Last night's Grammys broadcast offered poignant and thrilling moments galore. Despite the obvious usual lip-synching complaints, there were glimmers of hope aplenty that true, from-the-heart performance survives. This was Adele's night after all, she of the soulful, unretouched belting and refusa ... More >>
Ladies and gentleman, it's Grammy night. Here on County Grind, we're doing something a little extra special for it. That's right, we're live blogging all the shenanigans. Are you an Adeleophile? Or are you totally over her? Are you just as confused as we are about this "Dance/Electronica" segment ... More >>
Suffice it to say, the world lost one of its great voices when Etta James died last week, only a few days prior to her 74th birthday. Born Etta Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, she became one of the most influential female performers of all time, a daring diva who was able to transcend R&am ... More >>
What kind of song do you need this Valentine's Day?
The last thing the world needs is another rant by some snooty music scribe who actually believes he can peg the next Coldplay or validate some MySpace wannabe. Don't worry; yours truly doesn't make any such presumptions. You won't find any holier-than-thou prognostications here -- just good new sou ... More >>
Digging below the surface to discover some exceptional new sounds
With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay, and company still don't wanna grow up. Thank God for that.
Boca's Cat Shell channels a classic sound with soul and savvy
Ivan Neville moves to a New Orleans groove
Toots Hibbert is still winding and grinding after all these years
The man who gave reggae its name brings back the Maytals.
No ivory-tower theorist, the great Elvis Costello changes colors with the season
If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do
Pickin', grinnin', lovin', and sinnin', playing music in the sun
Block. Screen. Fun. Sun!
The Door (Sony 550/Epic)
Ye Olde Falcon Pub
May 20 - 26, 1999
July 30 - August 5, 1998