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Thursday, December 20 2012

The Best Americana of 2012

Americana meant different things to different people this year, with revitalized legends and young traditionalists offering new visions of American music.

Sunday, September 23 2012

Forgetting the Roots: Does It Matter Who Makes Folk Music?

The authenticity trap: How did folk music end up in such a paradoxical place?

Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.

Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 2009

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.

Tuesday, December 15 2009

The Best Americana of 2009

This year saw a flood of plaid-shirted indie-roots bands building on the beardy throwbacks who gained country-rock traction in 2008. And while mainstream country music continued its evolution into '80s pop metal, plenty of roots acts turned the other direction with back-to-basics records.


Thursday, October 17 2013

The Avett Brothers: Magpie and the Dandelion

The Avetts return with their eighth album, a set of ringers, leftovers, sweet talking, and a live track for true believers.

Tuesday, September 11 2012

The Avett Brothers: The Carpenter

The Avett Brothers' second major label album subtly expands their sonic palette while they continue to write strong songs that are alternately introspective and raucous.

Thursday, August 16 2012

The Corduroy Road: Two-Step Silhouette

The Corduroy Road offer listeners a sometimes dark, sometimes somber ride through the American South.

Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Avett Brothers: 20 May 2011 - Houston, TX

Despite being able to draw audiences into 3,000 seat venues, The Avett Brothers still manage to capture a bit of the feeling of street buskers.

Sunday, June 5 2011

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: 29 April - 1 May 2011 - New Orleans

With one of the greatest convocations New Orleans has to offer, the first weekend of the 2011 Jazz & Heritage Fest provided everything from zydeco to Cajun to Americana – with a side of crawfish.


Wednesday, August 13 2014

The Avett Brothers Live at Red Rocks 2014 (video)

The Avett Brothers have released a video chronicling both the performance and behind-the-scenes experience of their three-day run at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Monday, June 16 2014

2014 Nelsonville Music Festival (photos)

The tenth annual Nelsonville Music Festival took place from May 29 to June 1.

Thursday, January 21 2010

The Avett Brothers and Heartless Bastards - Live on 'Austin City Limits' (video)

The Avett Brothers had a banner year in 2009, with their latest release, the Rick Rubin-produced I and Love and You, placing high on many year-end

Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Avett Brothers - "Slight Figure of Speech" (video)

I'm sure you've heard "Slight Figure of Speech", the latest single from the Avett Brothers, but have you seen the official video? Catch it now

Thursday, November 19 2009

The Avett Brothers - "Slight Figure of Speech" (video)

The Avett Brothers have been making the rounds to support their major label debut, and here they are again, hitting Fallon with "Slight Figure of


Wednesday, October 6 2010

The Avett Brothers heard banjo's siren call

With their banjo/guitar/stand-up bass lineup, earnest vocal harmonies, and back story growing up on a North Carolina farm, the Avett Brothers seem like

Wednesday, June 24 2009

After years as indie act, the Avett Brothers hit it bigger

For years, the Avett Brothers operated as a sort of rootsy, indie antiquity in motion. A banjo, stand-up bass and guitar outfit from the bluegrass-rich

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