Articles tagged folk rock

Beth Bombara - “Sweet Time” (audio) (premiere)

Beth Bombara has a knack for evoking potent emotions in her performances, and this much is evident in "Sweet Time".

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On a Long Drive: An Interview with Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den

Bear's Den's Andrew Davie spoke with PopMatters about the band's latest album Red Earth & Pouring Rain and touring life after a sold out show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. Photos included.

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The Wood Brothers: Live at the Barn

In the world of new live records, you could do far worse than Live at the Barn, but it would be quite the task for you to find far better.

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Katie Herzig - “I Want to Make You Proud” (video) (premiere)

Noted folk-pop songwriter Katie Herzig shares a rousing new anthem to celebrate the Women's March and democracy.

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16 Feb 2017 // 2:20 AM

Strand of Oaks: Hard Love

Timothy Showalter is Strand of Oaks, and his fourth album packs a heavier, more ambitious punch than anything he's attempted before.

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15 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Ryan Adams: Prisoner

On his 16th full-length studio release, Ryan Adams puts heartbreak and loss on display with a gorgeous, deep-winter "divorce album".

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Bic Runga: Close Your Eyes

Made up of ten dreamy covers and two dreamy originals, Bic Runga's latest is a gentle reminder of the versatility and skill of one of New Zealand's national treasures.

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8 Feb 2017 // 8:52 AM

Lowland Hum: Thin

Lowland Hum operate across their debut much like a quiet tempest.

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Steve Poltz - “Hey God, I’ll Trade You Donald Trump for Leonard Cohen” (premiere)

Americana singer-songwriter Steve Poltz has written the folk anthem that we need right now: "Hey God, I'll Trade You Donald Trump for Leonard Cohen". Indeed.

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20 Questions: The Accidentals

The 20-something renegades may be gearing up for a major label debut in 2017, but at the end of the day, they'll be good with some grilled goat cheese sandwiches.

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Father John Misty - “Pure Comedy” (The Film) (Singles Going Steady)

The clips of the songs are all the proof you need that Pure Comedy is going to be a groundbreaker and one of 2017's best albums.

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Bert Jansch: Living in the Shadows

A warm, intimate collection of late-period recordings from one of the great unsung heroes of folk music is now available in a lush boxed set.

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Neil Young: Peace Trail

Peace Trail offers Young's folkie assertiveness, but it could have benefited from more gestational time.

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The Band of Heathens: Duende

All in all, Duende goes down as the first notable Americana release of the New Year.

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John Renbourn and Wizz Jones: Joint Control

A series of low-key, intimate duets mark the first recorded pairing of guitarists John Renbourn and Wizz Jones as well as, sadly, the last recordings made by Renbourn.

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The Band of Heathens - “All I’m Asking” (audio) (premiere)

Americana's the Band of Heathens share a poppy new song "All I'm Asking" ahead of Duende releasing in January.

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Tim Buckley: Lady, Give Me Your Key

These previously unheard demos reveal the legendary cult artist searching for, and, for the most part, finding his voice.

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15 Nov 2016 // 1:00 PM

Okkervil River - “Call Yourself Renee” (Singles Going Steady)

The keys and strings may make for a beautiful autumn landscape, but enough is enough.

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15 Nov 2016 // 2:25 AM

Wolf People: Ruins

Britain's Wolf People get back to the earth with a heavy, fuzzy wallop of an album reaches into the past while carving out a sound of its own.

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All Acoustic Instruments and Kitchen Utensils: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band History With Jeff Hanna

With half a century of music and friendship, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues forward with Circlin' Back.

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