Articles tagged country

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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Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano continues to confound expectations with yet another stylistic shift, this time into widescreen indie rock cut through with a cluttered, ramshackle charm.

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24 May 2017 // 8:38 AM

Jason Eady: Jason Eady

Jason Eady set out to make a simple sounding recording but it raises some unexpected emotional complexities that linger long after the songs have wound to a close.

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T Bone Burnett: Don’t Let the Form Distract You From the Content

Lloyd Sachs explores the life, times, and endless journeys of singer-songwriter-musician T Bone Burnett.

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Modern Mal - ‘The Misanthrope Family Album’ (album stream) (premiere)

Northern Michigan's Modern Mal crafts an intriguing album about love, family, and loss, while blending country sounds with noir, pysch, surf, and tropical sounds.

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Zac Brown Band: Welcome Home

The erstwhile country band returns to the style of their debut to explore their travels, where they make home, and taking the next steps forward.

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9 May 2017 // 11:47 AM

Chris Stapleton - “Broken Halos” (Singles Going Steady)

If we could get Chris Stapleton and Zakk Wylde to make an album together that might the ultimate.

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9 May 2017 // 7:55 AM

Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart

Southern Californian singer-songwriter returns with a solid set of somber and rockin’ tunes, but without the support his first record enjoyed in producer Ry Cooder.

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Tom Armstrong: The Sky Is an Empty Eye

Another worthwhile entry in Tompkins Square’s ongoing archeology of unheralded outsider artists, Armstrong’s catchy, new age-inflected playing offers solace for late nights.

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Sheldon Allman - A Modern Harmonic Industrial Film (premiere)

Sheldon Allman's quirky 1960 LP Folk Songs For the 21st Century is getting a re-issue on May 12th and today we premiere the documentary.

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Stagecoach Festival Proves It Rides in the Shadow of Coachella No More

Stagecoach has grown from a scrappy, smaller, countrified answer to Coachella when promoter Goldenvoice launched it in 2007 to what last year was the fifth-highest-grossing music festival of any kind.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Way Out West

Musical preservationist and staunch traditionalist Marty Stuart returns with his Fabulous Superlatives for a musical exploration of the myriad sounds and styles indicative of the mythic West.

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Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band: Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band

Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band also resembles records from the past because it is short, a mere 34 minutes in length. The good news about this is that it doesn’t need editing.

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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

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"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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