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

Painting - “Inside a Cup / Unsure” (video) (premiere)

Jazz duo Painting teams up with filmmaker Hideki Shiota for an unsettling, stylish new video to the piece "Inside a Cup / Unsure".

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Eszter Balint - ‘Airless Midnight’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Eszter Balint's first album in more than a decade, while eclectic, retains a remarkable consistency throughout.

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Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk’s High-Water Mark

The Complete Riverside Recordings comprises 15 discs' worth of raw material to sift through, a formidable task with endless rewards.

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Ryan Montbleau: Growing Light

After a decade of touring together, Growing Light becomes the Ryan Montbleau band’s swan song, a fact attested to in the liner notes. If indeed that is the case, they’re exiting on what’s arguably their greatest work to date.

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Brian Landrus Trio: The Deep Below

Landrus can certainly play, but it's his full sensibilities that merit attention on his latest album.

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Good Old War: Broken Into Better Shape

Despite their seemingly inexplicable handle, Good Old War proves to be anything but belligerent.

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Malpas - “Where the River Runs” (video) (premiere)

This new British duo puts a unique, organic spin on the concept of "folktronica".

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n. Lannon - ‘Falling Inside’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The latest LP by n. Lannon (of Film School and Sacred Caves), Falling Inside, is anything but garden variety singer-songwriter fare.

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Fiddle & Banjo - “Red Rocking Chair” (audio) (premiere)

Fiddle & Banjo perform a stark cover of the old Appalachian folk tune “Red Rocking Chair”, featuring Joey Landreth on vocals.

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Chase Coy - ‘Youth’ (album stream)

The prolific 24 year-old singer songwriter returns with his fifth full-length.

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‘Capturing the White Buffalo: The Recording of an American Songwriter’, Part Two (video) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Jake Smith guides viewers through the songwriting process of his fifth album, Love & the Death of Damnation.

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Bean - “Wildfire (acoustic)” (video) (premiere)

The up-and-coming singer-songwriter Bean delivers an acoustic performance of her terrific new single, "Wildfire".

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Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band: Not That Kind of Girl

The fourth album from the neo-traditionalists finds them continuing to mine and hone their Celtic and bluegrass influences to appealing and dynamic effect.

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Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning

For Montgomery and those of the era, music was one of the dominant ways in which black Americans could show their pride and sense of accomplishment.

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Micky Blue - “Submarine” (video) (premiere)

Watch the dreamlike video for singer-songwriter Micky Blue's captivating new track, "Submarine".

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Rachel Mason - “The White Crow” (video) (Premiere)

The prolific performance artist Rachel Mason explores parallel lives in her ambitious rock opera, The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

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23 Jun 2015 // 9:30 AM

Country Fried Rock: Jacob Furr

After his young wife's death from a brain tumor, songwriter Jacob Furr hit the road of his native Texas for some windshield therapy.

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Caravan of Thieves - “I Got You” (video) (premiere)

The gypsy folk band's song "I Got You" is simple and charming, and the new video for the tune is equally so.

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Meditations in Sound: The Jazz Africana of Pharoah Sanders

Exploring the realms of African mysticism, Pharoah Sanders walks an extraordinary path through the hinterland of jazz music's otherworld.

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23 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Dave Douglas: High Risk

If there's truly any justice, High Risk will serve as a template for the future electro-jazz.

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