Articles tagged americana

Donnie Fritts: Oh My Goodness

As a true Southerner, Donnie Fritts understands the finer things in life. He sings about the power of food and sex.

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Alison Brown: The Song of the Banjo

The Song of the Banjo may be Alison Brown's most mainstream effort yet.

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Ron Pope + The Nighthawks: Ron Pope + The Nighthawks

Americana comes rip-roaring out of the gates in 2016, with Ron Pope's first outing with the Nighthawks leading the way.

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5 Jan 2016 // 10:54 AM

Robbie Fulks’ Restlessness Is to Pop Music’s Benefit

Robbie Fulks: “[In Chicago], I get to meet Irish players and punk-rock players and just people outside my mental or idiomatic realm. I think that’s been healthy.”

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El Campo - “Skinny Kids” (audio) (premiere)

Emo/high lonesome country vocals with killer harmonies flow from this up-and-coming San Antonio alt-country band.

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11 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM

The Best Americana of 2015

From the old guard reaffirming its status to upstarts asserting their prowess, personal tales voiced by true artists continue to connect on an emotional level.

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Swaying Wires - “Nowhere” (audio) (premiere)

The Finnish band puts their own unique spin on Americana.

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7 Dec 2015 // 3:02 AM

Ana Egge: Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow is so instantly engaging, it makes an immediate impression well before the final song fades away.

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New Americana Supergroup Cooder-White-Skaggs Thrills at Carnegie Hall

The music of the newly minted supergroup often was beautiful, and always beautifully played. But it rarely broke a sweat.

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Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Okkervil River return to their surreptitious magnum opus, and for that, we are grateful.

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The Battlefield- “Last Train Home” (audio) (premiere)

The Americana trio returns with the sweetest new Christmas song you'll hear this year.

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The White Buffalo - “Go the Distance” (video) (premiere)

Jake Smith and friends perform an exclusive live session for a TV special.

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Ian Fisher - “Nero” (video) (premiere)

The American expatriate writes Americana with a European perspective, which his wonderful new video illustrates.

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The Fontaines - “Beauty Beyond Repair” (video) (premiere)

The brother and sister-led band show their chops on this new live performance video.

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Julie Rhodes - “In Your Garden” (audio) (premiere)

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, this new track announces the arrival of a significant new Americana/blues talent.

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Jake McMullen - “I Don’t Wanna Wake Up” (video) (premiere)

Rarely do you hear Americana music merge with dreampop, but this new track does so in stunning fashion.

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The Mastersons - “This Holiday’s No Holiday (Without You)” (audio) (premiere)

Wit, melancholy, and romance highlight this sweet seasonal track by the Americana duo.

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Henry Wagons - “Cold Burger Cold Fries” (video) (premiere)

The Australian singer-songwriter brings welcome dark humor to modern Americana.

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Blitzen Trapper Nation: Eric Earley Wakes, Discusses Latest in Long Line of Fine Moments

Blitzen Trapper continues to release gorgeous, emotion-provoking albums that raise more questions than they answer. And that's alright.

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On Ameripolitan: A Lesson in Country Music from Dale Watson

No, Dale Watson didn't watch the CMA Awards, because he founded his own, and the flagship Ameripolitan artist doesn't hold back about the state of the scene, why he broke off from the mainstream, and his fiery new album.

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"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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