Thursday, March 24 2011
Country/Folk songstress Carrie Elkin delivers on her first album for a label, fifteen years into her career.
Tuesday, March 22 2011
Following recent trends in Americana, the Yonder Mountain retain twang while sacrificing grit, dirt, and songs.
Thursday, February 3 2011
Much as Walt Disney would do with his famed television programs of the '50s and '60s, Lynd Ward used his talents with watercolor, oil, brush and ink, mezzotint, and lithography to illustrate hundreds of inspiring historical biographies of true-life American heroes for children to admire and emulate.
Tuesday, January 25 2011
Weaver wants to be personal, intimate, and profound but only comes off as trite, uninteresting, and self-absorbed.
Wednesday, January 19 2011
Chicago-based Americana duo simultaneously succeed gloriously and fail miserably.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
The stunning beauty contained on this album is something to behold. Certainly one of the best albums of 2010, and I fear my simple words won't convey what I feel in my heart.
Tuesday, November 23 2010
Monday, November 15 2010
This is an evocative selection that captures a profound recent history not only in the Dixie Chicks’ career, but in the recent history of female country music.
Wednesday, April 21 2010
Shelby Lynne has always had a difficult relationship to her eclecticism. It is what makes her stand out, when it works. But it makes the album a challenging format, one she failed to come to terms with this time.
Thursday, April 15 2010
After four albums of Americana crossover, Solomon Burke reminds us he’s a soul singer by joining forces with the late producer Willie Mitchell.