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Justin Townes Earle: Kids in the Street

Alt-country troubadour Justin Townes Earle returns with a mature batch of tunes centered around changing landscapes and the promise of the future.

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25 May 2017 // 12:00 PM

Fleet Foxes - “Fool’s Errand” (Singles Going Steady)

Fleet Foxes' "Fool's Errand" comes across like a lost and less psychedelic Jefferson Airplane number.

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24 May 2017 // 8:38 AM

Jason Eady: Jason Eady

Jason Eady set out to make a simple sounding recording but it raises some unexpected emotional complexities that linger long after the songs have wound to a close.

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18 May 2017 // 1:30 PM

Justin Townes Earle - “Maybe a Moment” (Singles Going Steady)

Justin Townes Earle doesn't preach. He shows you how it's done as the words and lyrics invite gentle reflection.

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The Builders and the Butchers - ‘The Spark’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Builders and the Butchers return with The Spark, their new album of consummately crafted folk rock.

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The Whiskey Gentry: Dead Ringer

This solid country-rock record keeps getting distracted by singer Lauren Staley Morrow's lyrics about her insecurities.

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Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations

A vibrant and often brassy mix that would sound equally at home at a Harlem rent party as a small-town barn dance.

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The Mastersons: Transient Lullaby

Each of the 11 cuts on this album share an emotional core about the search for a heart of gold ... oops, I mean peace of mind.

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Sera Cahoone: From Where I Started

Sera Cahoone channels home and self on her personal and emotional fourth solo album.

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T Bone Burnett: Don’t Let the Form Distract You From the Content

Lloyd Sachs explores the life, times, and endless journeys of singer-songwriter-musician T Bone Burnett.

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Modern Mal - ‘The Misanthrope Family Album’ (album stream) (premiere)

Northern Michigan's Modern Mal crafts an intriguing album about love, family, and loss, while blending country sounds with noir, pysch, surf, and tropical sounds.

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9 May 2017 // 7:55 AM

Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart

Southern Californian singer-songwriter returns with a solid set of somber and rockin’ tunes, but without the support his first record enjoyed in producer Ry Cooder.

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Scott Ruth - “Are You There” (audio) (premiere)

Scott Ruth soars in his pleas for love on this Noah Gundersen-produced Americana song.

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Lindsey Luff - “Until It’s True” (audio) (premiere)

The rising Americana artist Lindsey Luff pairs with the Lone Bellow's Brian Elmquist on this "reckless love song of sorts".

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Jay Farrar Talks Pedal Steel Guitar, Open Tunings, and Jerry Garcia

Son Volt's Jay Farrar opens up about the impetus of the new album, another new record about a half a year out, and how Tom Brumley and Ralph Mooney are probably his favorites on the pedal steel guitar.

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Jake La Botz - “Hobo on a Passenger Train” (audio) (premiere)

Jake La Botz offers up his latest single from one of the year's best Americana albums, Sunnyside.

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Leo Kottke and Keller Williams Transcend Fear and Loathing in Phoenix

The best treat occurs when Williams joins Kottke onstage for several songs to close out the set -- the interaction is infectious with the dynamic duo trading licks and complimenting each other in virtuoso fashion.

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John Moreland: Big Bad Luv

Big Bad Luv might just turn 2017 into the Year of John Moreland.

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John Moreland’s Feeling Some Big Bad Luv

With a voice like early Springsteen and lyrics that put this Tulsa songwriter right up there with the Boss, John Moreland’s new album, Big Bad Luv, is gonna make your sad bastard ass get up and dance.

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Bridget Kearney: Won’t Let You Down

Won’t Let You Down is an album that stays true to its name.

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