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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Thursday, December 4 2014

The Best Americana of 2014

If forced to define Americana, it's the one genre where honest craftsmanship is required, respected, and rewarded, something the best of 2014 lived up to.


Friday, November 21 2014

Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class

Angaleena Presley steps away from the Pistol Annies for a solo album that cements her status as country music's great moralist.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band - “Let’s Jump a Train” (audio) (Premiere)

A guitar-chugging good time, the latest tune by Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, "Let's Jump a Train", is a rollicking blend of vintage and contemporary blues and country influences.


Thursday, November 6 2014

Old Crow Medicine Show - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Neo-old-timey string band Old Crow Medicine Show released one of the best Americana albums of the year in Remedy.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Cold War Kids: Hold My Home

Upbeat performances and pop-rock confidence can't hide a severe lack of creativity on the Californian band's fifth album.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken

Plain Spoken's by-the-numbers approach to Americana kowtows to the idyllic Everyman version of Middle-American values.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

The Pine Hill Haints: The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints

The Pine Hill Haints supply antique sounds, modern attitude, and a good time all around.


Thursday, October 23 2014

Subverting the Rules: An Interview with Cory Branan

Cory Branan's brand of rocking country doesn't fit very well into music industry slots, but the Nashville-based songwriter is carving an idiosyncratic niche for himself regardless.


Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.


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The Fauntleroys: Below the Pink Pony EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
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Rodney Crowell: Tarpaper Sky (Reviews) [17.Apr.14]
Driftwood: Driftwood (Reviews) [21.Mar.14]
Irene Kelley: Pennsylvania Coal (Reviews) [12.Feb.14]
Jamestown Revival: Utah (Reviews) [10.Feb.14]
Parker Millsap: Parker Millsap (Reviews) [5.Feb.14]
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