Articles tagged turin, brakes, acoustic, movement, folk

26 Feb 2016 // 10:11 AM

Eli West - “You Asked Me To” (audio) (premiere)

Noted American roots artist Eli West creates an intriguing concept album based on the stories of his two grandfathers who were polar opposites.

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Bound to Meet the Devil: An Interview With Soul Singer Extraordinaire Julie Rhodes

Two years ago, Rhodes was working at an ice cream parlor. Now, she's on the verge of releasing her debut album, an 11-track opus of powerhouse Americana and blues with grit and political edge.

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Terri Binion - “Burden Song” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's Terri Binion is a singer-songwriters' singer-songwriter known for her meticulously crafted lyrics and consummate musicality

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23 Feb 2016 // 9:57 AM

Rocky Votolato - “Sawdust and Shavings” (video) (premiere)

Rocky Votolato follows his 2015 album, Hospital Handshakes, with a new EP, Sawdust and Shavings, as he heads out on tour in Europe.

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The Infamous Stringdusters: Ladies & Gentlemen

The popular newgrass outlet give the girls their time to shine.

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19 Feb 2016 // 10:30 AM

Solas - “As I Went Out Walking” (audio) (premiere)

Irish American roots music band Solas has been around for 20 years thrilling audiences with their forward-looking Irish music.

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Various Artists: Root Hog Or Die 100 Years 100 Songs: An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute

A vast and impressive collection of folk music, lovingly compiled by one of the best contemporary folklorists for the sake of one of the best of yesteryear.

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Rabbit Wilde - ‘The Heartland’ (album stream) (premiere)

Straight out of the Pacific Northwest comes an exciting young string band, Rabbit Wilde, with their second album of rootsy, foot-tapping, hand-clapping folk music.

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Marlon Williams: Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams' emotive debut is rife with a kind of learned authenticity rarely seen in the first full-length release of a singer-songwriter

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Penny and Sparrow - “Makeshift” (audio) (premiere)

Austin singer-songwriter duo Penny and Sparrow move from delicate folk to rough-edged Americana on their new album.

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10 Feb 2016 // 3:20 AM

Basia Bulat: Good Advice

If there's one thing that Good Advice shows most of all, it's Basia Bulat's flexibility as a songwriter. Her take on pop makes her emotive and multi-dimensional.

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Bert Jansch: Avocet (Special Edition)

To say Avocet is representative of Bert Jansch’s other work would be missing the mark because it’s so individual and unique.

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Ane Brun: When I’m Free

Ane Brun is capable of making strong records, maybe even great ones. But this isn't one of them.

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The Pines: Above the Prairie

The Pines give us a record that is artful and imaginative and in many ways defies easy classification. In others, it's pure joy Americana.

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2 Feb 2016 // 12:08 PM

The Currys - “If I Find It” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's the Currys prove that the most powerful musical harmonies often come from groups of family members.

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Cass McCombs: A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, ETC.

This sturdy collection of rarities provides a glimpse behind the curtain of McCombs’ prolific career.

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Last Call at Folk City with Dominic Chianese

As the MC at New York's leading folk music venue, Chianese introduced many of the era's best-known and most influential figures.

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Jeffrey Foucault: Salt As Wolves

Jeffrey Foucault never disappoints but especially not on this recording which finds him joined by former Morphine drummer Billy Conway, who co-produces with Foucault and guitarist Bo Ramsey.

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Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

There may be too many Doc Watson albums for one person to hear, but it is difficult to think of a more pleasurable musical experience. In the meantime, this concert from 2002 provides an excellent place to start.

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Judy Dyble: Anthology Part One

Judy Dyble sang with the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Giles, Giles Fripp. Then she disappeared...

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