MATTHEW DEAN HERMAN – BLACKBIRD

Last month Evan Phillips from The Whipsaws reached out to me about a local (to him) musician he’d been working with that he thought I’d like. That musician was Matthew Dean Herman, and Evan was right. Matthew emailed me soon thereafter, and after exchanging a few niceties a copy of his debut cd was Florida … Continue reading “MATTHEW DEAN HERMAN – BLACKBIRD”

NINEBULLETS.NET JUNE PODCAST:

Whew! Talk about getting this one in just under the wire. This month was nutzo with 80 Proof Music, a brief break and all sorts of other stuff. No matter though cause we’re coming in on time with some great music to fill your July 4th weekend up with. I decided to shorten up the … Continue reading “NINEBULLETS.NET JUNE PODCAST:”

NINEBULLETS.NET MAY 2009 PODCAST

We’re back with another podcast. This month features a couple of tracks from the upcoming Evan Phillips benefit album, as well as a track from the upcoming Joey Allcorn album All Alone Again. Evan Phillips is the front man for one of my favorite new rock and roll bands, The Whipsaws, as well as a … Continue reading “NINEBULLETS.NET MAY 2009 PODCAST”

NINEBULLETS.NET's VERSION OF THE BEST 10 ALBUMS OF 2008:

I made this list of albums 2 weeks ago and I’ve reordered it once or twice each day since. At some point during that 2 week span, each album was placed at the number one position and I am so torn as I prepare to actually type this that I contemplated not picking a single … Continue reading “NINEBULLETS.NET's VERSION OF THE BEST 10 ALBUMS OF 2008:”

FOLLOW-UP: MORE ON THE MILES OF MUSIC CLOSING…

Like many other blogs and web sites on the internet, I wrote about the sudden closing of Miles of Music with a tone of sadness. As I said at the time, I always felt better about myself after buying cds from M.O.M. and had even grown to view their notoriously slow shipping as an endearing … Continue reading “FOLLOW-UP: MORE ON THE MILES OF MUSIC CLOSING…”

ESP – ONE FOR THE DITCH

ESP, the Americana super-collab of Tim Easton, Leeroy Stagger and Evan Phillips, came together while Easton and Stagger toured around Alaska opening for Phillips main project, The Whipsaws. While the songs started to take shape out on the road, it wasn’t until a winter storm rolled through Girdwood, Alaska that the group, along with the … Continue reading “ESP – ONE FOR THE DITCH”

My post-Valentines day gift to you: A comp

Well. Another month and another comp…oh yeah, we’re still pumping out the greatness over on the Lucero message board…This month’s comp features a lot of bands that have been mentioned here on ninebullets in the past. Acts like Miss-T Bones, Drag the River, Roger Hoover, Dirty Sweet and Leroy Powell. Then there are acts like … Continue reading “My post-Valentines day gift to you: A comp”

Michael Dean Damron & The Loyal Bastards – Bad Days Ahead

“I wanted to do more things musically that this band was incapable of,” comments Damron on his decision to break up the band. “I want to write more rock songs, yeah, but I also want to write country songs, more folk-y songs, and other stuff, stuff the band wasn’t willing to do. They wanted to … Continue reading “Michael Dean Damron & The Loyal Bastards – Bad Days Ahead”