Monday, August 16 2010
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 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.
Wednesday, October 22 2014
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.