Articles tagged bluegrass

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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Sierra Hull: Weighted Mind

Sierra Hull comes into her own, perhaps a bit ironically, on an album that has much to do with doubt.

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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - ‘The Hazel and Alice Sessions’ (album stream) (premiere)

Bluegrass fiddler extraordinaire Laurie Lewis returns with a new album tribute to two seminal female figures in bluegrass, Alice Gerrard and Hazel Dickens.

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Alison Brown: The Song of the Banjo

The Song of the Banjo may be Alison Brown's most mainstream effort yet.

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Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

There may be too many Doc Watson albums for one person to hear, but it is difficult to think of a more pleasurable musical experience. In the meantime, this concert from 2002 provides an excellent place to start.

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The Punch Brothers: The Wireless

For those who like their music weird and impeccably performed on acoustic stringed instruments.

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16 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

Tim O’Brien: Pompadour

If there's one musician who can cover James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing” on banjo, it's Tim O'Brien.

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Various Artists: Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records

An absolutely definitive anthology of traditional American folk.

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10 String Symphony - “Oscar’s Verdict” (video) (premiere)

The story of Oscar Pistorius is transformed into a chilling modern murder ballad.

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