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Mark Erelli - “Analog Hero” (video) (premiere)

Mark Erelli's direct and seemingly simple style of writing and telling a story compares favorably to the work of Guy Clark.

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Levi Parham - “These American Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Levi Parham's freewheeling "These American Blues" and its false promises could stand as a rootsy election year anthem.

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9 May 2016 // 10:40 AM

David Nyro - “Violence of the Heart” (audio) (premiere)

Seattle singer-songwriter David Nyro writes bravely about matters of the heart in masterfully constructed and composed songs.

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Haroula Rose: Here the Blue River

Haroula Rose writes and sings about ways of escape on a record that doesn't offer easy answers but does give us hope.

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Jeremy Squires - “Carry You” (video) (premiere)

Imbued with ghosts and memories, Shadows delves deeper into Jeremy Squires' brand of mountain folk.

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:39 PM

Jared Deck - “Grace” (audio) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Jared Deck labels his music "Midamericana", a term which accurately describes his blend of Southern roots music, Americana, and heartland rock.

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Nate Currin - ‘The Madman and the Poet’ (album stream) (premiere)

Southern singer-songwriter Nate Currin writes poetic, plain-spoken, emotionally charged songs that are deeply affecting.

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12 Apr 2016 // 11:20 AM

Kyle Britton - “Villain” (audio) (premiere)

Indie folk singer-songwriter Kyle Britton writes about the dark depths of the soul in a compelling and self-confessional manner.

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Hayes Carll: Lovers and Leavers

Hayes Carll returns a bit wiser and in a pensive mood on Lovers and Leavers.

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Daniel Markham - “Disintegrator” (video) (premiere)

"I had a dream I wrote a song called 'Disintegrator' so I woke up and wrote a song called 'Disintegrator'" - Daniel Markham

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7 Apr 2016 // 10:38 AM

Clarence Bucaro - “Tragedy” (audio) (premiere)

Americana singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro's songs possess a craftsmanlike sophistication in their seeming simplicity and spareness.

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29 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

Paul Burch: Meridian Rising

In putting himself in the shoes of Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Burch delivers a compelling story-song set that ranks among some of his best work.

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Lust for Youth: Compassion

Lust for Youth's Compassion is danceable and hypnotizing, to the point where their songs' clichés of mystery and jealousy become erased in the trance.

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Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day

Parker Millsap’s smart musical choices and intense delivery here will bolster his reputation as one of the fresh young voices in the Americana genre.

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Sleep Talking: ‘Sleep With Me’ and Love in Generation X

A small and quiet film, Sleep With Me speaks to a margin of people who understand the difficulties of redressing issues that have carried over from their younger lives.

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2 Mar 2016 // 11:29 AM

Mark Edgar Stuart - “Don’t Blame Jesus” (audio) (premiere)

Memphis singer-songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart has written a humorous country/folk song look at the sad state of US political affairs in the age of Donald Trump.

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2 Mar 2016 // 3:10 AM

Carrie Rodriguez: Lola

The wondrous Lola is further proof Rodriguez can move the heart in any language.

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Greg Laswell: Everyone Thinks I Dodged a Bullet

Laswell’s sixth release for Vanguard gets off to a promising start with the title track, but quickly falls into a sequence of spurned-love put down songs that fail to make a significant emotional connection.

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29 Feb 2016 // 12:25 PM

Hero Fisher - “Breathe” (video) (premiere)

London's Hero Fisher sings in a deep voice, loaded with emotion and nuance.

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Foreigner Go Acoustic for Insightful American Songbook Set (Photos)

Exclusive photos from Foreigner's unplugged show at Lincoln Center.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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