Articles tagged roots music

Lost Bayou Ramblers - “Allons a Lafayette” (video) (premiere)

Lost Bayou Ramblers keep Cajun traditions alive on their new video for "Allons a Lafayette" as well as a new album, Kalenda, releasing 29 September.

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Various Artists: American Epic - The Collection

Think of American Epic: The Collection as a newly definitive survey that captures the fullness of rural American music recorded during the 1920s.

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10 Jul 2017 // 8:39 AM

20 Questions: Kasey Chambers

Australia's country great Kasey Chambers embraced her ambition on a new double-album, but still wants to be remembered as "being real in a very fake world."

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20 Jun 2017 // 8:46 AM

For Amy Black, Better Late Than Never

Amy Black is an inspiration for artistic late bloomers.

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‘American Epic’ on PBS Explores Radio’s Effect on the Record Business in Mid-1920s

“Radio did ruin the record business at that time [mid-1920s], because people could now get music for free,” says producer T Bone Burnett.

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Jake La Botz - “Hobo on a Passenger Train” (audio) (premiere)

Jake La Botz offers up his latest single from one of the year's best Americana albums, Sunnyside.

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Amy Black - “The Blackest Cloud” (video) (premiere)

In which Nashville's Amy Black travels to Memphis to immerse herself in the steamy, horn-driven soul and gritty blues of the city's musical scene.

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Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms - “Innocent Road” (premiere)

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms meld together as a duo with the same naturalness as Chris and Morgane Stapleton.

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8 Sep 2016 // 11:01 AM

Paul Cauthen - “My Gospel” (audio) (premiere)

Paul Cauthen delivers a wide range of songs that traverse country, rock, soul, gospel and folk all delivered with the passion of a true believer.

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The New Oral History: Chris Shiflett and Steve Dawson’s Smart, Listenable Podcasts

There are more podcasts than you can shake a flash drive at these days. Though the number of 'casts that embrace Americana music is growing, these two stand out.

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23 Aug 2016 // 10:11 AM

Hollis Brown - “Don’t Want to Miss You” (premiere)

Hollis Brown releases a stunning new single, "Don't Want to Miss You", full of gorgeous country/soul stylings.

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Moreland & Arbuckle: Promised Land or Bust

Blessed with an independent spirit and clear vision, Moreland & Arbuckle continues to walk the thin line between tradition and something yet to be defined.

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Lincoln Durham: Revelations of a Mind Unraveling

Touched by the Southern gothic as well as the big city idea of it, Lincoln Durham proves himself ready for wider attention on this latest and greatest.

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26 Feb 2016 // 10:11 AM

Eli West - “You Asked Me To” (audio) (premiere)

Noted American roots artist Eli West creates an intriguing concept album based on the stories of his two grandfathers who were polar opposites.

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The Whistles & the Bells - “Cosmic Torpedoes” (video) (premiere)

Cadillac Sky's Bryan Simpson steps out into a new world with the Whistles & the Bells.

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Various Artists: Root Hog Or Die 100 Years 100 Songs: An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute

A vast and impressive collection of folk music, lovingly compiled by one of the best contemporary folklorists for the sake of one of the best of yesteryear.

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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - ‘The Hazel and Alice Sessions’ (album stream) (premiere)

Bluegrass fiddler extraordinaire Laurie Lewis returns with a new album tribute to two seminal female figures in bluegrass, Alice Gerrard and Hazel Dickens.

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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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Woody Pines - “Little Stella Blue” (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville troubadour Woody Pines' "Little Stella Blue" is a touching tribute to his niece, the titular Stella, who battled a rare form of cancer at a young age.

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At a dreary March gig one Wednesday night in the Catskills, the Bones of JR Jones performed for five people. What could have been his worst gig of the year turned into the one where he met a benefactor who funded his first album.

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

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"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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