Articles tagged americana

21 May 2014 // 1:05 AM

Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea

With Wine Dark Sea Holland has put her own enduring stamp on American music.

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Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

For a genre that seems to be split between bubblegum and alternative, Sturgill Simpson is a breath of fresh air.

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Horseback: Piedmont Apocrypha

Music can rarely get more genuinely personal than this. But when it does, this is what it sounds like

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5 May 2014 // 10:03 AM

Collin Herring - ‘Some Knives’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter Collin Herring is back after a five-year absence with an exciting new album. Sometimes things really are worth the wait.

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Carly Ritter - “It Don’t Come Easy” (video) (Premiere) + Tour Dates

Tex Ritter's granddaughter Carly Ritter emerges as a promising young Americana artist with her self-titled debut from Vanguard Records.

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23 Apr 2014 // 1:04 AM

The Baseball Project: 3rd

The Baseball Project goes deep into the lore, heritage and shadows of the great American pastime -- and comes up with an awesome record.

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17 Apr 2014 // 1:05 AM

Rodney Crowell: Tarpaper Sky

With a recent Grammy in hand and momentum on his side, a Nashville legend returns to the studio with some old friends.

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21 Mar 2014 // 1:02 AM

Driftwood: Driftwood

Driftwood's latest self-titled album is an exciting collection of songs that defy genre classification.

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12 Mar 2014 // 10:39 AM

The Del McCoury Band - “Big Blue Raindrops” (video)

The Del McCoury Band, aka the best bluegrass band on the planet, stopped by the Washington DC studios of WAMU's Bluegrass Country this week to play "Big Blue Raindrops".

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Sturgill Simpson Releases New Single “Living the Dream” (stream)

Contemporary honky-tonk hero Sturgill Simpson follows 2013’s successful debut with a new single and a forthcoming album.

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Irene Kelley: Pennsylvania Coal

On her first album in more than a decade, the coal miner's granddaughter proves she's at her best when she pieces together her own story.

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Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.

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10 Feb 2014 // 2:05 AM

Jamestown Revival: Utah

Jamestown Revival turns out a collection of songs that truly lives up to the country-rock label, confidently toeing the line between genres.

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Parker Millsap: Parker Millsap

Road tunes and leavetakings are a fitting metaphorical trope for this album, because Millsap is clearly going places.

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The Farewell Drifters: Tomorrow Forever

While they are still extremely technical and carefully arranged, it’s nice to see the Farewell Drifters let go a little bit, pushing themselves in a few different directions.

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Now Hear This!: Parker Millsap - ‘Parker Millsap’ (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Parker Millsap's self-titled album, the latest from the wise-beyond-his-years 20-year-old Americana songwriter.

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The Devil Makes Three: I’m a Stranger Here

The Devil Makes Three make a great album of high energy Americana that's just about perfect for all the disappointed Avett Brothers fans out there.

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Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot

This box set complicates the myth of Woody Guthrie by laying out his songs written for government programs and the war effort, and presents him as a man working for other men, working for those that had not, while also turning his own trade into a job.

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24 Oct 2013 // 9:10 AM

Lydia Loveless to Release New EP ‘Boy Crazy’ (MP3) (Premiere)

We are pleased to announce that punky Americana siren Lydia Loveless is returning November 5th with the new EP Boy Crazy via Bloodshot Records. Get an early taste as we premiere the title track today.

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Amos Lee: Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song

This disc is much more rootsy than the Lee who made adult alternative rock when he first started out. Lee still may be on the Blue Note label, but this is Americana more than jazz.

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