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Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

A sumptuous dive into classic country that's also an exploration of identity, growing and exploring the idea of self within the sentimentalized past and our social-media-driven present.

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“Feeling the Notes”: An Interview with Anderson East

With his album Delilahon the horizon, Anderson East talks with PopMatters about the lead single "Satisfy Me" and connecting in the Nashville music scene.

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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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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie

Comfort is the way here, but there’s also an ongoing obsession with age, the passing of time and the surprises that come with it.

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Cape Snow - “One More Time” (audio) (premiere)

Americana and '90s merge on a stunning new track by the cross-continental collective Cape Snow.

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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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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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The Textones: Midnight Mission, Cedar Creek

Although the Textones' two discs attracted only a passing glance originally, they’ve received belated recognition since.

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Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Jewell combines her thoughts on home (her own and the ones she's seen on her travels) into this sharply-observed set of songs.

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Edward David Anderson - “Jimmy & Bob & Jack” (audio) (Premiere)

The Backyard Tire Fire singer returns with a raucous new track from his forthcoming solo album.

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Kaia Kater - “Oh Darlin’” (audio) (Premiere)

The Toronto-based Americana artist Kaia Kater may only be 21 years of age, but her chops in the field of roots music show study and skill of someone far beyond her years.

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Joe Goodkin - “Dog and Cat” (video) (Premiere)

Joe Goodkin’s honest, unpretentious style shines through on his new video.

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Rocky Votolato and Chuck Ragan: Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit serves as a fine introduction for two artists clearly ready for prime time.

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Labor Against Waste

A new voice joins those of the masters before him on this album of spiritual travel and travail. A strong candidate for best folk album of the year.

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Christian Lopez Band: Onward

Onward is inoffensive, vivacious folk-rock that’s delightfully reflective of the shortcomings and hopes of a young man with the whole world ahead of him.

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Country Fried Rock: Folk Family Revival Interview (Podcast)

Folk Family Revival's three brothers and their buddy released Waterwalker, a giant leap into psychedelic rock for these folkies from Texas.

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Luke Winslow-King - “As April Is to May (Live at Lagunitas Couch Trippin’ SXSW)” (video) (Premiere)

Backed by a guitar-and-fiddle configuration, Luke Winslow-King gives his tune "As April Is to May" an Eastern European flavor for a session of Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ at this year's South by Southwest.

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Jackie Greene - “A Face Among the Crowd” + Father’s Day Playlist (audio) (Premiere)

Americana singer/songwriter Jackie Greene pays tribute to his late father on the tender and touching "A Face Among the Crowd", which also leads up a Father's Day playlist you can hear right here on PopMatters.

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The SteelDrivers: The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Two parts dark elegance and grit, the SteelDriver’s latest Muscle Shoals Recordings feels like a natural extension of their previous release, Hammer Down in a multitude of ways.

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Claire Holley: Time in the Middle

It takes only a perfunctory listen to Claire Holley’s new album Time in the Middle to recognize the hold that’s maintained on her music by her Mississippi roots.

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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