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Lynn Miles: Fall For Beauty

Miles is a solid, dependable songstress, and if you are even remotely interested in what rootsy Americana by way of Canada sounds like, Fall For Beauty is an album, with a few flaws, worth checking out.

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Mt. Desolation: Mt. Desolation

Members of British pop/rock mainstays Keane take a break and decide to record a country album. What we get is mainly folk with hints of Britpop.

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Paper Aeroplanes: The Day We Ran Into the Sea

Paper Aeroplanes offers up cute, sunny, acoustically-strummed folksy country-pop with a Celtic tinge.

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The Spares: Everything Is Easy

Chicago-based Americana duo simultaneously succeed gloriously and fail miserably.

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18 Jan 2011 // 9:00 PM

Englishman: Englishman

The stunning beauty contained on this album is something to behold. Certainly one of the best albums of 2010, and I fear my simple words won't convey what I feel in my heart.

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Dharohar Project, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons: EP

A British musician sings a line, an Indian picks up the line and shoots it off into a Sufi-esque corkscrew.

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28 Nov 2010 // 8:57 PM

Indigo Girls: Holly Happy Days

Fear not, skeptics of holiday music: it gets better!

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The Giving Tree Band - “Circles” (video)

Emulating the heart of the Midwest, Americana darlings the Giving Tree Band combine pastoral, old-time indie-folk with heartfelt narrative lyrics. The band takes their rustic

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Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans: The Falcon Lake Incident

From the album cover depicting a starry night sky right down to the lyric sheet, there is an infatuation with the heavens that gives the record an underlying dreamy theme.

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Lake Street Dive: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.

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27 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Future Islands: Undressed

This acoustic EP highlights Future Islands' compositional chops, proving why they're one of the most exciting bands to come around in years.

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20 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

The Extra Lens: Undercard

Franklin Bruno proves himself an integral part of this collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

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14 Oct 2010 // 8:59 PM

Red Horse: Red Horse

The result comes off as a sort of mostly acoustic tapestry in which the trio takes turns singing and playing each other's music. Conceptually, this is a sweet idea. In practice, the three performers are not of equal talent.

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The Tallest Man on Earth + S. Carey: 27.Sep.2010 - New York

The Tallest Man on Earth, though solo, had no problems selling out Webster Hall Monday night or conveying complete control alone onstage.

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Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Round Here / Philophobia (Deluxe Reissues)

Arab Strap has their first two albums reissued and expanded, offering fans an opportunity to revisit the early work of the outstanding, and legendarily morbid, Scottish folk act.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk

The admission of more rawness, grit, earthiness, would have been welcome.

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24 Aug 2010 // 9:08 AM

Keegan DeWitt: Nothing Shows

DeWitt’s a talented songwriter, and so far he seems worthy of the Daytrotter brand.

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22 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

S. Carey: All We Grow

Bon Iver member S. Carey strikes out on his own, to interesting but mixed results.

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Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.

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Just a girl and her ukulele, Denver singer-songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich (aka - Danielle Anderson) has been generating support for her third album, Two

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