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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.


Friday, June 20 2014

Counterbalance: Jason Isbell’s ‘Southeastern’

You should know compared to people on a global scale our kind has had it relatively easy. Jason Isbell gets that -- and a lot more as well. His 2013 release is this week’s Counterbalance.


Wednesday, June 18 2014

Hook & Anchor - “Concerning Spectral Pinching” (audio) (Premiere)

"Concerning Spectral Pinching," one of the standout tracks off of the Portland, Oregon, folk and Americana group Hook & Anchor's self-titled debut, is available to stream exclusively at PopMatters.


Friday, May 30 2014

John Fullbright: Songs

Songs is not so much a veering departure as it is a deliberately studied variation on a theme.


Thursday, May 29 2014

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis: Our Year

Robison and Willis deliver the goods on Our Year, a beguiling mix of plain Western harmony and swampy groove.


Wednesday, May 21 2014

Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea

With Wine Dark Sea Holland has put her own enduring stamp on American music.


Tuesday, May 13 2014

Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

For a genre that seems to be split between bubblegum and alternative, Sturgill Simpson is a breath of fresh air.


Horseback: Piedmont Apocrypha

Music can rarely get more genuinely personal than this. But when it does, this is what it sounds like


Monday, May 5 2014

Collin Herring - ‘Some Knives’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter Collin Herring is back after a five-year absence with an exciting new album. Sometimes things really are worth the wait.


Wednesday, April 23 2014

Carly Ritter - “It Don’t Come Easy” (video) (Premiere) + Tour Dates

Tex Ritter's granddaughter Carly Ritter emerges as a promising young Americana artist with her self-titled debut from Vanguard Records.


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