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Features

Wednesday, December 17 2008

The Best Americana Music of 2008

It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.


Sunday, March 23 2008

20 Questions: James McMurtry

Smart and aware, Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry shares some pointed observations about the world with PopMatters' 20 Questions.


Reviews

Tuesday, February 23 2010

James McMurtry: Live in Europe

James McMurtry's character-driven songs get a muscular workout on this live CD/DVD package which offers the first authorized footage of McMurtry in concert.


Sunday, June 8 2008

James McMurtry: Just Us Kids

There is just enough organic warmth here to make those who grimace at James McMurtry's grizzled vocals forgive him his sin of sounding like a Texas roughneck.


Monday, April 14 2008

James McMurtry: Just Us Kids

Call McMurtry’s music what you will, just don’t call it kids’ stuff.


Sunday, April 15 2007

Guy Clark: Americana Master Series: Best of the Sugar Hill Years

The experience of a good retrospective is like raiding an older sibling's record collection as a kid, one of the most time-honored entry points for discovering new old music.


Wednesday, September 7 2005

James McMurtry: Childish Things

The Texas troubadour adds a bit of panache and grace to the stories of the working class poor. America: the land of the free, where even working two jobs means one can only afford to sleep in the car.


News

Monday, June 16 2008

James McMurtry takes on politics on latest album

Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry swore he'd never pen a political tune. "I used to not like to hear other songwriters make a point politically," he


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