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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

Lines West - “Lover” (audio) (Premiere)

The simple alt-country of Lines West's music goes a long ways in softening the Connecticut band's intense lyrical explorations, as its new single "Lover" attests.


Tuesday, April 1 2014

Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line

For its first album in nine years, Nickel Creek tames down the displays of virtuosity that defined much of their previous albums, offering up a more pastoral take on their otherwise “newgrass" take on bluegrass.


Friday, October 25 2013

Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot

This box set complicates the myth of Woody Guthrie by laying out his songs written for government programs and the war effort, and presents him as a man working for other men, working for those that had not, while also turning his own trade into a job.


Monday, September 9 2013

What the Folk? When the Traditional Becomes the Counter-Culture

The question of the ubiquity of folk revival is different from how long it will last. Instead, we could be asking whether the Lumineers and Mumford can tear down the establishment when they're in the mainstream.


Monday, August 26 2013

Valerie June: Pushin’ Against a Stone

Singer/songwriter Valerie June breaks through capably on Pushin’ Against a Stone.


Thursday, August 22 2013

The Newport Folk Festival Paradox

We are all in this together, but now more than ever we are all hopelessly alone and apart. Three days of trading licks at Newport won't change anything, but in the words of Joe Fletcher, “Without Newport, what alternative is there? No folk at all?”


Sunday, June 23 2013

Amy Speace: How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat

With her latest effort, Amy Speace steps further away from electricity, focusing more on her storytelling prowess. The result, perhaps unsurprisingly, is beyond successful.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

Case Studies: This Is Another Life

Jesse Lortz is at his best when he assesses the damage, rather than splitting it sideways.


Thursday, May 30 2013

Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Marling explores the consequences of being emotionally remote on a brilliant, two-sided concept album about love, the devil, and the power of naïveté.


William Tyler: Impossible Truth (Reviews) [27.May.13]
Alessi’s Ark: The Still Life (Reviews) [8.May.13]
Iron and Wine: Ghost on Ghost (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
Laura Stevenson: Wheel (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
The Dear Hunter: Migrant (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
Dana Falconberry: Leelanau (Reviews) [25.Nov.12]
Baroness: Yellow & Green (Reviews) [16.Jul.12]
The Weather Station: All of It Was Mine (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.12]
Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP (Reviews) [9.Nov.11]
Marc Carroll: In Silence (Reviews) [8.Nov.11]
Brown Bird: Salt for Salt (Reviews) [2.Nov.11]
The Migrant: Amerika (Capsule Reviews) [26.Oct.11]
Frigg: Grannen (Reviews) [16.Oct.11]
Crooked Still: Friends of Fall EP (Capsule Reviews) [9.Oct.11]
Dala: Everyone is Someone (Reviews) [9.Oct.11]
Sills & Smith: Uncertain Vista (Capsule Reviews) [4.Oct.11]
Siskiyou: Keep Away the Dead (Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Krista Muir: Between Atoms (Capsule Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Opeth: Heritage (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Danny Schmidt: Man of Many Moons (Reviews) [28.Sep.11]
Mountain Man: Live at the Wiltern (Reviews) [26.Sep.11]
Big Harp: White Hat (Reviews) [12.Sep.11]
Chris Bathgate: Salt Year (Reviews) [28.Aug.11]
The Wyld Olde Souls: Ensoulment (Capsule Reviews) [7.Aug.11]
Daniel Isaiah: High Twilight (Capsule Reviews) [3.Aug.11]
Woods: Sun and Shade (Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up (Reviews) [30.Jun.11]
Peter Case: The Case Files (Reviews) [26.May.11]
Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Reviews) [2.May.11]
The Ash Lovelies: Ode to Arlington (Capsule Reviews) [20.Apr.11]
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