Articles tagged americana

21 Oct 2016 // 9:32 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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19 Oct 2016 // 12:00 PM

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Singing Their Way Across America

At stops along the way, Bragg and Henry hopped off the train long enough to quickly record classic acoustic songs in railroad stations and on train platforms.

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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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13 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Luke Roberts: Sunlit Cross

On his third album, Roberts wrests songs of uncommon depth out of a simple indie-folk backdrop with amazing results.

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Luke Winslow-King - “No More Crying Today” (video) (premiere)

New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King returns with a new album of heart-felt Americana songs.

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11 Oct 2016 // 10:43 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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Matt Hires - ‘American Wilderness’ (album stream) (premiere)

Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Hires returns with his third album, a set of arena-ready alt-rock/Americana music.

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Shovels and Rope: Little Seeds

Mournful, soulful, raw, and alive, their latest is the strongest set yet from the duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

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Todd Snider: Eastside Bulldog

Todd Snider conjures up partying alter ego to defend East Nashville and his love for small gigs and local music scenes.

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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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29 Sep 2016 // 9:15 AM

Johnnyswim - “Drunks” (audio) (premiere)

If "Drunks" is any indication, Americana/pop duo Johnnyswim has a thrilling new album, Georgica Pond, releasing on October 14th.

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Stewart Eastham - “Leavin’ By Sundown” (premiere)

Seeking to create an album of songs with a “head bobbin’ vibe”, the slow country churn of Stewart Eastham's latest single, "Leavin' By Sundown", fits that bill.

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20 Sep 2016 // 10:00 AM

Driftwood - “City Lights” (video) (premiere)

For "City Lights", Driftwood puts on their pop hat for a dose of meticulously made indie pop with killer hooks.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry: Shine a Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad

Bragg and Henry’s latest is a resounding statement on the foundation of one of the greatest achievements of American backbone.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:10 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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The Devil Makes Three: Redemption & Ruin

A collection of lived in and loved covers made undeniably their own. The Devil Makes Three wrestle hellfire and holiness each to a draw.

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20 Questions: The Devil Makes Three

They're the barn-burning Americana stalwarts, and to celebrate their latest floor-stomping album, Pete Bernhard plays PopMatters 20 Questions from the comfort of his bathtub.

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Petunia and the Vipers: Dead Bird on the Highway

The wild quintet fuses country, rock, Cajun, and jazz influences for a weird and wonderful collection.

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Jerry Castle: Not So Soft Landing…

The songwriting is sound and Castle himself proves authentic enough to be the only one to steer his tracks forward.

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