Museum of Human Achievement
"...Like Austin, Nashville cohabitates liberal and conservative bedfellows culturally, politically, musically. Illinois-born Margo Price, 34, who dropped out of college and moved to Music City when she was 20, embodies all the progressive literacy of country outlaw greats on two Third Man Records releases..."
"...Last month, Margo Price earned Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards, and her Sunday afternoon ACL set encored. Price is a fixture on the East Nashville scene, but behind this year’s solo debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, the 33-year-old Illinois native joined the top ranks of the new breed of songwriters taking back country music...."
"...Solo debut for country renegade Margo Price after years of trying to succeed with various rock acts in Nashville, where she moved at 20 from Illinois, Midwest Farmer's Daughter deserves all the success and praise it's reaping. Recorded at Memphis' historic Sun Studio on a budget of a pawned wedding ring and a sold family car – and turned down by every label on Music Row until Jack White's curiosity landed it on his Third Man Records – the disc's hard-luck tunes are authentically autobiographical and steeped in country tradition without sounding revivalist...."
"...Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Margo Price..."
"...Opener “Hello Miss Lonesome” chugs like Marty Robbins on a western trail to the Sixties power-pop of “After All,” and Southern gothic “Dark Child” bends an eerily low tenor against a haunting, soaring cover of “I’m Lost Without You.” “Lonely Side of Her” and “Silent Passage” tremble high lonesome alongside the stunning take on traditional “When I Was a Young Girl.” Americana may find its best representation in the Kiwi’s broad reach and inclusive interpretation. (Sunday, 2:15pm, Tito’s Handmade Vodka stage) – Doug Freeman Margo Price Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man)..."
"...What other infidel slayer could usurp the entire hip-hop kingdom (Danny Brown, Childish Gambino, Anderson Paak, Solange, Vince Staples, even sovereign-turned-jester Kanye West)? Although country's revival proved itself at ACL Fest 2016 in the run of Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, and the original outlaw himself, Willie Nelson, the heyday of Highwaymen and Loretta Lynns still sits at the starting gate in terms contemporary masterpieces and crossover influence. And what about this new trend, walk-off albums?..."
"...3) Margo Price, Midwest Farmer's Daughter (Third Man)..."
"...Yet the album isn't simply a throwback homage. Cauthen's songwriting puts him on par with the rising Americana tide surging against popular country music in Nashville behind artists like Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price...."
"...Margo Price had an epic Sunday last weekend in Austin. Recent recipient of the Americana Music Awards' Emerging Artist of the Year, she performed a second time at ACL Fest, then joined Willie Nelson during his finale, before heading to the Continental Club where she sang with Heybale...."
"...Her indie counterpart, Third Man Records signee Margo Price, planted her "next great country songstress" flag shortly after, wowing the audience with voice, charisma, and lyricism. She also racked up Austin cred points by covering Billy Joe Shaver and Doug Sahm..."
"...When we did finally make it through the gates around 3:45pm, Margo Price’s pristine vocals floated across the festival grounds from the Pavilion stage. The Nashville country upstart and Third Man Records signee had the unenviable task of rousing a crowd that had shown up at 11am from its afternoon slump..."
"...Starring: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, Margo Martindale, Aaron Yoo, Josh Kay, Steve Park, Maury Ginsberg and Denis O'Hare. There is one absolutely inspired scene in Rocket Science, and for this scene alone, it’s pretty much worth the price of admission..."
"...Although the Luck Reunion remains a full Nelson Family Band event, with scions Micah Nelson and Lukas Nelson getting mainstage turns and Willie’s headlining set providing the perennial close, the fest has noticeably marked the ascendancy of the latter sibling as torchbearer of the Family ethos. Case in point was his band Promise of the Real’s exceptional set that brought out this year’s special guest and chapel headliner Margo Price for “Find Yourself.” Nelson then stayed onstage for several songs supporting Kurt Vile’s mellow psychedelic jams...."
"...Valerie June, who stunned the chapel as an unknown songwriter in 2013, took the main stage to offer “Astral Plane” prayers and cosmic hillbilly blues from new LP The Order of Time, including a mesmerizing a cappella “Uncloudy Day” as tears lined her cheeks. Followed by new country queen Margo Price, the two made a powerful pairing..."
"...Best ACL Fest scheduling outside of the Cure and Depeche Mode on consecutive nights in 2013 occurred last October, when Kacey Musgraves stair-stepped into Margo Price early one Sunday. Nashville queens, the first one trad Texan and the latter "indie" Illinois, their yin-yang repped womanhood in contemporary country like the original rise of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette..."
"...Three minutes into her debut album, Margo Price plunges listeners to the depths of her misery: Dad lost the farm, she can't catch a break in Nashville, she lost her firstborn child, and no amount of booze can quell the anguish. The Third Man Records upstart turns this misfortune into motivation on Midwest Farmer's Daughter, hellbent on making a name for herself and buying back that farm..."
"...Cheyenne Valley Drive, the Greyhounds' sixth studio album – arriving Friday with a get-down at the Continental Club – emerged from another studio: Sam Phillips Recording. That legendary Memphis cutting room, the detail-oriented second child of the Sun Records mojo man, has rolled tape on Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and, more recently, Margo Price and Jason Isbell..."