Bloodshot Records celebrates 20 years with tunes

November 19, 2014 5:50 PM

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Chicago's scrappy country-punk Bloodshot Records observes two decades in the music business trenches this year. Celebrating that benchmark, the label released the ambitious compilation "While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records" this week.

Bloodshot's raw aesthetic has always been the antithesis of polished commercial country music. Even within the roots music scene, the record label has marched to its own edgy and independent beat. "In the Americana world we're still the redheaded stepchild," says Bloodshot co-owner Nan Warshaw. "I'm...

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