Matt Hendrickson

Southern Style

Jon Batiste: Playing it Cool

This gifted New Orleans musician is bringing a fresh sound to the airwaves as the newly minted bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — and bringing his exuberant brand of Southern style to the rest of America


Gregg Allman is Back and Better Than Ever

We ask the Georgia rock and roll icon about his new album, life in Macon, and much more


New Music From Warren Haynes

Allman Brothers mainstay and guitar icon Warren Haynes explores new ground on Ashes and Dust


Jason Isbell: Feeling Free

The songwriter’s new album soars


The New Heavies

Six rising artists putting their own spin on blues and soul


Soul Shaking with the Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes take a leap––and find themselves at the front of a musical rebirth


Virginia Visionary: Matthew E. White

With his sophomore release and full-fledged recording studio, Matthew E. White has brought the spirit of Stax to Richmond


House Music

The modern Nashville home of Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill and his wife, Jessie Baylin, fuses rock and roll with real life


JD McPherson: Red Hot Rock ‘n’ Roll

This Oklahoman channels the hip-shaking fifties and more on his sophomore release


Benjamin Booker: Rock Star

A Florida kid from a conservative family, twenty-five-year-old Benjamin Booker may seem an unlikely candidate to lead a new wave of blues-influenced musicians. Until he gets onstage, where it’s plain to see his talent is off the charts


Shakey Graves: Shaking It Up

This Austin musician proves he’s rock solid


Talking Food with the Kings of Leon

The Nashville band put their own stamp on the city’s food scene


Now Playing: Old Crow Medicine Show

With a well-deserved induction into the Grand Ole Opry and an eighth album out this summer, the band has come a long way from busking on street corners


Sturgill Simpson: Country Philosopher

The singer may be “metamodern,” but his music conjures old-school country through and through


New Music: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Singer Paul Janeway and his bandmates are keeping Alabama’s musical legacy humming


Patterson Hood: The Southern Springsteen

The Drive-By Truckers front man has spent two decades giving voice to the grace and grit of life in the South. With the release of the band’s twelfth album, he’s proving he still has plenty to say


Must-Hear Music of 2013

Discover six of the year’s best albums you might have missed


Hill Country Salute

With a new album and an old focus, the North Mississippi Allstars get back to blues basics


Guy Clark: A Picture of Talent

One of the South’s greatest songwriters 


Jason Isbell’s Fresh Start

The songwriter charts a new course with “Southeastern”