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27 Oct 2016 // 12:04 PM

Adrian + Meredith - “Bank” (Audio) (premiere)

East Nashville's Adrian + Meredith offer up more roots goodness with a compelling set of folk, old-time, swing jazz with a punk sneer and a good healthy dose of rock 'n' roll energy.

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Luke Winslow-King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

A break-up album that covers both a map of the heart and America’s musical heartland.

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25 Oct 2016 // 11:50 AM

Jackie Bristow - “Whistle Blowin’” (video) (premiere)

Jackie Bristow seems primed for success on the now global Americana scene with beautifully composed music and straight from the heart lyrics

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25 Oct 2016 // 10:35 AM

Grant-Lee Phillips - “Smoke and Sparks” (video) (premiere)

Grant-Lee Phillips releases a beautiful new video for The Narrows album highlight, "Smoke and Sparks".

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25 Oct 2016 // 2:19 AM

Conor Oberst: Ruminations

Conor Oberst's Ruminations finds the seasoned folk bard in a bare room with just his guitar, piano, and harmonica to keep him company

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Plugging In and Loosening Up: An Interview With Richard Shindell

Shindell is an influential figure in the Fast Folk genre, and with the release of his 10th album, spoke to PopMatters about the long and ultimately rewarding process of creating Careless.

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Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living.

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19 Oct 2016 // 12:00 PM

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Singing Their Way Across America

At stops along the way, Bragg and Henry hopped off the train long enough to quickly record classic acoustic songs in railroad stations and on train platforms.

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David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

On his 18th album, David Bromberg teaches a master-class not only in the history of blues-inflected Americana but also in how to keep that music alive and relevant.

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18 Oct 2016 // 10:30 AM

Crystal Fighters - “Lay Low” (audio) (premiere)

London's Crystal Fighters return with a new album Friday and share their new hit-bound, anthemic single "Lay Low".

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker: Overnight

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker breathe fresh air into classic folk sounds while also managing to travel beyond the characteristics of any one genre.

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Revolutionary Poet: Bob Dylan Upended Foundations of Pop With His Literate Lyrics

Bob Dylan opened the doors of what was possible in popular music with his 1965 single "Like a Rolling Stone".

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17 Oct 2016 // 10:30 AM

Piers Faccini - ‘I Dreamed an Island’ (album stream) (premiere)

World music master Piers Faccini couldn’t have picked a better time to release his new album, I Dreamed an Island, which celebrates cultural diversity

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Benoît Pioulard: The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter

After a stretch of largely wordless ambient releases, the Seattle dream-folk artist has formidable weight to get off his mind.

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13 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Luke Roberts: Sunlit Cross

On his third album, Roberts wrests songs of uncommon depth out of a simple indie-folk backdrop with amazing results.

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Luke Winslow-King - “No More Crying Today” (video) (premiere)

New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King returns with a new album of heart-felt Americana songs.

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7 Oct 2016 // 11:10 AM

Leonard Cohen - “You Want It Darker” (Singles Going Steady)

"You Want It Darker" is a compelling exploration into the unknown corners of the human soul.

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3 Oct 2016 // 12:00 PM

Cass McCombs - “Opposite House” (Singles Going Steady)

From the first rippling guitar riff, Cass McCombs promises something beautiful.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

Itasca: Open to Chance

With Open to Chance, Itasca vies for her own place within the Laurel Canyon sound, in the process proving herself a fine additional to the already stellar Paradise of Bachelors roster.

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Söndörgő: Live Wires

Five years of live performances fueled with tight, hypnotic energy and ready to turn all preconceived notions of Hungarian music upside-down.

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