Aoife O’Donovan’s Age of Apathy is lushly layered and sophisticated. Its connections to contemporary jazz and even classical music are clearly evident.
Our lives are full of Ghost Stories, and the Whitmore Sisters’ “blood harmonies” are the spirits that express the deep connections we share with each other.
Halifax folk duo, the Bombadils feature picturesque songwriting and instrumentation. “Losing Track of Time” is a dreamy song exemplifying these strengths.
North Mississippi Allstars have a new album on tap in Set Sail, and they team with Stax legend William Bell for their latest single, “Never Want to Be Kissed”.
Punch Brothers interpret bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice’s 1983 brilliant album, Church Street Blues. It’s a fascinating project and a rewarding listen.
Americana’s Jamestown Revival get back to their roots for a sublime, all-acoustic album that offers keen insights into everyday life.
Canadian bluegrass band, the Dead South turn “You Are My Sunshine” into a mournful ode and “People Are Strange” into a science fiction fantasy.
West Virginia’s Sierra Ferrell has found a temporary home in Nashville as an artist who makes old-timey country sound new, but she isn’t ready to stop there.
Country artist Victoria Bailey takes the reins as “Rider in the Rain” through her interpretation of the Randy Newman tune.