Chip Taylor The Cutting Room, New York City

Photos by Ebet Roberts It was homecoming night for “Wild Thing” Chip Taylor at the baroque Cutting Room club. Friends, family, fellow patrons of his neighborhood bar and a few fans who managed to score a ticket packed the old vaudeville house to hear Taylor sing from his old records and his two new CDs […]

Watch Hayes Carll’s Joyful Video for ‘The Magic Kid’

For Hayes Carll’s new video for “The Magic Kid,” the singer-songwriter turned to his son – an aspiring magician – for inspiration. “I wanted the video to capture his joy and his spirit, as well as inspire others to follow their calling without fear of ridicule or consequence,” Carll says. The video premieres on Speakeasy […]

Upbeat and High Lonesome With Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones

George and Tammy…Porter and Dolly…Teddy and Kelly? Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda) and Kelly Jones have a ways to go before they’re recognized as the next great male-female duo, but this winning twosome is off to a fine start with Little Windows. Blending their plaintive voices in seamless, high-lonesome harmonies that would do […]

Hear Hayes Carll's Introspective New Album 'Lovers and Leavers

Via Rolling stone Hayes Carll is sitting poolside in Port Aransas, Texas, a mellow beach town on a peninsula across the Corpus Christi Bay. Carll is no stranger to the Gulf of Mexico — it’s where he got his start as a young songwriter, strumming tunes at the Old Quarter Café in Galveston, about four […]

Hear Hayes Carll's Affirming 'Sake of the Song' | Rolling Stone

At some point along the way, most artists take a moment or two to look back after all the struggle, the sacrifice and the endless shows in seedy bars and ask themselves, what am I doing this all for? It’s a question Hayes Carll answers easily on “Sake of the Song,” a track off of […]

Hayes Carll Performs His Grammy-Nominated Country Ballad ‘Chances Are’

The critics have gone crazy for singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, especially following the release of his recent ten-track full-length debut Lovers & Leavers(Thirty Tigers). The album was produced by Joe Henry, which is appropriate: Henry also produced Ramblin’ Jack Elliot’s 2009 album A Stranger Here, and Carll evokes more than just a bit of Ramblin’ Jack’s […]

Willy Vlautin Announces Richmond Fontaine’s Final Chapter

Richmond Fontaine’s songwriter, Willy Vlautin, says of the album “This record was written for all the guys we know who have hit the wall, are about to hit the wall, or are in the middle of slamming into it, It’s a record about paying the price for the way one’s lived. We all wanted to […]

Richmond Fontaine Announce New Album

YOU CANT GO BACK IF THERE IS NOTHING TO GO BACK TODécor Records is proud to release the tenth studio album by the kings of literate rock, Richmond Fontaine, their first in five years this March 5th, 2016 on cd, download, LP and deluxe vinyl.  Richmond Fontaine’s songwriter, Willy Vlautin, says of the album “This […]


Released: August 7, 2015 Whatever it is that you’ve come to expect from the Delta Saints, be like Frozen and let it go. No, the Nashville band has not abandoned their jones for gritty blues and howling rock for unfortunate ventures into dub step or selfie pop. But anyone can make a blues/rock record and […]

Hayes Carll Reportedly Releasing New Album in April

Country singer-songwriter Hayes Carll will reportedly release his first album since 2011’s KMAG YOYO (and Other American Stories) on April 8, 2016. As pointed out, in response to a fan asking when he would be releasing a new album, Carl responded with the date. “My ‘direction’ has always kind of been self-evident to me in the past,” […]