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29 Sep 2016 // 9:15 AM

Johnnyswim - “Drunks” (audio) (premiere)

If "Drunks" is any indication, Americana/pop duo Johnnyswim has a thrilling new album, Georgica Pond, releasing on October 14th.

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Stewart Eastham - “Leavin’ By Sundown” (premiere)

Seeking to create an album of songs with a “head bobbin’ vibe”, the slow country churn of Stewart Eastham's latest single, "Leavin' By Sundown", fits that bill.

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20 Sep 2016 // 10:00 AM

Driftwood - “City Lights” (video) (premiere)

For "City Lights", Driftwood puts on their pop hat for a dose of meticulously made indie pop with killer hooks.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry: Shine a Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad

Bragg and Henry’s latest is a resounding statement on the foundation of one of the greatest achievements of American backbone.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Michael Rank: Red Hand

Porter and Dolly. Johnny and June. Gram and Emmylou. Michael Rank and Heather McIntire. This is not an overstatement.

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The Devil Makes Three: Redemption & Ruin

A collection of lived in and loved covers made undeniably their own. The Devil Makes Three wrestle hellfire and holiness each to a draw.

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20 Questions: The Devil Makes Three

They're the barn-burning Americana stalwarts, and to celebrate their latest floor-stomping album, Pete Bernhard plays PopMatters 20 Questions from the comfort of his bathtub.

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Petunia and the Vipers: Dead Bird on the Highway

The wild quintet fuses country, rock, Cajun, and jazz influences for a weird and wonderful collection.

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Jerry Castle: Not So Soft Landing…

The songwriting is sound and Castle himself proves authentic enough to be the only one to steer his tracks forward.

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8 Sep 2016 // 11:01 AM

Paul Cauthen - “My Gospel” (audio) (premiere)

Paul Cauthen delivers a wide range of songs that traverse country, rock, soul, gospel and folk all delivered with the passion of a true believer.

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The Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show Revue Thrills Tucson

Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show entertain Tucson as a conjoined entity with incredible Americana flair.

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Hard Working Americans Conjure Vintage Vibes at the Fillmore

The Fillmore is elevated into its higher realm as a transformative sonic temple of sound and light.

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1 Sep 2016 // 7:52 AM

Keeping It Real: An Interview with Lydia Loveless

"I don't think you can make very good art if you're not coming from an honest place."

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John Calvin Abney - “Goodbye Temporarily” (premiere)

Abney can put the lingering doubt of the instantly memorable "Goodbye Temporarily" to rest once Far Cries and Close Calls is released on September 23.

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Nathan Bowles: Whole & Cloven

With Whole & Cloven, Bowles's follow-up to his excellent, cohesive Nansemond, he pushes in a new direction, seeking out new ways to tie an album together, wondering whether or not the broken can still seem complete.

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Chris Stalcup and the Grange - “Get You Off My Mind” (premiere)

In a just world, Stalcup's name should be included amongst the new breed of artists including Isbell, Simpson and Stapleton who are marrying tradition and truth.

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Rocky Bottom - “American Dreams” (audio) (premiere)

From twangy civil war chimes to modern songs of protest, love, and sadness set across both acoustic and electric soundscapes, the American folk scene’s

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Paper Bird - “Make My Dreams Come True” (Hall & Oates Cover) (premiere)

Colorado's Paper Bird release a new album of sublime Americana crossed with rock 'n' roll, all produced by none other than John Oates.

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The New Oral History: Chris Shiflett and Steve Dawson’s Smart, Listenable Podcasts

There are more podcasts than you can shake a flash drive at these days. Though the number of 'casts that embrace Americana music is growing, these two stand out.

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23 Aug 2016 // 10:11 AM

Hollis Brown - “Don’t Want to Miss You” (premiere)

Hollis Brown releases a stunning new single, "Don't Want to Miss You", full of gorgeous country/soul stylings.

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