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Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller - “Roving Gambler” (audio) (premiere)

The West Virginia duo offer an authentic look at America's rich folk heritage on this cover.

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Haroula Rose - “Swimming Song” (audio) (premiere)

The LA singer-songwriter serves up a bluegrass-tinged cover of a Loudon Wainwright III favorite.

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Bumper Jacksons - “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” (audio) (premiere)

The Baltimore band delivers a raucous performance of an old gospel standard.

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Intimacy Between Two Voices: An Interview With Mandolin Orange

Discussing their latest album Such Jubilee, Mandolin Orange share insight into the inspiration of their melancholic songs.

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Kaia Kater - “Oh Darlin’” (audio) (Premiere)

The Toronto-based Americana artist Kaia Kater may only be 21 years of age, but her chops in the field of roots music show study and skill of someone far beyond her years.

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The SteelDrivers: The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Two parts dark elegance and grit, the SteelDriver’s latest Muscle Shoals Recordings feels like a natural extension of their previous release, Hammer Down in a multitude of ways.

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12 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Della Mae: Della Mae

Thrusting, driving, rootsy, and gutsy, Della Mae hit home on their self-titled sophomore album.

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP

Sometimes the most simple statement can sum up a career and all it entails. With the EP Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer, Old Crow Medicine Show have done just that.

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The Railsplitters - “You” (audio) (Premiere)

Bluegrass instrumentation meets sharp pop aesthetics on the new album by Colorado's the Railsplitters, as you can hear on the tune "You".

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Trout Steak Revival: Brighter Every Day

A wistful travelogue, Trout Steak Revival can book this trip as a successful blend somewhere between the sonic realm of "Randy McNally meets pie."

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Pine Hill Project - “Wichita (Gillian Welch cover)” (video) (Premiere)

Americana supergroup Pine Hill Project, helmed by Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, takes on a Gillian Welch song in their latest music video, "Wichita".

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The Westies: West Side Stories

Michael McDermott's newest project is off to a promising start. If only it was a little more difficult.

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Chris Stapleton, Country’s ‘Baddest Voice’, Defies Categories

Chris Stapleton (formerly of the SteelDrivers) is readying the release of his debut solo album, Traveller, due May 4, and he’s continuing to swim against the country tide.

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The Gibson Brothers: Brotherhood

Eric and Leigh Gibson continue to innovate with a collection of bluegrass covers dedicated to fellow bands of brothers.

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“Why Don’t You Try Writing Your Own Songs?”: ‘The Bends’ and Its Cover Songs

Three unique takes on tracks from The Bends, spanning the stripped-down acoustic to the full-fledged orchestral, represent how these songs still have the power to stun two decades later.

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Punch Brothers Pack a Punch in Tucson, AZ - 13 April 2015

Punch Brothers proved to the crowd at Tuscon just why they're one of the most celebrated bands in modern bluegrass.

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MilkDrive: Places You’ve Not Been

MilkDrive becomes an Americana band to watch with their genre-defying new release full of pop-ready jams.

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8 Apr 2015 // 1:25 PM

April Verch: The Newpart

All in all, The Newpart represents Verch in tip-top musical shape, albeit in ex post facto force.

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Adrien Reju - “Last Call” (audio) (Premiere)

The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.

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Barnstar!: Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out!

In spite of a few generic weaknesses and maybe a little too much joy, Barnstar!'s sophomore effort's a boot-stomping good time.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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