Richmond Fontaine – Where Music Meets Literature
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Richmond Fontaine – Where Music Meets Literature

by Chris Familton When you talk about contemporary alt-country of the last few decades, one name is essential to the discussion – Portland Oregon’s Richmond Fontaine. The band, led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Willy Vlautin, were active from 1994 – 2016, with the core line-up of guitarist/pedal steel player Paul Brainard, bassist Dave Harding, guitarist … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Imperial
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Imperial

THE DELINES THE IMPERIAL El Cortez Records Willy Vlautin has proven to be quite the Americana renaissance man with his time in the highly respected alt-country group Richmond Fontaine, a second career as an acclaimed novelist (Lean On Pete, Don’t Skip Out On Me) and most recently as main songwriter for The Delines.  This, their … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines ~ Colfax
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines ~ Colfax

Willy Vlautin is best known as frontman for alt-country band Richmond Fontaine and as an increasingly renowned fiction author. Now he’s added The Delines to his CV, a band where he takes a background role as songwriter and player with the immediate spotlight falling on singer Amy Boone (Damnations) who possesses a devastating ache and … Continue reading