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The Greenhornes: Ain’t No Easy Way Out

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Considering their collective and altogether impressive pedigree, The Greenhornes are as delightfully unassuming as they come for an American rock ‘n’ roll band that enjoys the kind of whiplash praise they receive and the esteemed company they keep.

21 Dec 2010 | 2 comments | More

Brendan Benson Heading to Sundance, Confirms Brief February Trek

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan Benson has just confirmed two appearances at the Sundance Film Festival, and brief run of US tour dates beginning February 15th in Seattle, WA in support of his well-received fourth album, My Old, Familiar Friend.

19 Jan 2010 | More

Brendan Benson Set for Fall U.S. Tour

Starting November 13th in St. Louis, MO., singer-songwriter Brendan Benson will embark on a month-long U.S. tour in support of the recently released My Old, Familiar Friend.

9 Oct 2009 | More

Brendan Benson – “My Old, Familiar Friend”

Brendan Benson might as well be referring to himself in the title of his excellent fourth solo outing, My Old, Familiar Friend, because for all the adoring critics and fans care, the beloved singer-songwriter embodies that endearment. However, as sweetly as Benson croons, the album’s lyrics largely amount to a melodic tongue lashing underneath those sandy-blond locks and pristine production by Gil Norton.

18 Aug 2009 | More

Brendan Benson Thinks It’s Nice to be Nice

Living in the South suits Brendan Benson well. The slower way of life, the corn fields, the tranquility found in sitting on the porch watching the world go by, and the wide open spaces – it all fits this Detroit native and critically adored singer-songwriter just fine.

10 Aug 2009 | 3 comments | More

Brendan Benson Confirms North American Trek

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan Benson is set to embark on a brief North American tour beginning August 17th in New York City for his upcoming fourth album, My Old, Familiar Friend. Full of Benson’s trademark heartfelt observations and confessional lyrics, My Old, Familiar Friend is already raking in the accolades ahead of its August 18th release on ATO Records.

5 Aug 2009 | More

Cory Chisel is “Born Again” on New Single

He was a bonafide favorite at CMJ 2008, where our reporter praised his “songs that are suiting to an open road and a strong cigarette” and his Cabin Ghosts EP’s “fusion of rock, ancient spirituals, hymnals and blues.”

7 Jul 2009 | More

Brendan Benson Confirms Fourth Solo Record

Brendan Benson already had three critically acclaimed albums under his belt long before he became a broken boy soldier with fellow Raconteur Jack White. But just as White is busy with a little band called The Dead Weather at the moment, so too is Benson…

18 Jun 2009 | More

New Raconteurs Album Alive and Kickin, Says Jack and Brendan (on MySpace!)

A “conversation” betwixt lead Raconteurs Brendan Benson and Jack White has appeared on MySpace this morning, intended, we surmise, to …Read the Rest

27 Aug 2007 | More