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Lost Bayou Ramblers - “Allons a Lafayette” (video) (premiere)

Lost Bayou Ramblers keep Cajun traditions alive on their new video for "Allons a Lafayette" as well as a new album, Kalenda, releasing 29 September.

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Gunner & Smith - ‘Byzantium’ (album stream) (premiere)

Gunner & Smith's new album Byzantium is haunting Americana inspired by the darker sides of love and loss.

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Derek Hoke - “Destination Unknown” (audio) (premiere)

Derek Hoke's new song "Destination Unknown" is soothing, pastoral Americana reflecting an adventurous night's drive.

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The Sound of Ghosts - “Train to Nowhere” (audio) (premiere)

Blazing Americana inspired by a lust for adventure and an escape from the usual routine.

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Eilen Jewell: Down Hearted Blues

Jewell and company offer pristine versions of wonderful blues tunes from America’s past.

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Chris Hillman: Bidin’ My Time

The former Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers member revisits classic musical pathways on the sturdy Americana release Bidin’ My Time, his first effort in more than ten years.

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Twang to Trombones: Top 20 Picks for AmericanaFest 2017

When Wynonna and Lee Ann Womack drag queen impersonators are NOT the highlight of the night, you know you need to be at these shows. AmericanaFest has something for every music fan.

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Arrica Rose & the ...‘s - ‘Low as the Moon’ (album stream) (premiere)

Folk-poppers Arrica Rose & the ...'s return with a positive message of optimism on their latest album releasing Friday.

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Thorp Jenson - “All We Have Is Time” (audio) (premiere)

Thorp Jenson self-produces "dark rock and roll" on the latest single from his debut album, Odessa.

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Lilly Hiatt: Trinity Lane

She writes and sings in the first person about addictions, bad love and such in a voice scarred and innocent like a sinner reborn. Hallelujah!

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Jon Boden - “All the Stars Are Coming Out Tonight” (audio) (premiere)

An astronomical folk tale that finds hope in the midst of a post-apocalyptic future.

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David Ramirez: We’re Not Going Anywhere

Ramirez mixes anger and compassion on an album that should bring a larger audience to this, at turns, philosophical and confrontational songwriter.

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Lenore. - “Heavy Eyes” (audio) (premiere)

Lenore. captivates with driving cello, grooving guitar, and gorgeous harmonies on the retro roots of "Heavy Eyes".

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The National Parks - ‘Lights in the City’ (audio) (premiere)

The National Parks reach for uplifting new heights on the energetic anthem "Lights in the City".

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Penny & Sparrow: Wendigo

Penny & Sparrow’s somber mood is still the same, but their lyrical and musical exploration bring them to their most ambitious state thus far.

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Deer Tick’s Acoustic Clusterfolk Newport After Party Previews ‘Vol. 1’

Deer Tick performed the entirety of the acoustic album (one of a pair of forthcoming releases) and have announced a fall tour.

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The Novel Ideas - “Old Ways” (audio) (premiere)

The Novel Ideas create anthemic, familial Americana straight from the hearth that lets the past be the past.

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Fred Wickham - “Rock Bottom” (audio) (premiere)

Fred Wickham's "Rock Bottom" is a modern bard's sardonic tale of twists and turns for the worst.

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The Jerry Douglas Band: What If

Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas returns with a virtuosic septet in tow on the jaw-dropping, highly enjoyable What If.

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Drew Kennedy - “Open Road” (audio) (premiere)

A picturesque Americana traveling song is interwoven with musings on how the universe "sends you a little sign that it’s paying attention".

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