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Buck Edwards | Loaded Gun

We don't get a whole lot of cowboy-hat country in Portland — Travis James Humphrey would be an exception — so Buck Edwards is something of an enigma. Is his twangy, '50s-style rockabilly and pop country completely on the level?
Buck Edwards shoots from the hip
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2011

The Molenes get dark and low-down

Roots music is a big tent. The Molenes have poked their noses into just about every corner of it over the course of their first two records, trying out everything from bluegrass to rockabilly and moving from ripping twanged-out guitar solos to more ref
Good and evil
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 15, 2010

Wicked Whiskey | Under the Gun

Self-released (2010)
Self-released (2010)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 24, 2010

The irresistible force of Dexter Romweber

Many would argue that, in the world of creativity, there is a fine line between genius and insanity. The best artists, so the argument goes, usually straddle the line, often relying on the latter to achieve the former.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 25, 2010

Those Darlins | Self-titled

If summer finally decides to arrive this year, it'll have a heckuva soundtrack waiting for it.
Oh Wow Dang (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 17, 2009