Articles tagged americana

Curtis McMurtry - “Silver World” (audio) (premiere)

If you can imagine baroque pop translated into Americana, then you'll get an idea of Curtis McMurtry's unique contribution to the ever-growing Americana scene.

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Delbert McClinton: Prick of the Litter

McClinton understands how to lure a listener into an imaginary night club world of sophistication and rural hospitality.

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Amanda Shires: My Piece of Land

Disciplined and literary, Shires' latest is still a highly personal work.

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McDougall - “Battle Creek March” (audio) (premiere)

McDougall revisits a gem from his back discography ahead of new singles series.

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Seth Walker - “High Time” (video) (premiere)

Seth Walker's "High Time" is a wonderful counterpoint to the doom and gloom that surrounds this week's inauguration.

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The Band of Heathens: Duende

All in all, Duende goes down as the first notable Americana release of the New Year.

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12 Jan 2017 // 9:55 AM

Valerie June - “Shakedown” (Singles Going Steady)

Valerie June brings us a gospel that speaks in tongues and gets down and dirty on “Shakedown”.

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Brace Yourself: An Interview With Allen Thompson

Two members of Allen Thompson's band broke their backs last year. Brace yourself for their new sound.

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The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2016

This year's Best of Americana list may place the greatest distance between the genre and country music of any list we've compiled in recent years.

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Various Artists: Christmas on the Lam and Other Songs from the Season

Christmas on the Lam offers itself up as a fine alternative to the traditional Christmas fare without falling back on the cloying tropes found in the majority of contemporary Christmas songs.

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14 Dec 2016 // 11:46 AM

Shinyribs - “I Got Your Medicine” (audio) (premiere)

The Gourds' frontman Kevin Russell steps out with his new band Shinyribs, a country-soul, swamp-funk power house.

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Gillian Welch: Boots No. 1

Gillian Welch fans will appreciate hearing the original sounds of the band.

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The Band of Heathens - “All I’m Asking” (audio) (premiere)

Americana's the Band of Heathens share a poppy new song "All I'm Asking" ahead of Duende releasing in January.

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1 Dec 2016 // 2:05 AM

Paul Cauthen: My Gospel

Paul Cauthen’s personal gospel comes off as a belief in youthful innocence corrupted by the passage of time. His songs are rooted in the past.

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Ryan Bingham: Ryan Bingham Live

A well-rounded live collection from one of today's best Americana artists.

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Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough - “Rainy Day” (audio) (premiere)

Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough's upcoming album IS Americana in every sense of the word. We eagerly await its release.

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All Acoustic Instruments and Kitchen Utensils: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band History With Jeff Hanna

With half a century of music and friendship, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues forward with Circlin' Back.

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Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful

Alejandro Escovedo's latest release is easy on the ears and surprising in-between them.

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James McMurtry - “Remembrance” (audio) (premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter James McMurty has written a song called "Remembrance" just in time for election day tomorrow.

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3 Nov 2016 // 1:20 AM

Mandolin Orange: Blindfaller

The duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz enlist the help of a quartet of instrumentalists to help flesh out their acoustic-based bluegrass/folk on their lovely fifth album.

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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