Skyway Man’s Flight of the Long Distance Healer settles into a solid retro-pop vibe full of brightness and melody, but some of it disappears into stargazing.
Mikaela Davis builds her latest LP as a progression, moving further into rock territory as if demonstrating across an album the fluidity of genre and her art.
Willie Nelson’s Bluegrass marks a time to relax, enjoy what we have, and settle in with something nice and easy, and it’s none the worse for knowing what it is.
Hiss Golden Messenger’s Jump for Joy switches up the mood considerably, offering a bouncy set of tracks of youthful enthusiasm and maturing gratitude.
Country’s Erin Viancourt knows how to be delicate and rock without overdoing any moment, with a deft touch and consideration of phrasing defining each song.
Americana’s Molly Tuttle keeps the energy as high as always. Crooked Tree might have felt like a peak, but with City of Gold, Tuttle continues her ascent.
More Photographs has its moments, and for anyone wanting to explore old photos, memory, and mortality with Kevin Morby, it broadens the thinking.
The Black Watch’s John Andrew Fredrick: “I never wanted to be famous. I never wanted to be rich. I’ve succeeded in never being either one of those. I’m a rousing success!”
A Certain Ratio have always been willing to fiddle with their sound. That they do so in 1982 doesn’t surprise and fits with their rejuvenation in the 2020s.