KORT is Lambchop frontman Kurt Wagner and solo singer/songwriter Cortney Tidwell, and with covers album Invariable Heartache (City Slang), the duo has recorded a sort of love letter to its hometown of Nashville and the city’s musical past. Eleven of the LP’s dozen tracks were originally recorded in the ’60s and ’70s for the Music City-based Chart Records (a label with huge familial ties for Tidwell), and the 12th song was cut by Tidwell’s mom, Connie Eaton, in 1975 for ABC Dunhill. And while the heartfelt Invariable Heartache is certainly ensconced in Nashville’s storied musical history, it’s a thoroughly modern statement by two of the town’s brightest hopes for Music City’s future being as fertile as its past. Wagner and Tidwell will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new Q&A with them.
Wagner: Being on the road can be one of the most exciting and interesting experiences a musician can have. It can also mean that it’s pretty darn hard to find a consistently good cup of coffee when you need it. Well, heartache be gone. With this latest innovation, you too can make a perfectly satisfying cup of coffee—or in my case, espresso—in about a minute with nothing but a tea kettle, a plastic tube, a little paper filter, some coffee and water. This thing is amazing in its simplicity, and it makes what some aficionados are calling a superior tasting brew. Apparently, it’s a thing. A good thing. And who needs all those big fancy machines or long lines at the local coffee shop? Step into the future. Control your own destiny, and try this thing.
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