Hear It First

  • Hear It First: Chris Smither, 'Call Me Lucky'

    • February 27, 2018
    • Cindy Howes
    Chris Smither's 18th album in his 50 plus year career finds him embracing his roots from Boston's rich music scene through his collaboration with some of its finest players.
  • Hear It First: John Gorka, 'True In Time'

    • January 16, 2018
    • Cindy Howes
    John Gorka is a towering figure in folk music thanks to his longevity, powerful baritone, collaborative spirit, and remarkable songwriting.
  • Hear It First: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, 'Contraband Love'

    • September 11, 2017
    • Elena See
    Whether you're in desperate need for a bluesy break-up album that'll finally kick out those tears you've been trying to shed, or you're ready for a collection of tunes that'll get you revved up for a weekend at your local dive bar, Contraband Love, the latest effort from the Americana power couple that is Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, is just the thing.
  • Hear It First: Charlie Parr, 'Dog'

    • August 30, 2017
    • Kelly McCartney
    Most folks live their lives within their own personal comfort zones, rarely even peeking out to see what life's like on the outside.