Katie Crutchfield's latest as Waxahatchee is a high point in an already impressive career. Saint Cloud finds an artist operating at the top of her game to produce a thrilling and inspirational work.
"Twinkle Twinkle" sounds like the kind of song you blast on your drive through the Mojave – fuzzy guitars playing edgy psychedelia against Margo Price at her most devil-may-care.
"Gaslighter" works as an enthusiastic anthem to mark Dixie Chicks' return. The song is full of infectious pop hooks delivered loudly with a smile and a sneer.
Number seven marks the first appearance of a fellow we’ll be seeing a lot of, one Bob Dylan. He’s a poor fool in his prime on the 1966 opus Blonde on Blonde—Counterbalance has a listen.
On her first album in over a decade, Mandy Moore reclaims her voice and delivers an intimate portrait of adulthood with Silver Landings.
Legendary psychedelic soulman Swamp Dogg reinvents his aesthetic or perhaps pulls back the layers to expose what he's been all along on Sorry You Couldn't Make It.
Celebrated bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers collaborate with their hometown Asheville Symphony on a new collection that will appeal to longtime fans, as well as those who only know of the band through a banjo player named Steve Martin.
The world is unraveling around us. But Americana duo the Mastersons know better. It's human feelings that make living worthwhile, as they show on their new album, No Time for Love Songs.
For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured.
On her new single, "Thunder", Nashville's Chloe Kimes shares her musings on reinforcing one's inner strengths and reclaiming their personal narrative.
Cajun music legend and BeauSoleil founder Michael Doucet releases a video for "Water Water", recorded with his new adventurous, roots music quintet, Lâcher Prise.
Rockabilly queen Tami Neilson gets back to basics on her new LP, as she moves between country, gospel, and R&B. She also looks back on meeting one of the artists who shaped her life, Mavis Staples. "She radiates joy," says the singer.
Rockabilly singer Tami Neilson hosts a brief but potent party straight from New Zealand on her new album, Chickaboom!
Americana singer-songwriter Jen Starsinic gets confessional about depressions and anxiety her new single "Bad Actor".
Ahead of her new album Walking Proof, Americana's Lilly Hiatt shares "P-Town", where jangle and twang intermingle with loud, flesh-raising rock 'n' roll and lyrical forthrightness.
Texas country artist Terry Allen has a sinister sense of humor that he uses to lighten up Just Like Moby Dick and add emotional depth to seemingly innocent situations.
Americana artist Robert Vincent considers the human condition in 2020 on "Conundrum". "We are faced with a conundrum about whether or not to remain as consumers, and continually take from the world we live in, or to start looking after our planet."
Country-pop's Laura Oakes takes us into the all-too-familiar world of family dysfunction with her tongue-in-cheek new single, "Welcome to the Family".
Light in the Attic's Matt Sullivan discusses the legacy of the late L.A. singer-songwriter Jim Sullivan who set out for Nashville in 1975 and disappeared somewhere in New Mexico.
Lost Dog Street Band's Benjamin Tod Readies Release of Second Solo Album With "Saguaro's Flower" (premiere)
A Heart of Gold Is Hard to Find marks first effort Lost Dog Street Band's Benjamin Tod has recorded completely sober. "Every song on this album," he says, "is for someone." Hear "Saguaro's Flower" ahead of the 22 November record release.
New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Turner fuses elements of her classic sound on The New Wrong Way, which brings together country and rock with loving tributes to two musical giants.
Inspired by a friend, Sarah Peacock's "Lady MacGyver" is an empowering Americana anthem that celebrates self-made women.
Hardcore country artist, Pinto Bennett's new music video for "I Like Singin' the Blues in a Honky Tonk Song" provides a snapshot of the country icon in his natural habitat, performing amidst family and friends.
Stony Plain Records rounds up lost tapes from Canadian country/folk legends Ian and Sylvia Tyson performing as Great Speckled Bird in 1969. It was a very good discovery, indeed.
Lee Hazlewood guru Hunter Lea talks about the latest in a long line of archival releases from the influential artist as well as how members of the grunge and avant-garde rock communities helped save one of American music's most singular voices from complete obscurity.
Ahead of the 1 November release of new album Onward, Texas country artist Stoney LaRue shares the gospel-tinged "Evil Angel".
The Po' Ramblin' Boys' Toil, Tears & Trouble proves that the expanding universe of bluegrass music always has room for a contemporary take on tradition.
Queer country trailblazers, Karen & the Sorrows ready their new album with video for "Why Won't You Come Back to Me" that shows how sorrow is what this outfit do best.
Ketch Secor looks back on Old Crow Medicine Show's relationship with country music, discusses addiction, the importance of the Ryman, and music's ability to carry important messages.
Jesse Dayton discusses performing for two members of the Cars, his distaste for genres, and what Merle Haggard told him about the art of singing. "I never thought it was weird that I liked Jerry Reid and the Clash. Other people, in the hip centers, did."
The HawtThorns successfully shine-up classic country music with sumptuous harmonies and innovative instrumentation on Morning Sun.