago. He’s also worked on a variety of other projects over the years including his new solo album, Through a Crooked Sun, which was released just a few days ago. Let’s have ourselves a little taste with “Gone Away.”
In a video chat, Thomas Dolby talks about the future of digital music with the crew from CNET’s Buzz Out Loud.
On the even of the release of Circuital, My Morning Jacket‘s brand-new album, we were able to ask leader singer and songwriter Jim James a few questions about his latest creation, the band’s process for writing and recording, his affection for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, vinyl, playing live, and how he feels about giving away songs for free.
Kentucky band My Morning Jacket is currently on tour promoting Circuital, the group’s brand-new album. You can grab a free download of the title track on MP3.com today; and while you listen, read a recent interview we did with lead singer/songwriter Jim James. The images here are from a June 24, 2011 show at the restored Fox Theater in Oakland, California. All photos by Josh Miller.
Long regarded as Britain’s ‘second city’, Manchester is the industrial capital of northern England. Famous for football, dreary weather, and a nasal accent that even fellow Brits mock, the city also has a musical lineage that stretches back decades.