Articles tagged folk rock

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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King Creosote: Astronaut Meets Appleman

Kenny Anderson, the mad pop genius behind the King Creosote moniker, begins his sixth decade of existence with this loosely cohesive, moderately trippy, and deeply enjoyable record.

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2 Nov 2016 // 10:50 AM

Ani DiFranco - “Play God” (Singles Going Steady)

The beauty of the song lies in its ability to act as a unifying rallying call while still being a memorable song in its own right.

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The Weirwolf Revisits Cowboy Roots in Marin County with Explosive Results

The new album is truly a throwback to Bob Weir’s roots, making “The Campfire Tour” a rare and special chance to see a rock legend turn the clock back to show his fans how it all started.

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The Head and the Heart Get to Both at the Fox Theater

Even without frontman Johnson, The Head and the Heart host a soaring communal sing-along worthy of the price of admission.

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19 Oct 2016 // 12:00 PM

Caetano Veloso and the Poetry of Protest

Veloso's revolution has always been one of color and light, pop and poetry, psychedelic experimentation and indigenous tradition.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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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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14 Oct 2016 // 9:08 AM

Kingsley Flood - ‘Another Other’ (album stream) (premiere)

Kingsley Flood is one of those bands that matter as they address race, identity and class issues in a serious way in their music.

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13 Oct 2016 // 10:36 AM

Joan Armatrading - “The Weakness in Me” (audio) (premiere)

British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading returns with a new live release, as well as music for a Shakespeare production in London.

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Bruce Springsteen Meets Fans and Chats ‘Born to Run’ in NYC (Video)

Promoting his memoir Born to Run, The Boss visited Barnes & Noble and an Apple Store in NYC where he sat for a chat.

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Todd Snider: Eastside Bulldog

Todd Snider conjures up partying alter ego to defend East Nashville and his love for small gigs and local music scenes.

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Dawes: We’re All Gonna Die

One-time folk rockers, Dawes are keen to do things differently on their newest record.

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3 Oct 2016 // 1:20 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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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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