Articles tagged americana

Julie Rhodes: Bound to Meet the Devil

Exhibiting a combination of talent, soul, and grit often unmatched by debuting artists, Julie Rhodes seems poised to become a mainstay in the Americana blues music scene for years to come.

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Freakwater: Scheherazade

Eleven years after their last record, Freakwater proves they've still got it, and then some.

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Fairground Saints - “Can’t Control the Weather” (live video) (premiere)

Fairground Saints' virtuostic musicianship and heavenly harmonies drive their infectious brand of bluegrassy pop.

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The Lowest Pair - “Keweenaw Flower” / “When They Dance the Mountains Shake” (premiere)

The Lowest Pair produced so many great songs from their 2015 sessions, that the indie folkers decided to put out a duo of albums this year.

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1 Mar 2016 // 11:08 AM

The Ragbirds - “Breakdown” (audio) (premiere)

Ann Arbor, Michigan acoustic string band the Ragbirds may be based in the American Midwest, but from there they explore myriad sounds from around the world.

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Mountain Heart - “Addicted” (audio) (premiere)

Progressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart rove way beyond the confines of the bluegrass genre, adding a bit of soul ala the SteelDrivers and a bit of pure-bred country ala Chris Stapleton.

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26 Feb 2016 // 10:11 AM

Eli West - “You Asked Me To” (audio) (premiere)

Noted American roots artist Eli West creates an intriguing concept album based on the stories of his two grandfathers who were polar opposites.

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Bound to Meet the Devil: An Interview With Soul Singer Extraordinaire Julie Rhodes

Two years ago, Rhodes was working at an ice cream parlor. Now, she's on the verge of releasing her debut album, an 11-track opus of powerhouse Americana and blues with grit and political edge.

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24 Feb 2016 // 12:50 PM

Lake Street Dive: Side Pony

It may stand out from current trends, but trust us: you'll want to rock this Side Pony.

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Terri Binion - “Burden Song” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's Terri Binion is a singer-songwriters' singer-songwriter known for her meticulously crafted lyrics and consummate musicality

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The Whistles & the Bells - “Cosmic Torpedoes” (video) (premiere)

Cadillac Sky's Bryan Simpson steps out into a new world with the Whistles & the Bells.

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Country Fried Rock: Kevin Gordon Interview

What happens when you love people whose beliefs conflict with your values? Kevin Gordon digs deep into Southern family dynamics in Long Gone Time.

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23 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Mount Moriah: How to Dance

Mount Moriah is a band that continues to grow by making the familiar less so, but more beautiful for the transformation.

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18 Feb 2016 // 1:18 PM

Silver City Bound - “I Wanna Get Drunk” (audio) (premiere)

New York’s Silver City Bound play a fun, eclectic brand of Americana that blends in folk, zydeco and a bit of indie rock. You

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Rabbit Wilde - ‘The Heartland’ (album stream) (premiere)

Straight out of the Pacific Northwest comes an exciting young string band, Rabbit Wilde, with their second album of rootsy, foot-tapping, hand-clapping folk music.

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Ben Rogers - “Wild Roses” (video) (premiere)

Canadian Ben Rogers has one of those treasured, whiskey-soaked, deep, rough voices that work so perfectly in country music and Americana.

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Penny and Sparrow - “Makeshift” (audio) (premiere)

Austin singer-songwriter duo Penny and Sparrow move from delicate folk to rough-edged Americana on their new album.

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Janiva Magness - “Love Wins Again” (audio) (premiere)

Janiva Magness has built a career on the intersections of genres, seamlessly blending blues, Americana, country, pop, and most importantly soul into her own unique sound.

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Shovels and Rope: Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1

Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1 features more imagination than most albums of original material.

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Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

On her superb new album, Lucinda Williams takes the wheel for a memory trip down Highway 20.

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