Country megastar Eric Church’s Heart & Soul is slightly above average. However, one can make a mixtape of the best songs and have one kick-ass record.
Anya Hinkle effortlessly delivers conversationalist country blues on “Why Women Need Wine”. It’s a musical eye roll that takes on the patriarchy.
For Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, preserving tradition is paramount. Their debut LP is a hearty nod to the string bands and country-folk of old.
Quarantined at home, Raul Malo released videos of some of his favorite songs, playing solo and inviting guests to form the Malo Family Band for Quarantunes.
B.B. Palmer’s new song answers the long-standing question, “What might have happened if Charlie Louvin read the Bhagavad Gita while tripping?”
Esther Rose’s How Many Times captures the joys and heartbreaks of being in a relationship and never quite knowing where one stands.
Sara Watkins’ first solo LP in five years, Under the Pepper Tree, is a very relaxed covers record featuring lullabies intended for small children.