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10 Americana Fest Bands to Fall in Love With Right Now

In addition to well-established headliners, 10 up-and-coming artists stood out at the 2015 Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

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John Scofield: A Guitar Hero for Jazz and Beyond

John Scofield's new recording, Past Present, is a revival of his very best jazz group and an affirmation that pop joy can live inside of jazz.

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Moonsville Collective - “Blue Money Grove” (video) (premiere)

The LA band is all about chemistry, which you hear and see in their new video.

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Matt Nathanson: Show Me Your Fangs

Career-defining songs from a songwriter with an already-impressive track record. Prepare to hear plenty about this for some time to come.

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Eleni Mandell: Dark Lights Up

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eleni Mandel returns with yet another winning collection of jazz-tinged pop and impeccable lyricism.

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David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973)

David Bowie presents a lavish box set containing classic albums that have been carefully remastered for amazing sound clarity.

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6 Oct 2015 // 2:10 AM

Shawn Colvin: Uncovered

Colvin seems satisfied just to find material that lets her pass for the older but wiser girl. She’s no sheboopi.

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Mishka Shubaly - ‘Coward’s Path’ (album stream) (premiere)

Through great pain comes great art, as this brutally honest album proves.

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Turnpike Troubadours: Turnpike Troubadours

The red dirt stalwarts return with a rollicking collection of songs featuring a bigger, brawnier sound and further lyrical brilliance from Evan Felker.

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant unleashes a confrontational, unapologetic sensuality that is celebratory, but also tempered by melancholy.

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Wakey Wakey - “Adam & Eve” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter goes DIY on his charming new video.

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Marta Pacek - “Atheist Prayer” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter gets deep on this powerful track from her latest record.

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The Farwells - “Sugar Baby” (audio) (premiere)

The duo turn in a spellbinding rendition of an American folk classic.

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David Myles - ‘So Far, So Far’ (video) (premiere)

The Canadian folk singer performs his entire new album live in studio.

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Ted Z and the Wranglers - “Go Find Your Heaven” (audio) (premiere)

The California band is sure to appeal to Americana fans everywhere.

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Erroll Garner: The Complete Concert by the Sea

A touchstone record for mid-century jazz gets a second wind thanks to the discovery of an extra hour of music. That's right.

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MaryLeigh Roohan - ‘Living Alone’ (EP stream) (premiere)

In which the Americana singer-songwriter broadens her range, to marvellous effect.

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Jono McCleery - “Halfway” (audio) (premiere)

The latest track by Jono McCleery sounds accessible yet experimental, which is no easy task.

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3hattrio - “Get on the Bus” (audio) (premiere)

Cowboy poetry and desert-inspired music make this Utah band unique in the Americana scene.

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Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

So much of the dialogue in Didn’t He Ramble is filled with empathy and understanding, Hansard no longer lamenting heartache but encouraging the subject of his stories.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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