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, October 31 2013
In 1988, Lee Dorrian founded UK record label Rise Above. A quarter century later, the label is one of the ‘eavisest and ‘eartiest around, filled with as much tuning in and dropping out as doomy drop-tuning and whigging out.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
The Devil Makes Three make a great album of high energy Americana that's just about perfect for all the disappointed Avett Brothers fans out there.
Friday, October 25 2013
This box set complicates the myth of Woody Guthrie by laying out his songs written for government programs and the war effort, and presents him as a man working for other men, working for those that had not, while also turning his own trade into a job.
Thursday, October 24 2013
We are pleased to announce that punky Americana siren Lydia Loveless is returning November 5th with the new EP Boy Crazy via Bloodshot Records. Get an early taste as we premiere the title track today.
Wednesday, October 23 2013
This disc is much more rootsy than the Lee who made adult alternative rock when he first started out. Lee still may be on the Blue Note label, but this is Americana more than jazz.
Thursday, September 12 2013
In a time when musicians continue to struggle to find their footing in an uncertain market environment, few artists have managed to succeed in pursuing the independent path of Shelby Lynne. She talks to PopMatters about her acclaimed recent album, her upcoming tour, and so much more.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
Electric blues that's steeped further in the past than usual.
Monday, September 9 2013
The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart returns September 30th with his latest solo album, Lucky Numbers, the third record released by Stewart in the last three years.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Ages is a by-rote example of a group struggling to find its own identity by channeling its influences and winding up sounding more like a band playing covers rather than referencing their forbearers or offering homage