Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Friday, June 20 2014
You should know compared to people on a global scale our kind has had it relatively easy. Jason Isbell gets that -- and a lot more as well. His 2013 release is this week’s Counterbalance.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
"Concerning Spectral Pinching," one of the standout tracks off of the Portland, Oregon, folk and Americana group Hook & Anchor's self-titled debut, is available to stream exclusively at PopMatters.
Friday, May 30 2014
Songs is not so much a veering departure as it is a deliberately studied variation on a theme.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Robison and Willis deliver the goods on Our Year, a beguiling mix of plain Western harmony and swampy groove.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
With Wine Dark Sea Holland has put her own enduring stamp on American music.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
For a genre that seems to be split between bubblegum and alternative, Sturgill Simpson is a breath of fresh air.
Music can rarely get more genuinely personal than this. But when it does, this is what it sounds like
Monday, May 5 2014
Texas singer-songwriter Collin Herring is back after a five-year absence with an exciting new album. Sometimes things really are worth the wait.
Wednesday, April 23 2014
Tex Ritter's granddaughter Carly Ritter emerges as a promising young Americana artist with her self-titled debut from Vanguard Records.