Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Thursday, December 4 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 steps away from the Pistol Annies for a solo album that cements her status as country music's great moralist.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
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
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
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
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 supply antique sounds, modern attitude, and a good time all around.
Thursday, October 23 2014
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.
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.