Country

Keeping Owen Bradley in the Barn

    Nick Krewen The Spectator June 28, 1988     MOUNT JULIET, TENNESSEE:  In one corner of his luxurious recording studio, Bradley’s Barn – located approximately 35 miles outside of Nashville – there are five mounted posters representing record producer Owen Bradley‘s angels. They are the late Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee – and Consort, Alberta’s k.d. lang. The 73-year old Bradley – who produced lang’s…


Moving into Shadowland

  Nick Krewen Hamilton Spectator June 25, 1988   NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: She once raised a ruckus at the Juno Awards by donning a wedding dress and reciting vows, formerly dressed like a cowpunk rodeo spinster and at one time claimed to be the spiritual reincarnation of country legend Patsy Cline. That was three years ago. Nowadays, k.d. lang, the 26-year old pride of Consort, Alberta (population 650) – is treated with…


NRBQ: UBI-Q-Tious

AS APPEARED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD ON JANUARY 20, 1998   NRBQ: UBI-Q-Tious   By Nick Krewen   They never play the same show twice. In fact, the ubiquitous NRBQ like to keep things so spontaneous that they don’t even bother to write out a set list before they go onstage. “We like to think that when we go out there, we don’t have a plan,” bassist and NRBQ co-founder…


Steve Earle speeds down Copperhead Road

  Nick Krewen The Hamilton Spectator December 3, 1987   “Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad He headed up the holler with everything he had It’s before my time but I’ve been told He never came back from Copperhead Road.”   – from “Copperhead Road”, written by Steve Earle, copyright 1987 Duke Of Earle/ Goldline Music (ASCAP).   Rock ‘n’ roll rebel or country crusader? Virginian-born Steve Earle would…