Articles tagged singer-songwriter

Seasick Steve: Sonic Soul Surfer

Seasick Steve shows excellence while away from his comfort zone, but re-re-fried blues is a dead end.

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John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat

John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.

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Country Fried Rock: James McMurtry Interview

Some people label James McMurtry a political songwriter; in his view, he's just an observer.

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Lowland Hum - “Olivia” (video) (Premiere)

The husband and wife duo Lowland Hum type their heart's song on a typewriter in the new lyric video for "Olivia".

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Simon Joyner: Grass, Branch & Bone

Call this beautiful record what you will: late-night or rainy-day music. Whatever, it demands active listening.

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25 Mar 2015 // 1:04 AM

John Statz: Tulsa

Tulsa speaks to more than the desolate environs its sound sometimes suggests.

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James McMurtry and His Complicated Games

Americana legend James McMurtry is fiery, opinionated, and smart as a whip. His latest (accidental) endeavor: Occupy spokesman.

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Sun Kil Moon: Third and Seneca EP

Sun Kil Moon closed 2014 with a quiet and unassuming reissue.

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23 Oct 2014 // 1:20 AM

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.

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21 Oct 2014 // 1:04 AM

Oh Susanna: Namedropper

American-Canadian singer-songwriter Suzie Ungerleider ropes in other Canadian musicians to write songs for her to wildly varying results.

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2 Oct 2014 // 10:30 AM

Shawn William Clarke: William

There’s a lullaby feel to this disc, as it is so relaxed that some of the songs are on the verge of disappearing completely.

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Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.

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Megan Bonnell - “Off the World” (video) (Premiere)

Here's the new video by the singer/songwriter Megan Bonnell, the gorgeous, piano-driven ballad about the follies of love called "Off the World".

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5 May 2014 // 10:03 AM

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.

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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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Parker Millsap: Parker Millsap

Road tunes and leavetakings are a fitting metaphorical trope for this album, because Millsap is clearly going places.

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Paul Conrad - “Heresy Baby” (stream) (Premiere)

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Conrad constructs a full sound drawing from indie and classic rock, topped with a Thom Yorke-esque voice.

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21 Jul 2013 // 10:05 PM

Sara Hickman: Shine

Shine is a giddy collection of songs, but therein lies the biggest problem with the LP: it feels like a compilation.

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Mark Mulcahy: Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Freewheeling, insightful and damn catchy, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You more than conveys why Mulcahy is so revered by his songwriting peers.

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Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Marling explores the consequences of being emotionally remote on a brilliant, two-sided concept album about love, the devil, and the power of naïveté.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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