Articles tagged alternative country

Lydia Loveless: Boy Crazy and Single(s)

A reissue of her 2013 EP Boy Crazy serves as a reminder that Lydia Loveless has always lived at full volume.

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Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World

Redoing an entire album is a surprising and bold move, but on This Sweet Old World the gambit pays off. It's anything but a retread.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Hallelujah Anyhow

As long as life carries on and darkness exists, the world needs messengers of hope. Hiss Golden Messenger deliver that here, making it relevant regardless of time and place.

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26 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

Josh Ritter: Gathering

On his ninth full-length studio album, Josh Ritter continues to combine poetic imagery with organic, expertly crafted arrangements.

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Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet

Musicians and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer duet together for the first time on an album that strongly covers and links songs with ease and style.

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Sisters Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne Cover Favorite Songs on Their First Duet Album

“When I hear those modern country records on the mainstream radio, I hear such a cynicism and darkness, it’s depressing to me,” Moorer said.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard: Tell the Devil I’m Gettin’ There as Fast as I Can

Call him the people’s poet laureate of Texas. Ray Wylie Hubbard delivers another collection of spare, beautiful songs of grace and damnation.

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Christian Lopez - “1972” (audio) (premiere)

Americana/alt-country artist Christian Lopez sings an ode to his 1972 International Scout truck on the new single "1972".

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A Look Back but a Step Forward: An Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle has blazed his own trails but now, at 62, he reflects on fallen heroes, chance encounters, and how he'll always be a political rabble-rouser.

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Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band Take the Berkeley Greek Prisoner

Ryan Adams rocks the People's Republic of Berkeley for his "best show ever"?

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On the Heels of Big Hits, Jason Isbell Keeps Up the Momentum on ‘Nashville Sound’

Jason Isbell: “I’m not trying to sell X amount of records... I’m trying to write a certain amount of really, really strong songs every time."

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Steve Earle: So You Want to Be an Outlaw

Steve Earle reaffirms his country outlaw status with the appropriately titled, outlaw country primer So You Want to Be an Outlaw.

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound

The 400 Unit join Jason Isbell on a personal and strong set of songs tuned to modern American life and the past we can never recapture.

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The Lone Bellow Announce New Album ‘Walk Into a Storm’ and Tour

The Lone Bellow are back with their third album and it's been produced by Dave Cobb.

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Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano continues to confound expectations with yet another stylistic shift, this time into widescreen indie rock cut through with a cluttered, ramshackle charm.

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Justin Townes Earle: Kids in the Street

Alt-country troubadour Justin Townes Earle returns with a mature batch of tunes centered around changing landscapes and the promise of the future.

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18 May 2017 // 1:30 PM

Justin Townes Earle - “Maybe a Moment” (Singles Going Steady)

Justin Townes Earle doesn't preach. He shows you how it's done as the words and lyrics invite gentle reflection.

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The Whiskey Gentry: Dead Ringer

This solid country-rock record keeps getting distracted by singer Lauren Staley Morrow's lyrics about her insecurities.

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The Mastersons: Transient Lullaby

Each of the 11 cuts on this album share an emotional core about the search for a heart of gold ... oops, I mean peace of mind.

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Jay Farrar Talks Pedal Steel Guitar, Open Tunings, and Jerry Garcia

Son Volt's Jay Farrar opens up about the impetus of the new album, another new record about a half a year out, and how Tom Brumley and Ralph Mooney are probably his favorites on the pedal steel guitar.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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