Alt Country Tag

Q&A With The Nightmare River Band

What’s the meaning of your band name? There were a few other contenders, but one of them really stood out. Since he was a child, Matt has been a huge fan of the Jim Henson movie, “Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas.”...


Q&A With Possessed by Paul James

What’s the meaning of your band name? Possessed by Paul James is the combination of Paul Wert my late grandfather, and James, my father, presently living in SW Florida. The intent is to say we encompass more than ourselves and this can be...


Q&A With Bobby Bookout

What’s the story behind your name? It’s just my name… My legal name is Robert Grant Bookout. I’ve gone by Bobby since I was born. I considered using my first and middle name, ‘Robert Grant’ as a stage name but after talking to friends and...


Brian Carpenter: Eclectic Jazz, Rooted In Americana

Brian Carpenter's music is like a road map of the U.S. The multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter has cited places like Coney Island and the Florida Panhandle as inspiration for his concept albums Dreamland and Boy From Black Mountain. On his latest recording, Hothouse Stomp — which he recorded...


Q&A With The Curst Sons

What’s the meaning of your band name? We thought the archaic spelling of cursed reflected our traditional influences, and curst because although our songs are often jaunty they often have a dark theme. There were no other serious contenders for the name though we...