Articles tagged country

Evening Bell - “Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers” (audio) (premiere)

“Dead End Friends & Fair Weather Lovers” is all Spaghetti Western, dust swirling around distorted amps and muted slide guitar.

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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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Stewart Eastham - “In the Morning” (audio) (premiere)

Rather than the tortured wanderings of rural America, "In the Morning" is a brief respite from the trials those entails, an acknowledgment that, no matter what, we can always dance.

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley - ‘The Country Blues’ (album stream) (premiere)

Virtuosic country duo Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are ready to thrill audiences with their new LP The Country Blues.

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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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Elizabeth Cook: Exodus of Venus

It takes more than “balls”, as Cook used to sing, to get through life. Being tough is not enough.

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24 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Luke Bell: Luke Bell

Luke Bell's debut handily assists in saving country music.

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For The Time Being: Robbie Fulks Reflects on His Rural Heritage With ‘Upland Stories’

For a moment Robbie Fulks worried that he'd gone to the well of southern life one too many times. Then he decided to embrace the kind of music and stories he loves best. The result? A new career high with the album Upland Stories.

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10 Jun 2016 // 10:10 AM

Jerry Castle - “She Kills” (video) (premiere)

Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Castle has taken a novel route to mental enhancement as a means of sparking creativity. He’s not talking about cannabis, but

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Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone - “Hounds of the Bakersfield” (audio) (premiere)

Commander Cody legend Bill Kirchen and pub rock master Austin de Lone unite for an exciting new Americana album, Transatlanticana.

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley - “Leave My Woman Alone” (audio) (premiere)

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley can seriously burn up the fretboard with some of the most amazing country playing you'll hear anywhere.

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Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen - “West Texas Rain” (audio) (premiere)

Texas singer-songwriters Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen are releasing a stellar live acoustic album Watch This on June 3rd.

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Western Centuries - “Hallucinations” (audio) (premiere)

Seattle's Western Centuries keep the fire alight for real honest to goodness honky tonk country music.

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20 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Keith Urban: Ripcord

Keith Urban is a 48-year-old student of the game (popular music). This album is his playground. He’s trying out various things -- adapting -- while staying very much the same.

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19 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Terry Allen: Juarez

Forty-plus years later this little-known Terry Allen album deserves a larger audience, a new and much bigger set of listeners to puzzle over this eccentric classic.

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18 May 2016 // 2:12 PM

The Last Gunfighter: Songwriter Guy Clark Passes Away at 74

The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.

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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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Darrell Scott: Couchville Sessions

As a preservationist, Scott understands how to treasure resources.

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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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6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results.

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