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Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller - “Roving Gambler” (audio) (premiere)

The West Virginia duo offer an authentic look at America's rich folk heritage on this cover.

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The Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY (Day Three)

It was a hot time in the old time tonight as Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, TWEEDY, and more put the cap on Louisville's riverfront festival.

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Watkins Family Hour: Watkins Family Hour

The long-running L.A. musical variety show yields a slight but enjoyable album without pretensions to being anything more than slight and enjoyable.

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Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen: Love & Life

Love & Life creates a continuous buzz that often translates into a very deep groove or the sound of a persistent rumble.

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Reservations - ‘Taking Time’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sumptuous debut album by the Austin trio shows remarkable maturity.

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Country Fried Rock: Justin Townes Earle Interview

When you are named for one of the most revered songwriters in American folk music, people expect you to either live up to the honor or crash and burn. Justin Townes Earle has done both in his lifetime.

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21 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Star Wars

Saying "What's more fun than a surprise?" Wilco drops their shortest, barest album in their career, and it feels fresh and new.

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JD & the Straight Shot - “Better Find a Church” (video) (premiere)

Produced by Rodney Crowell and featuring Nashville fiddler Erin Slaver duetting on vocals with James Dolan, this track is a pleasant surprise.

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FY5 - Finnders & Youngberg - “Back Door” (audio) (premiere)

There's old-timey, and then there's FY5, whose wonderful new track echoes a bygone era.

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T. Hardy Morris - “Drownin’ on a Mountaintop” (video) (premiere)

In which the Dead Confederate frontman mercilessly takes a shot at his critics.

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Country Fried Rock: The Mastersons

The Mastersons are much more than the opening act as they write songs for their own band and are sought-after writing partners and players for their friends and legends. Coming out from behind the scenes musically was a little more of a transition than they anticipated.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

This long awaited debut from the long-married duo mixes blues, country, and gospel traditions into one of the strongest Americana albums of the year.

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Cancellieri - “Education” (audio) (premiere)

Indie and Americana merge beautifully on the latest front he prolific singer-songwriter.

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Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free

While it doesn't quite have the thunderous impact of Southeastern, Something More Than Free confirms that Jason Isbell is a rare talent.

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Whitehorse - “Go It Alone” (Beck cover) (video) (premiere)

The Canadian duo turn in a charming rendition of a Beck favorite.

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Runner of the Woods - ‘Thirsty Valley’ (album stream) (premiere)

Nashville musician Nick Beaudoing explores his French-Canadian roots with his new band.

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Intimacy Between Two Voices: An Interview With Mandolin Orange

Discussing their latest album Such Jubilee, Mandolin Orange share insight into the inspiration of their melancholic songs.

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10 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Richard Buckner: The Hill

The Hill is an eerie concept, but as a piece of sepia-tinted folk art, it works remarkably well.

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The Shoe Birds: Southern Gothic

Mississipi band’s long-delayed debut doesn’t really take flight.

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9 Jul 2015 // 2:00 PM

Musician Jason Isbell: I’m ‘a lot more comfortable in my own skin’

Jason Isbell is releasing Something More Than Free, his fifth solo album since being ousted from stalwart country-rock unit the Drive-by Truckers in 2007.

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