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Thursday, April 16 2015

Seth Glier: If I Could Change One Thing

Seth Glier abstains from pretense and offers instead an album filled unbridled pop perfection.


Tuesday, April 14 2015

Sufjan Stevens Shone With Sorrowful Genius at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music

Stevens goes for a transformative, pensive, and atmospheric live presentation. Ultimately, that’s what makes his artistry so one-of-a-kind and invaluable.


Folk Family Revival: Water Walker

Americana's band of brothers expand their sonic horizons in Water Walker.


Thursday, April 9 2015

Eilen Jewell - “My Hometown” (audio) (Premiere)

The jazzy folk noir of "My Hometown" finds singer/songwriter Eilen Jewell paying tribute to her hometown of Boise, Idaho.


MilkDrive: Places You’ve Not Been

MilkDrive becomes an Americana band to watch with their genre-defying new release full of pop-ready jams.


Wednesday, April 8 2015

April Verch: The Newpart

All in all, The Newpart represents Verch in tip-top musical shape, albeit in ex post facto force.


Becca Stevens Band: Perfect Animal

Becca Stevens makes a giant leap into pop music complexity with her latest, an exhilaratingly fun listen.


Friday, April 3 2015

Mary Epworth - “Sweet Boy” (audio) (Premiere)

Mary Epworth may be English, but the gentle, vocal harmony-led tune "Sweet Boy" evokes American folk revival greats like Gillian Welch.


Ryley Walker: Primrose Green

A headphone trip for the ages, Primrose Green is a diaphanous tapestry that envelops our musical history.


Janet Devlin: Running with Scissors

An Irish singer-songwriter learns how the shine of her voice can transform angst into maturity.


Tom Brosseau: Perfect Abandon (Reviews) [31.Mar.15]
Laura Marling: Short Movie (Reviews) [26.Mar.15]
Amy Speace: That Kind of Girl (Reviews) [3.Mar.15]
Elana James: Black Beauty (Reviews) [26.Feb.15]
Sun Kil Moon: Third and Seneca EP (Reviews) [14.Jan.15]
Peter Rowan: Dharma Blues (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
Sam Amidon: Lily-O (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Ry Cooder: Soundtracks (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
Plug in Stereo: Plug in Stereo (Capsule Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Field Report: Marigolden (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Shawn William Clarke: William (Capsule Reviews) [2.Oct.14]
Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line (Reviews) [1.Apr.14]
The Newport Folk Festival Paradox (Features) [22.Aug.13]
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]
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