Articles tagged folk

L’anarchiste - “You Were a Saint” (video) (premiere)

The Salt Lake City band get elemental in their fiery new video.

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Swaying Wires - “Nowhere” (audio) (premiere)

The Finnish band puts their own unique spin on Americana.

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Barrule - “Fir-Hammag Yioogh (High Net Worth Individuals)” (audio) (premiere)

The band from the Isle of Man delves into the island's rich heritage on this new track.

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7 Dec 2015 // 3:02 AM

Ana Egge: Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow is so instantly engaging, it makes an immediate impression well before the final song fades away.

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The Wainwright Sisters: Songs in the Dark

The two sisters did not grow up together, but share an affinity in both their professed gloomy attitudes towards life and their tastes for seemingly somber music.

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The Ludlow Thieves - “Sing Me Back” (audio) (premiere)

The New York City roots band channel Midwestern gospel on the title track from their new EP.

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1 Dec 2015 // 3:02 AM

Shawn Colvin: Uncovered

Given that it’s been 21 years since the release of Cover Girl, Uncovered could be considered a sequel of sorts.

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Daniel Martin Moore: Golden Age

Golden Age brings all Moore's previous, disparate sounds together, but in the mixing creates yet another new direction.

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The Battlefield- “Last Train Home” (audio) (premiere)

The Americana trio returns with the sweetest new Christmas song you'll hear this year.

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The White Buffalo - “Go the Distance” (video) (premiere)

Jake Smith and friends perform an exclusive live session for a TV special.

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Ian Fisher - “Nero” (video) (premiere)

The American expatriate writes Americana with a European perspective, which his wonderful new video illustrates.

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Ben Caplan: Birds with Broken Wings

Ben Caplan embraces the jocular with a vaudeville resurrection.

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Red Moon Road - “Seasons (Feat. the Fretless)” (audio) (premiere)

The Winnipeg folk/roots trio return with a sublime new track.

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Nathaniel Talbot: Swamp Rose and Honeysuckle Vine

Talbot represents organic folk that's closer to the truth than umpteen fellow artists' assorted endeavors.

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The Mastersons - “This Holiday’s No Holiday (Without You)” (audio) (premiere)

Wit, melancholy, and romance highlight this sweet seasonal track by the Americana duo.

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Tracy Chapman: Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is a worthy endeavor. It’s nice to revisit these songs in a bit of a different context, and if it brings more people to explore Tracy Chapman’s excellent body of work, then it’s a success.

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Seryn - “Ivory Black” (video) (premiere)

The Texas band returns with a special live session performance of a new song.

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Sarah Dashew - “Roll Like a Wheel” (audio) (premiere)

Tejano, gospel, and West Coast pop converge on the title track from Dashew's new album.

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Various Artists: Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records

An absolutely definitive anthology of traditional American folk.

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12 Nov 2015 // 3:20 AM

Tigran Hamasyan: Luys i Luso

On his latest release, chameleonic pianist Tigran Hamasyan delivers a mesmeric set of Armenian sacred music infused with his idiosyncratic compositional approach.

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You Should Dance Like Gene Kelly Today

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"In the glut of new "holidates", April and May offer two holidays celebrating the millions who preserve and promote the art of dance

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