Articles tagged bluegrass

Mandolin Orange - “Hard Travelin’” (audio) (premiere)

Mandolin Orange's “Hard Travelin’” is a delightful mix of Americana, bluegrass and country.

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O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor: Coming Home

A true family affair and a triumphant return home for bluegrass legend Mark O’Connor.

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The Stray Birds - “Sabrina” (audio) (premiere)

The Stray Birds make beautiful Americana music, a lush sound characterized by tight harmonies and all-encompassing instrumentation.

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National Park Radio - ‘The Great Divide’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Great Divide is dance music in its most traditionally American sense: this is the stuff you waltz to around a campfire with your sweetheart.

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Sara Watkins - “Young in All the Wrong Ways” (Singles Going Steady)

"Young in All the Wrong Ways" showcases Sara Watkins sinewy, up-from-the-toes wail and knack for writing songs suffused with heart-wrenching sincerity.

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Sara Watkins: Young in All the Wrong Ways

On her third solo release, Sara Watkins struggles to find a true sense of self following the end of a relationship, resulting in a multi-level transitional exercise in soul-baring and genre-hopping.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:10 AM

Elephant Revival: Petals

Following the departure of a prominent band member, Elephant Revival holds its own with a restructuring on Petals.

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14 Jun 2016 // 9:54 AM

Marley’s Ghost - “Prodigal Son” (audio) (premiere)

Americana band Marley’s Ghost is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with the new release The Woodstock Sessions, and we've got a track to whet your appetite.

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13 May 2016 // 11:48 AM

Sara Watkins - “Move Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Move Me" is a melodically ambitious roots-folk stomper that injects a singer-songwriter moodiness into the straightforward vigor of '60s rock 'n' roll.

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Al Scorch: Circle Round the Signs

Chicago-based and smarter than most, Al Scorch gives us a record that feels genuine, touching and wise.

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Josh Williams: Modern Day Man

Following a tumultuous road to recovery, Williams makes for a fine return to making country and bluegrass music.

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Country Fried Rock: Town Mountain Interview

Town Mountain rides the Southern Crescent all the way to Louisiana, making an album where award-winning bluegrass players boogie.

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Frank Solivan: Family, Friends and Heroes

The thematic connections between "Pretty Woman" and "Day Tripper" are probably accidental, but they work serendipitously as both are streetwalkers

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Soul Searching, Songwriting and Straight Up Hustling With Jim Lauderdale

It was a Sunday when Jim Lauderdale bumped into an old friend. Before he knew it it was Tuesday and he was on his way to making two new albums.

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10 Mar 2016 // 3:00 PM

Elephant Revival - Petals (audio) (premiere)

Colorado's Elephant Revival spring from a state full of amazing string bands and they are among the very finest.

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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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Michael Daves: Orchids and Violence

Bluegrass dances with grunge to mixed results.

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Left Coast Country - “Burnin’ Old Pictures of You” (audio) (premiere)

Portland's Left Coast Country specialize in new takes on classic bluegrass and burning up the stages with their energetic live performances.

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The Infamous Stringdusters: Ladies & Gentlemen

The popular newgrass outlet give the girls their time to shine.

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Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys: The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus

In 1971 the Clinch Mountain Boys recorded three albums. Boss Ralph Stanley appeared on two and two country/bluegrass upstarts got their careers underway.

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