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Rodney Crowell: Close Ties

On Close Ties, Crowell sees his own failures and acknowledges that he may not have changed as much as he should have.

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Peter Mulvey - ‘Are You Listening?’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey returns with a new album celebrating the theme of "listening" to one another. It's a timely and powerful message.

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21 Mar 2017 // 10:00 AM

Fleet Foxes - “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a band stepping out of its comfort zone and sounding so much better for it.

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21 Mar 2017 // 2:02 AM

Natalie Hemby: Puxico

In the case of Natalie Hemby, she takes an old trope in dedicating an album to a small town and making it new again, all by her own means.

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Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

Like all of Foster’s albums, this one contains a diverse selection of bluesy material with a folk-rock edge and a gospel bottom.

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John Moreland - “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” (Singles Going Steady)

This Oklahoma native is one of the finest voices in contemporary alternative-country.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator

Alyndra Segarra proves that moonlight and a bottle can function as well as the Bible for one looking for salvation.

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Hot Tuna Sizzles Back at Hallowed Ground in San Francisco

The melodic syncopation ideas are a big part of what made Jefferson Airplane stand out from the pack in the ‘60s and have continued to power Hot Tuna through the decades.

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6 Mar 2017 // 3:01 AM

Ryanhood: Yearbook

Hood and Green expertly weave pop-sensible tracks that ride the alternative folk wave straight into a medley of musical influences

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Courtney Granger Dives ‘Beneath Still Waters’

The Pine Leaf Boys Courtney Granger listened to his fans and trusted in his heroes for solo debut.

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Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Collecting Clark’s late-period songs and ending with a sprinkling of unreleased demos, this anthology is a reminder of what a singular songwriter he was.

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“I’m Just Bad-Assed”: An Interview with Delbert McClinton

Veteran singer-songwriter returns from heart surgery with a new label with a new career high in the form of Prick of the Litter.

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Shinyribs - “Trouble, Trouble” (video) (premiere)

Shinyribs go in for a little old-fashioned, joyful rock 'n' roll 'n' soul on their latest single "Trouble, Trouble".

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Valerie June: The Order of Time

Valerie June returns with a stirring journey through time and its impact on love and life.

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28 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Sturgill Simpson - “All Around You” (Singles Going Steady)

Just in case we weren't sure of Sturgill Simpson's stance on our current president, he makes it very clear here.

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The American West - “Roadsick Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Americana inspired by the life of a flax farmer.

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Drive-By Truckers Packed NYC’s Webster Hall (Photos + Tour Dates)

Drive-By Truckers gave a sold out capacity crowd a powerful two hour set filled with scuzzy guitars and deeply political rock.

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Beth Bombara - “Sweet Time” (audio) (premiere)

Beth Bombara has a knack for evoking potent emotions in her performances, and this much is evident in "Sweet Time".

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24 Feb 2017 // 3:02 AM

Travis Linville: Up Ahead

Up Ahead showcases a bright and deserving future for this up-and-comer.

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Scott H. Biram: The Bad Testament

Scott H. Biram is a filthy-ass peacock in full bloom on this record, kicking arse and not even bothering to take names.

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