The fact that Kelsey Waldon was the first new artist in a decade signed to John Prine's record label tells you a lot about her, but most importantly, it says that when she sings, you ought to pay attention. And when the native Kentuckian sings, she tells stories of resilience through hard times in hard places delivered over a classic country sound that has all but vanished from Nashville.
If Country Music is king in 2017, then the gentlemen of Midland have got their eyes on the throne. Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling (Vice, Decades) are diving deep into the debut album from one of Nashville's latest, and greatest exports. They've got the song of the year ("Drinking Problem") but are Midland one-hit-wonders, or is there more to this band than the machine that they are a product of typically turns out.
PLUS: Positive No is BACK, and sounding better than ever. Hang out as we spin "Y.A.A.Y.Y.," their most excellent new single from their most excellent new album, Partners In The Wild!
Marcus Dowling (Pitchfork, Bandcamp) and Casey Rae (Sirius XM) join Kevin in the newly upgraded rock-basement to prognosticate about the year before us. We all know about the seismic shift in American politics that is about to take place, but what will it mean for music in 2017? The arts in general? Florida Georgia Line?
Grab your beverage of choice and strap in for 2017's very first PODJAM as we search for answers to these questions and much, much more.