Articles tagged jazz|folk|singer-songwriter|roots|canadian

Lucky Chops - “Buyo” (video) (premiere)

Topped off with a ripping bari sax solo, "Buyo" is the kind of fiercely alive jazz which appeals to almost all music fans, regardless of jazz taste.

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Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers - “Over the Rise” (ft. Justin Vernon) (video) (premiere)

Bruce Hornsby's new song/video draws as much from the northern folk of Bon Iver as it does from the soul of deep Appalachia.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy: More Revery

Long out-of-print set from Bonny (no "Prince" and note the different spelling of Bonnie here) Billy resurfaces in expanded form. It's Will Oldham sounding ferocious and loud. A welcome return.

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Deepakalypse - “Dim Sum” (audio) (premiere)

There are a lot of different ways folk and punk can cross, and Deepakalypse’s method of crossing the two merges them on the troubador plane.

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The Devil Makes Three - “Drunken Hearted Man” (Singles Going Steady)

The first single from the Devil Makes Three's upcoming covers album is fast and upbeat while being lyrically really dark.

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21 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Pete Seeger: Pete-Pak

A compelling example of Pete Seeger's artistry and character, in both audio and video form.

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Sarah Jarosz: Undercurrent

The atmospherics are rich on Undercurrent. Even when Sarah Jarosz just sings the mundane language of ordinary conversations, her words suggest that much more is meant than is said.

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Nathan Bell - “I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love” (video) (premiere)

Nathan Bell's mellow, world-weary folk music chronicles the endless grind of all shades of the working person in America.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Robert Ellis: Robert Ellis

The fourth album from the New York based songwriter reaches beyond a singular style or genre to showcase a growing talent.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:10 AM

Elephant Revival: Petals

Following the departure of a prominent band member, Elephant Revival holds its own with a restructuring on Petals.

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Austin Lucas: Between the Moon and the Midwest

Between the Moon and the Midwest is a collection of tales told by those with broken hearts and proud souls.

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10 Jun 2016 // 11:30 AM

Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever” (Singles Going Steady)

"Whatever, Wherever" is a stripped-down acoustic paean to the selflessness of love.

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Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison: In Movement

One of the best jazz drummers teams up with the sons of one of the best saxophonists and bassists and delivers one of the best albums of the year, jazz or otherwise.

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Paul Simon: Stranger to Stranger

God, wristbands and swear words: Paul Simon's latest reminds us why he's so essential.

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Wes Montgomery: One Night in Indy

Previously unknown and unreleased live recording of Wes Montgomery with the Eddie Higgins Trio provides a fine view of both artists in their prime.

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Steve Gunn: Eyes on the Lines

On his latest solo release, Steve Gunn creates a soundtrack for the wandering soul.

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On My Own Planet: An Interview With Musical Chameleon Petra Haden

Haden has played with the Decemberists, Iggy Pop, Paul Motian, and others. The ubiquitous, multi-talented artist shares her ideas on, well, almost everything.

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1 Jun 2016 // 9:48 AM

John Grant - “Voodoo Doll” (Singles Going Steady)

"Voodoo Doll" is an absurdist freak-pop hymn layered with cheesy sci-fi synthesizers, electro bass-pulses, and a thoroughly bizarre romantic sensibility.

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Almut Kühne / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann: Marbrakeys / Geode

Restless reed musician Gebhard Ullmann offers up two albums that reflect his never-ending search for new sounds and contexts.

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31 May 2016 // 7:44 AM

Fool’s Gold: An Interview with Jameszoo

Working with jazz legends. Building a chicken coop in your house. Signing to Flying Lotus' record label. All in a day's work for Jameszoo.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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