Articles tagged americana

21 Mar 2017 // 10:00 AM

Fleet Foxes - “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a band stepping out of its comfort zone and sounding so much better for it.

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21 Mar 2017 // 2:02 AM

Natalie Hemby: Puxico

In the case of Natalie Hemby, she takes an old trope in dedicating an album to a small town and making it new again, all by her own means.

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Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

Like all of Foster’s albums, this one contains a diverse selection of bluesy material with a folk-rock edge and a gospel bottom.

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John Moreland - “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” (Singles Going Steady)

This Oklahoma native is one of the finest voices in contemporary alternative-country.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator

Alyndra Segarra proves that moonlight and a bottle can function as well as the Bible for one looking for salvation.

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Hot Tuna Sizzles Back at Hallowed Ground in San Francisco

The melodic syncopation ideas are a big part of what made Jefferson Airplane stand out from the pack in the ‘60s and have continued to power Hot Tuna through the decades.

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6 Mar 2017 // 3:01 AM

Ryanhood: Yearbook

Hood and Green expertly weave pop-sensible tracks that ride the alternative folk wave straight into a medley of musical influences

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Courtney Granger Dives ‘Beneath Still Waters’

The Pine Leaf Boys Courtney Granger listened to his fans and trusted in his heroes for solo debut.

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Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Collecting Clark’s late-period songs and ending with a sprinkling of unreleased demos, this anthology is a reminder of what a singular songwriter he was.

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“I’m Just Bad-Assed”: An Interview with Delbert McClinton

Veteran singer-songwriter returns from heart surgery with a new label with a new career high in the form of Prick of the Litter.

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Shinyribs - “Trouble, Trouble” (video) (premiere)

Shinyribs go in for a little old-fashioned, joyful rock 'n' roll 'n' soul on their latest single "Trouble, Trouble".

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Valerie June: The Order of Time

Valerie June returns with a stirring journey through time and its impact on love and life.

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28 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Sturgill Simpson - “All Around You” (Singles Going Steady)

Just in case we weren't sure of Sturgill Simpson's stance on our current president, he makes it very clear here.

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The American West - “Roadsick Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Americana inspired by the life of a flax farmer.

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Drive-By Truckers Packed NYC’s Webster Hall (Photos + Tour Dates)

Drive-By Truckers gave a sold out capacity crowd a powerful two hour set filled with scuzzy guitars and deeply political rock.

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Beth Bombara - “Sweet Time” (audio) (premiere)

Beth Bombara has a knack for evoking potent emotions in her performances, and this much is evident in "Sweet Time".

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24 Feb 2017 // 3:02 AM

Travis Linville: Up Ahead

Up Ahead showcases a bright and deserving future for this up-and-comer.

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Scott H. Biram: The Bad Testament

Scott H. Biram is a filthy-ass peacock in full bloom on this record, kicking arse and not even bothering to take names.

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The Wood Brothers: Live at the Barn

In the world of new live records, you could do far worse than Live at the Barn, but it would be quite the task for you to find far better.

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Greg Jones Project - “House Not Home” (video) (premiere)

Philadelphia’s Greg Jones provide an escape back into true, bonafide songwriting more akin to an amalgamation of American roots in rock, blues, country, folk, and soul.

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