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Wednesday, July 18 2012

The Steeldrivers - “Can You Run” (2010)

Nashville's Steeldrivers create virtuostic songs focused on Southern life past and present.


Wednesday, February 22 2012

Americana May Be Country, But Country Is Rarely Americana

Like punk rock and heavy metal, country music has a formula and violating that formula is a kind of betrayal, a heresy for which one may not be forgiven. In Americana, such betrayals and unexpected turns are often welcomed.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Bear Cub: Always Be Down EP

The Always Be Down EP is a strong statement from a promising young band with a lot of stylistic influences.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams mines a dark musical vein and strikes gold with the most confident and consistent album of his career.


Sunday, October 9 2011

Crooked Still: Friends of Fall EP

Covers torn from other acts’ songbooks don’t generally sound as vital and vibrant as the arrangements Crooked Still gives to them.


Thursday, September 29 2011

The Dirt Daubers: Wake Up, Sinners

The bluegrass outfit, led by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman (and Kentucky colonel) J.D. Wilkes, offers up an express train of an album.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

Danny Schmidt: Man of Many Moons

Nocturnal and intimate album from the Austin based singer-songwriter.


Tuesday, September 20 2011

100 Monkeys: Liquid Zoo

The album's inconsistent, but 100 Monkeys have too much talent to go unrecognized.


Sunday, September 18 2011

The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.


Thursday, September 15 2011

Edwin McCain: Mercy Bound

The journeyman rock balladeer, who scored big with "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" in the late '90s, delivers his 10th album.


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