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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, 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.


Wednesday, October 22 2014

“Music Requires a Journey Out of You”: An Interview with John Cowan

New Grass Revival frontman John Cowan talks to PopMatters about the tricks of being a singing bass player, the new developments in folk music, and the career-spanning feel of his latest record, Sixty.


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