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The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana.

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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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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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Bonnie Bishop - “Mercy” (audio) (premiere)

The gentle grooves of Bonnie Bishop's music and her gorgeous vocals remind one of Dusty Springfield at her best as you'll hear on the new single "Mercy".

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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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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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26 Apr 2016 // 10:01 AM

Greyhounds - ‘Change of Pace’ (album stream) (premiere)

Austin's funky duo of Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube -- aka Greyhounds -- have their sophomore album Change of Pace releasing this Friday.

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Wild Ponies - “Graveyard Train” (audio) (premiere)

East Nashville's Wild Ponies are a rockin' Americana band with one hell of a lead singer.

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Yarn - “Now You’re Gone” (audio) (premiere)

Yarn offers up a great Americana song with killer riffs as they ruminate on the end of relationships.

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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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The Lumineers: Cleopatra

The trio’s three year hiatus complimented their songwriting, but their recent effort to provide less singalongs and more authenticity feels too tempered.

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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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Keb’ Mo’: That Hot Pink Blues Album

Hot Pink essentially proves that all Keb' Mo' albums should be live albums.

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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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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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Gabe Dixon - ‘Turns to Gold’ (album stream) (premiere)

Fast forward to 2016 and Gabe Dixon is a solo artist with a hot new sophomore solo Americana record, Turns to Gold, releasing Friday.

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4 Apr 2016 // 1:00 PM

Lucinda Williams Is Not Afraid to Explore Uncomfortable Spaces

“My writing reflects how I’m feeling at any given time,” Williams says. “Now that I’m older, I’ve suffered those losses and my songs are going to reflect that.”

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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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Lincoln Durham - ‘Revelations of a Mind Unraveling’ (album stream) (premiere)

One-man Americana band Lincoln Durham sings and plays a mixed up gumbo of Southern roots music genres that crackle and pop with passion and intensity.

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Lincoln Durham: Revelations of a Mind Unraveling

Touched by the Southern gothic as well as the big city idea of it, Lincoln Durham proves himself ready for wider attention on this latest and greatest.

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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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