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Songs of Water - ‘Stars and Dust’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The lush indie folk of the new album by North Carolina's Songs of Water, Stars and Dust, is an enveloping musical experience.

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Country Fried Rock: Great Peacock Interview

Great Peacock's Southern indie anthems make the headliners for whom they open nervous. When the warm-up act has the crowd singing along, you know this emerging band will fly far.

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Mark Olson: Good-bye Lizelle

Mark Olson and guests create a warm sonic atmosphere with an international flavour on Good-bye Lizelle.

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Chris Stapleton - “15 Years of Traveller” (video)

Chris Stapleton was formerly the lead singer and one of the primary songwriters for the superlative Nashville-based bluegrass band the SteelDrivers.

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP

Sometimes the most simple statement can sum up a career and all it entails. With the EP Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer, Old Crow Medicine Show have done just that.

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29 May 2015 // 2:10 AM

Kenny Knight: Crossroads

In this 1980 re-release, Knight reminds us of a folk era foregone.

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Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell continues refining her poetic lyricism and songcraft on her fifth studio LP.

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Jimmy LaFave: The Night Tribe

It’s to Jimmy LaFave's credit that all his past accomplishments might just as easily be shuffled aside simply to accommodate a dedicated listen to The Night Tribe.

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Woody Pines - “Little Stella Blue” (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville troubadour Woody Pines' "Little Stella Blue" is a touching tribute to his niece, the titular Stella, who battled a rare form of cancer at a young age.

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The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey

Monterey is an earnest, serious collection of minimalist folk songs that only comes to life when the Milk Carton Kids liven up those songs through lyrics or tempo.

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Trout Steak Revival: Brighter Every Day

A wistful travelogue, Trout Steak Revival can book this trip as a successful blend somewhere between the sonic realm of "Randy McNally meets pie."

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Jeremy Loops: Trading Change

There's something for everyone in Trading Change, a record that altogether breaks down every conventional wall sustained by the music industry for the past several decades while maintaining a respect for the traditions of each.

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Country Fried Rock: Lilly Hiatt Interview

Lilly Hiatt may be John's daughter, but she's very much her own person. Her unique and quirky personality comes clearly through on her newest record, Royal Blue.

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Rhett Miller: The Traveler

Rhett Miller has spent much of his songwriting in tunnels. With The Traveler, he also has the sense to have light shine into them.

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14 May 2015 // 2:05 AM

Buxton: Half a Native

Houston-based Buxton alters the alt-country dynamic established with their first two albums.

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Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys: Ionia

Michigan-based four-piece Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys routinely mix roots, bluegrass and Americana influences into their own distinct sound on new album Ionia.

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Pine Hill Project - “Wichita (Gillian Welch cover)” (video) (Premiere)

Americana supergroup Pine Hill Project, helmed by Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, takes on a Gillian Welch song in their latest music video, "Wichita".

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Christian Lopez Band - ‘Onward’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The 19 year old Christian Lopez shows a stunning degree of songwriting sharpness on his Blaster Records debut, Onward, out next week.

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Country Fried Rock: Sam Lewis Interview

With a country soul voice complemented by some of Nashville's top session and touring players, Sam Lewis's original songs sparkle.

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Lyal Strickland: Balanced on Barbed Wire

Before long, Strickland may not be just the Ozarks’ storyteller, but America’s. Balanced on Barbed Wire, both in its production and moxie, represents a strong step in that direction.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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