Articles tagged emmy the great, folk, fairy tales, acoustic

The Battlefield- “Last Train Home” (audio) (premiere)

The Americana trio returns with the sweetest new Christmas song you'll hear this year.

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The White Buffalo - “Go the Distance” (video) (premiere)

Jake Smith and friends perform an exclusive live session for a TV special.

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Ian Fisher - “Nero” (video) (premiere)

The American expatriate writes Americana with a European perspective, which his wonderful new video illustrates.

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Ben Caplan: Birds with Broken Wings

Ben Caplan embraces the jocular with a vaudeville resurrection.

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Red Moon Road - “Seasons (Feat. the Fretless)” (audio) (premiere)

The Winnipeg folk/roots trio return with a sublime new track.

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The Mastersons - “This Holiday’s No Holiday (Without You)” (audio) (premiere)

Wit, melancholy, and romance highlight this sweet seasonal track by the Americana duo.

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Tracy Chapman: Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is a worthy endeavor. It’s nice to revisit these songs in a bit of a different context, and if it brings more people to explore Tracy Chapman’s excellent body of work, then it’s a success.

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Seryn - “Ivory Black” (video) (premiere)

The Texas band returns with a special live session performance of a new song.

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Sarah Dashew - “Roll Like a Wheel” (audio) (premiere)

Tejano, gospel, and West Coast pop converge on the title track from Dashew's new album.

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Various Artists: Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records

An absolutely definitive anthology of traditional American folk.

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12 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Tigran Hamasyan: Luys i Luso

On his latest release, chameleonic pianist Tigran Hamasyan delivers a mesmeric set of Armenian sacred music infused with his idiosyncratic compositional approach.

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Phil Cook: Southland Mission

Southland Mission arrives fully-formed and bearing all indications that Cook was completely dedicated to his purpose.

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The Wainwright Sisters - “Lullaby” (audio) (premiere)

Sisters Martha and Lucy revisit a classic by their legendary dad.

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11 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Bert Jansch: Moonshine

Earth Recordings continues its excavation of Bert Jansch’s catalog, here reissuing 1973’s haunting Moonshine.

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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966

Bob Dylan opens the vault to his most important period, the golden age that produced his three greatest albums.

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10 Nov 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ruby Amanfu: Standing Still

Standing Still bleeds organic warmth—the kind sorely lacking from today's high-fructose musical fare.

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David Berkeley - “Wishing Well” (video) (premiere)

More than 900 watercolor paintings make up this wondrous new video.

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Chapin Sisters: Today’s Not Yesterday

Abigail and Lily refuse to shut up until all the whole world sings together in peace.

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9 Nov 2015 // 2:05 AM

Darlingside: Birds Say

Gloriously striking and serene, Birds Say demands attention from the first notes on.

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Angela Easterling - “Common Law Wife” (video) (premiere)

Angela Easterling's autobiographical song is full of charm, humor, and love.

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