Articles tagged americana

Jillette Johnson - ‘All I Ever See in You Is Me’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jillette Johnson is wowing the Nashville faithful with her sophisticated songwriting stylings. Settle in for a rewarding listen of her new album releasing Friday.

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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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Jillette Johnson - “Flip a Coin” ( audio) (premiere)

Nashville's Jillette Johnson possesses a deft songwriting touch that lends her music a deep sophistication, as you can hear on new single "Flip a Coin".

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10 Jul 2017 // 8:39 AM

20 Questions: Kasey Chambers

Australia's country great Kasey Chambers embraced her ambition on a new double-album, but still wants to be remembered as "being real in a very fake world."

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Revisiting Protest Songs of Yore, Americana Musicians Build Upon, and Add to, Canon

Anthony D'Amato and River Whyless tackle classic protest songs while recently reunited The Mammals address cultural divisions with a new tune.

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Johnny Dango - “I Was Wrong” (audio) (premiere)

Dango deftly fuses Americana sentiment with an added layer of psychedelia on this reflective track.

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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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20 Jun 2017 // 8:46 AM

For Amy Black, Better Late Than Never

Amy Black is an inspiration for artistic late bloomers.

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Garland Jeffreys: 14 Steps to Harlem

There are two types of music fans: people who love Garland Jeffreys and people who've never heard of him. His latest album is proof that the legendary artist still has a lot of great music left.

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The Dustbowl Revival - “Call My Name” (audio) (premiere)

The Dustbowl Revival adds a serious dose of soul and funk to their wide-ranging American roots music as one can hear on their new song, "Call My Name".

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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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13 Jun 2017 // 8:08 AM

Lyle Lovett: Greatest Hits

Despite being something of a misnomer on multiple levels, Greatest Hits is as fine a place to start as any for those looking to get into Lyle Lovett.

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - “No Glory” (audio) (premiere) (interview)

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are one of the best new Americana groups in a long while. Find out why by checking out their new single "No Glory".

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Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue)

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

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Ben Sollee - “Mechanical Advantage” (audio) (premiere)

Ben Sollee marries a Mexican huapango groove to progressive bluegrass in his new single "Mechanical Advantage". His new album releases August 11th.

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Lesley Kernochan: A Calm Sun

Kernochan puts new and old Americana influences into a blender on her national debut.

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Rhiannon Giddens Shares ‘Freedom Highway’ at American Songbook and on Tour

Rhiannon Giddens, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, brought her Freedom Highway tour to New York for a powerful show. The tour resumes next week and hits Newport Folk later this summer.

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Cedar Teeth - ‘Farewell to Green Mountain’ (album stream) (premiere)

Cedar Teeth follow in the footsteps of Dispatch and Lord Huron by adeptly riding the line between folk and rock 'n' roll.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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