Eilen Jewell talks about her new single, new album, and politics. The more they try to shut me up and say, 'Just sing your songs, I don't want to hear about your politics,' the more I think, 'Well, I guess I should include my politics in more songs.' Whenever somebody tells me I can't do something, that's what I become interested in doing."
Aaron Lee Tasjan talks about producing Drivin N Cryin and recognizing the importance of Kevn Kinney's lyrics: "There were a few lines that jumped out and said, 'Kevn's singing about something super-personal right now.' As soon as I realized that, I said, 'My approach has to be that people can hear and understand what he's saying clearly.'"
South Carolina Americana duo Shovels & Rope discuss their superb new release, By Blood, and its ongoing evolution: "We always knew there were going to be less banjos, less mandolins, more weird things."