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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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Valerie June and Dan Zanes - “Take This Hammer” (audio) (premiere)

Dan Zanes teams up with Valerie June on the brilliant remake of a 1942 Lead Belly single.

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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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17 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

The Accidentals: Odyssey

The Accidentals deftly blend a mélange of musical influences on their major label debut.

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Christian Lopez - “1972” (audio) (premiere)

Americana/alt-country artist Christian Lopez sings an ode to his 1972 International Scout truck on the new single "1972".

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Tom Irwin - “If She Will” (audio) (premiere)

Tom Irwin's reflective, plaintive voice makes him an Americana up-and-comer to watch.

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The Yawpers - “Reunion” (video) (premiere)

Denver's the Yawpers impress on their new concept album and offer up a catchy, pop number in "Reunion" to conclude the affair.

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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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The Karpinka Brothers - “You Make It Look Easy” (audio) (premiere)

An infectiously positive track from the Saskatoon folk-rockers with a retro-styled backbeat to boot.

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Jason Wilber - ‘Reaction Time’ (album stream) (premiere)

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Jason Wilber takes listeners on a journey with the reflective Americana of Reaction Time.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 Hit All the Right Notes

A great weekend at Newport includes watching talented, diverse performers, participating in a protest song sing-along and maybe a lobster roll.

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers: No Glory

Praise the Lord: On their sophomore album, the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers dive deep into their bag of tricks for an eclectic mix of soul, gospel and Americana.

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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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Hayley Thompson-King - “Dopesick” (audio) (premiere)

Hayley Thompson-King offers up a searing and soulful Americana number born out of struggle.

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Jillette Johnson: All I Ever See in You Is Me

All I Ever See in You Is Me bares Johnson’s emotional depths within sonic simplicity, as she taps into self-possession and self-doubt without overburdening her classic sensibilities with the melodramatic.

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Susan Cattaneo - “Work Hard, Love Harder” (feat. the Bottle Rockets) (audio) (premiere)

Empowering "New England Americana" from the Boston singer-songwriter's upcoming two-disc effort.

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Jared & the Mill - “Ghosts” (video) (premiere)

Rising Arizonan folk-rockers Jared & the Mill make their mark at NYC's City Winery with "Ghosts".

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Jillette Johnson - ‘All I Ever See in You Is Me’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jillette Johnson is wowing the Nashville faithful with her sophisticated songwriting stylings. Settle in for a rewarding listen of her new album releasing Friday.

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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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How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

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"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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