Articles tagged country

Eilen Jewell: Down Hearted Blues

Jewell and company offer pristine versions of wonderful blues tunes from America’s past.

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Chris Hillman: Bidin’ My Time

The former Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers member revisits classic musical pathways on the sturdy Americana release Bidin’ My Time, his first effort in more than ten years.

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Lilly Hiatt: Trinity Lane

She writes and sings in the first person about addictions, bad love and such in a voice scarred and innocent like a sinner reborn. Hallelujah!

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The Jerry Douglas Band: What If

Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas returns with a virtuosic septet in tow on the jaw-dropping, highly enjoyable What If.

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Conversation Peace: An Interview with Bruce Sudano

While "impostors to the throne" hold court, chart-topping songwriter Bruce Sudano searches for common sense and compassion on 21st Century World.

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Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet

Musicians and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer duet together for the first time on an album that strongly covers and links songs with ease and style.

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Sisters Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne Cover Favorite Songs on Their First Duet Album

“When I hear those modern country records on the mainstream radio, I hear such a cynicism and darkness, it’s depressing to me,” Moorer said.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard: Tell the Devil I’m Gettin’ There as Fast as I Can

Call him the people’s poet laureate of Texas. Ray Wylie Hubbard delivers another collection of spare, beautiful songs of grace and damnation.

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Kasey Chambers: Dragonfly

Australian roots artist Kasey Chambers creates a stunning statement, bold and big and essential, with Dragonfly.

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Eilen Jewell - “Down Hearted Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Americana's Eilen Jewell realizes a life long dream with her new blues album and a kicking title track.

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Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival - ‘Home’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival serve up rocking Southern musical melting pot on new album Home.

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Wild Ponies - “Sally Ann” (audio) (premiere)

Wild Ponies' "Sally Ann" is the rising roots band's rousing familial take on a bluegrass classic.

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Elvis Presley: A Boy From Tupelo

Hearing Elvis try out different sounds and search for the magic reveal how slippery the development of rock into a distinct genre was in the 1950s.

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The Steel Woods: Straw in the Wind

With their full-length debut, veterans of the Nashville circuit deliver a country/Southern rock hybrid for the ages.

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A Look Back but a Step Forward: An Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle has blazed his own trails but now, at 62, he reflects on fallen heroes, chance encounters, and how he'll always be a political rabble-rouser.

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10 Jul 2017 // 8:39 AM

20 Questions: Kasey Chambers

Australia's country great Kasey Chambers embraced her ambition on a new double-album, but still wants to be remembered as "being real in a very fake world."

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26 Jun 2017 // 7:15 AM

Billy Stoner: Billy Stoner

Lost outlaw country classic gets a second chance at the long-overdue critical praise it so richly deserves.

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Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 1

Although From a Room likely won’t sweep the CMAs as Traveller did, its refined craftsmanship hammers home Stapleton’s abilities as a singer and songwriter.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:20 AM

Glen Campbell: Adios

The incomparable singer and musician has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, and Adios is a fitting farewell from a multifaceted legend.

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Rhiannon Giddens Shares ‘Freedom Highway’ at American Songbook and on Tour

Rhiannon Giddens, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, brought her Freedom Highway tour to New York for a powerful show. The tour resumes next week and hits Newport Folk later this summer.

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