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Friday, April 24 2015

Pokey LaFarge: Something in the Water

The music sounds old, as if it was meant to be played on a 78 rpm turntable, but without the scratchiness.


Thursday, April 23 2015

John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat

John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.


Wednesday, April 22 2015

Chris Stapleton, Country’s ‘Baddest Voice’, Defies Categories

Chris Stapleton (formerly of the SteelDrivers) is readying the release of his debut solo album, Traveller, due May 4, and he’s continuing to swim against the country tide.


Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color

What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.


Tuesday, April 21 2015

The Honeycutters: Me Oh My

A tempest formed on a Thursday night, Me Oh My unfurls throughout the weekend, leaving nothing but wreckage come Sunday.


Country Fried Rock: Mic Harrison and the High Score

Knoxville, Tennessee country legend Con Hunley, collaborated with roots rock regional favorites, Mic Harrison and the High Score, on a special 7" for charity with Waynestock.


The Gibson Brothers: Brotherhood

Eric and Leigh Gibson continue to innovate with a collection of bluegrass covers dedicated to fellow bands of brothers.


Monday, April 20 2015

Bombadil: Hold On

Hold On is full of perky, precocious and thoroughly engaging intent, an album with a more experimental nature that doesn’t diminish ample accessibility. Consider it a must-hear, even if for its sheer ingenuity alone.


Wednesday, April 15 2015

The Last Tycoon - “Ballad of the Bloodstained Bible” (audio) (Premiere)

What happens when you buy a $50 dollar banjo off of Craigslist? If you're the Last Tycoon, you write an ominous tune in the vein of Tom Waits called "Ballad of the Bloodstained Bible".


Tuesday, April 14 2015

Country Fried Rock: James McMurtry Interview

Some people label James McMurtry a political songwriter; in his view, he's just an observer.


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Folk Family Revival: Water Walker (Reviews) [14.Apr.15]
April Verch: The Newpart (Capsule Reviews) [8.Apr.15]
Will Hoge: Small Town Dreams (Reviews) [6.Apr.15]
John Statz: Tulsa (Reviews) [25.Mar.15]
Allison Moorer: Down to Believing (Reviews) [20.Mar.15]
Amy Speace: That Kind of Girl (Reviews) [3.Mar.15]
Elana James: Black Beauty (Reviews) [26.Feb.15]
The Best Americana of 2014 (Features) [4.Dec.14]
John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
Ry Cooder: Soundtracks (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Field Report: Marigolden (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
The Fauntleroys: Below the Pink Pony EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm (Reviews) [7.Oct.14]
The Last Bison: VA (Reviews) [2.Oct.14]
John Fullbright: Songs (Reviews) [30.May.14]
Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea (Reviews) [21.May.14]
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