Category: Reviews

Staying Cool: Tim Carroll at the Mayday Brewery

By Ken Paulson I first saw Tim Carroll perform at a Nashville festival in the late ‘90s, where he shared a set with Amy Rigby and Kevin Gordon. All three impressed and clearly had bright futures, fueled by remarkable songs. Over the past 15 years, all have had considerable critical acclaim, though none have had major commercial success. That doesn’t…

Review: Chris Smither’s “Still on the Levee”

By Ken Paulson It’s going to be a good year for fans of Chris Smither, the veteran folk-blues artist from New Orleans. On July 22, his complete lyrics will be published in book form and in September, a tribute CD called Link of Chain is scheduled for release. Most intriguing though is Still on the Levee: A 50 Year Retrospective,…