Americana’s Todd Snider delivers his story songs with gusto and tells his shaggy dog tales with mischievous glee on Live: Return of the Storyteller.
Kenny Roby has learned the more obvious facts of life are as byzantine as observing the world without filters. He sings these modest verities like he means them.
Veronica Stanton’s “I’m No Good” centers on mental health and healing. The Nashville songwriter reflects on her dreamy Americana tune.
T Bone Burnett, keyboardist Keefus Ciancia, and drummer Jay Bellerose create a dystopian vision of the future as the present on The Invisible Light: Spells.
Oh Me, Oh My reveals that Americana artist Forrest McCurren has a talent for writing catchy yet subtle songs about the human condition through the eyes of various narrators.
Americana’s Jim Lauderdale goes back to the 1960s with Game Changer, which he purposely created in the style of those twangy albums from the past.
James and the Shame’s Rhett McLaughlin discusses “Where We’re Going” and where he’s been with his wife, Jessie, as they team up on this warmhearted Americana duet.
Modern Folk One rings from serenely pastoral to shockingly different, making it a terrifically new twist to some sounds that are, on their own, not that surprising.
Emotionally Amanda Shires’ Take It Like a Man interlaces heartache and disappointment with the profoundly temporal joys of new beginnings and aches of desire.
Lera Lynn’s ability to balance some of her most personal lyrical matter with a newfound pop ebullience comes through resoundingly on Something More Than Love.