Articles tagged alternative country

1 Dec 2016 // 2:05 AM

Paul Cauthen: My Gospel

Paul Cauthen’s personal gospel comes off as a belief in youthful innocence corrupted by the passage of time. His songs are rooted in the past.

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Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful

Alejandro Escovedo's latest release is easy on the ears and surprising in-between them.

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James McMurtry - “Remembrance” (audio) (premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter James McMurty has written a song called "Remembrance" just in time for election day tomorrow.

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The Band of Heathens - “Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler” (audio) (premiere)

The Band of Heathens thrill with their take on Texas singer-songwriter Adam Carroll's tribute to Leon Russell.

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Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man

Jamestown Revival’s second album celebrates a fully realized and eclectic sound that is uniquely theirs.

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21 Oct 2016 // 8:32 AM

Shovels and Rope - “Botched Execution” (Singles Going Steady)

A refreshing shift from summer pop and an outlaw ballad worth retelling over and over again.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Heart Like a Levee

Arrayed next to 2013's Haw and 2014's Lateness of DancersHeart Like a Levee proves that M.C. Taylor and his morphing cadre of supporting musicians are on an impressive roll.

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Jason Isbell Chats Solo Career and Song Craft at the New Yorker Festival

Grammy-winner Isbell sat down with John Seabrook for a humorous, "college-y song-writing seminar" followed by a short acoustic set.

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11 Oct 2016 // 9:43 AM

Dixie Chicks Reunited and Vibrant

No new music appears to be in the works for the group at the moment, but the crowd was happy to revel in the hits.

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Part Journal, Part Art Exhibit: An Interview with Hiss Golden Messenger

"I had just quit my job and I think I was having a bit of an existential crisis because all of a sudden I had gotten what I had been hoping for, which is to be able to devote my days and waking hours, creative hours, to making music, to making art."

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The Handsome Family: Unseen

Ten albums and 20 years in, the Handsome Family haven't run out of odd tales or memorable melodies.

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19 Sep 2016 // 1:10 AM

Michael Rank: Red Hand

Porter and Dolly. Johnny and June. Gram and Emmylou. Michael Rank and Heather McIntire. This is not an overstatement.

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Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms - “Innocent Road” (premiere)

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms meld together as a duo with the same naturalness as Chris and Morgane Stapleton.

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1 Sep 2016 // 6:52 AM

Keeping It Real: An Interview with Lydia Loveless

"I don't think you can make very good art if you're not coming from an honest place."

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Dale Watson and His Lonestars: Live at the Big T Roadhouse, Chicken S#!+ Bingo

Longtime Texas honky-tonker brings his tunes to life in a rowdy roadhouse complete with live chickens

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18 Aug 2016 // 1:20 AM

Lydia Loveless: Real

Columbus, Ohio-based singer-songwriter tightens things up musically, but loses none of her honest emotion and lyrical frankness

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3 Aug 2016 // 9:45 AM

Shovels & Rope - “I Know” (Singles Going Steady)

"I Know" is an animalistic alt-folk lunge-forward, one that casts the duo's unique admixture of roots rock, left-field country, and classic singer-songwriter fare over a T. Rex-parroting metallic strut.

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Jonah Tolchin: Thousand Mile Night

Jonah Tolchin drives the Americana genre forward with a reverent eye in the rear view mirror and a right foot heavy on the gas.

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Josh Ritter Gives Beautiful Performance at Prospect Park (Photos)

Josh Ritter kicks off a string of summer U.S. shows with rousing free performance at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

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12 Jul 2016 // 1:20 AM

Moon Bros.: These Stars

A post-rock homage to the rich vein of cinematic western music, Matt Schneider’s Moon Bros. offers a warm kind of cool.

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