Articles tagged americana

Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band: Not That Kind of Girl

The fourth album from the neo-traditionalists finds them continuing to mine and hone their Celtic and bluegrass influences to appealing and dynamic effect.

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The Textones: Midnight Mission, Cedar Creek

Although the Textones' two discs attracted only a passing glance originally, they’ve received belated recognition since.

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Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Jewell combines her thoughts on home (her own and the ones she's seen on her travels) into this sharply-observed set of songs.

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Edward David Anderson - “Jimmy & Bob & Jack” (audio) (Premiere)

The Backyard Tire Fire singer returns with a raucous new track from his forthcoming solo album.

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Kaia Kater - “Oh Darlin’” (audio) (Premiere)

The Toronto-based Americana artist Kaia Kater may only be 21 years of age, but her chops in the field of roots music show study and skill of someone far beyond her years.

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Joe Goodkin - “Dog and Cat” (video) (Premiere)

Joe Goodkin’s honest, unpretentious style shines through on his new video.

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Rocky Votolato and Chuck Ragan: Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit serves as a fine introduction for two artists clearly ready for prime time.

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Labor Against Waste

A new voice joins those of the masters before him on this album of spiritual travel and travail. A strong candidate for best folk album of the year.

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Christian Lopez Band: Onward

Onward is inoffensive, vivacious folk-rock that’s delightfully reflective of the shortcomings and hopes of a young man with the whole world ahead of him.

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Country Fried Rock: Folk Family Revival Interview (Podcast)

Folk Family Revival's three brothers and their buddy released Waterwalker, a giant leap into psychedelic rock for these folkies from Texas.

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Luke Winslow-King - “As April Is to May (Live at Lagunitas Couch Trippin’ SXSW)” (video) (Premiere)

Backed by a guitar-and-fiddle configuration, Luke Winslow-King gives his tune "As April Is to May" an Eastern European flavor for a session of Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ at this year's South by Southwest.

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Jackie Greene - “A Face Among the Crowd” + Father’s Day Playlist (audio) (Premiere)

Americana singer/songwriter Jackie Greene pays tribute to his late father on the tender and touching "A Face Among the Crowd", which also leads up a Father's Day playlist you can hear right here on PopMatters.

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The SteelDrivers: The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Two parts dark elegance and grit, the SteelDriver’s latest Muscle Shoals Recordings feels like a natural extension of their previous release, Hammer Down in a multitude of ways.

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Claire Holley: Time in the Middle

It takes only a perfunctory listen to Claire Holley’s new album Time in the Middle to recognize the hold that’s maintained on her music by her Mississippi roots.

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12 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Della Mae: Della Mae

Thrusting, driving, rootsy, and gutsy, Della Mae hit home on their self-titled sophomore album.

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The Deer Run Drifters: Restless Youth

On their sophomore LP Restless Youth, it’s evident that the band has something to prove in that they’re not just another string band.

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The Deslondes: The Deslondes

The Deslondes are stuck in the past, rather than rooted in it. That fact makes them fierce.

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Daniel Pearson - “As Deep as Love” (audio) (premiere)

The English singer-songwriter's third album is sure to appeal to fans of the grittier side of Americana.

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Tumbleweed Wanderers - ‘Realize’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Oakland outfit Tumbleweed Wanderers describe their new LP as "a rock 'n' roll journey steeped in Americana with psychedelic twists at every turn."

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8 Jun 2015 // 3:15 AM

Uncle Lucius: The Light

Uncle Lucius cling tightly to the past, funneling several specific rural rock influences and generally echoing a ragged, Dixie-fried sound with a communal embrace.

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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

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"In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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