Articles tagged roots

3 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

HoneyHoney: 3

As evidenced by her authoritative drawl and smart sexuality, it is immediately clear Suzanne Santos is no damsel in distress.

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Ana Egge - “Bright Shadow” (audio) (premiere)

The North Dakota-raised singer-songwriter finds heart in the sparse arrangement on her endearing new track.

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Fantastic Negrito: Fantastic Negrito

The immediacy and disjointed nature seems fitting, in tune with Xavier Dphrepaulezz’s rebellious nature and his disregard for formulaic music.

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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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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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Pokey LaFarge: Something in the Water

New album from Midwest heroes Pokey LaFarge mines a rich seam of roots styles, on a record which is joyous, musically seamless, progressive, and celebratory all in one.

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Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys: Ionia

Michigan-based four-piece Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys routinely mix roots, bluegrass and Americana influences into their own distinct sound on new album Ionia.

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Dana Sipos - “Portraits” (audio) (Premiere)

The gorgeous nocturne "Portraits" is but one of many reasons to check out the new LP by Canadian roots musician Dana Sipos, Roll Up the Night Sky.

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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.

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13 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.

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Della Mae: This World Oft Can Be

This World Oft Can Be is the rarest kind of roots album: The past grounds it, but so too does the present, and the result illuminates both.

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The Dirt Daubers: Wake Up, Sinners

The bluegrass outfit, led by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman (and Kentucky colonel) J.D. Wilkes, offers up an express train of an album.

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The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.

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Various Artists: Living is Hard

Living is Hard is a compilation that deserved to be made, not only because the music is beautiful and worth hearing, but because it offers us a glance into the idea of continuity, of the flow of time.

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Cocoa Tea: Reggae Anthology: The Sweet Sound of Cocoa Tea

Two-disc retrospective of one of the most enduring and influential artists in reggae over the last 30 years.

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17 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

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25 May 2007 // 3:26 AM

Two DVDs out this month showcase just what it means to search for and celebrate one’s ancestors. In the documentary `Finding Oprah’s Roots:

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sean Jones: Roots

Superlative jazz trumpeter, sometimes with splendid saxophonist, but much of the time so very sanctified.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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