Articles tagged americana

Promised Land Sound: For Use and Delight

If your promised land is full of warm harmonies, rich guitar, and well-crafted songs of cosmic country rock, then you’ve died and gone to heaven.

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Stephen Kellogg - “The Open Heart” (audio) (premiere)

For an album with such a high concept, its songs are so simple in their beauty.

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10 Americana Fest Bands to Fall in Love With Right Now

In addition to well-established headliners, 10 up-and-coming artists stood out at the 2015 Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

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Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land

As the Portland band continues to log miles across the country, a new collection of tunes proves to be reliably comforting, adventurous, and wildly literate.

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The Los Lonely Wolves, Los Lobos, Is Still Brilliantly Defying Classification

It's hard to imagine an American band that's more inventive, death-defying and affable as Los Lobos. A new book and record reveal why.

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Moonsville Collective - “Blue Money Grove” (video) (premiere)

The LA band is all about chemistry, which you hear and see in their new video.

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The Wood Brothers: Paradise

Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood and their friend Jano Rix gather for another impossibly good set of songs that make you wonder how they do it all so well.

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Turnpike Troubadours: Turnpike Troubadours

The red dirt stalwarts return with a rollicking collection of songs featuring a bigger, brawnier sound and further lyrical brilliance from Evan Felker.

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Slocan Ramblers: Coffee Creek

Coffee Creek is one of those albums you might find yourself returning to when the tired trappings of modern music demand something more honest and unaffected.

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The Farwells - “Sugar Baby” (audio) (premiere)

The duo turn in a spellbinding rendition of an American folk classic.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan - “Made in America” (audio) (premiere)

The young New York Dolls alum sets off on his own with a terrific roots rock album.

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Last Good Tooth - ‘And All Things on the Scales’ (album stream) (premiere)

Last Good Tooth delves even deeper into dark Americana on their second album.

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Ted Z and the Wranglers - “Go Find Your Heaven” (audio) (premiere)

The California band is sure to appeal to Americana fans everywhere.

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3hattrio - “Get on the Bus” (audio) (premiere)

Cowboy poetry and desert-inspired music make this Utah band unique in the Americana scene.

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Darlingside - ‘Birds Say’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Cambridge, Massachusetts indie folk band make a huge impression on their new album.

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Brian Carpenter and the Confessions - “Savior of Love” (audio) (premiere)

The veteran musician delivers a stunning piece of dark Americana on his new track.

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Boroughs - “Keep It Up” (audio) (premiere)

Light, airy, and warm. Kind of like where this band is from.

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Emily Earle - “Red Rose” (audio) (premiere)

She might have a famous uncle, but Emily Earle will do things her own way, thank you very much.

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“The Cracks Are There But the Light Shines Through”: An Interview with Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim has been touring and recording his entire adult life, but sobriety, surviving a rough breakup, and living in a big pink house have informed what may be his most acclaimed album yet.

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Kevin Gordon: Long Gone Time

A necessary soundtrack for these times: a reflection on America, mid-apocalypse.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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