country folk

Kacey Musgraves Returns to Her Roots on ‘Deeper Well’

Kacey Musgraves Returns to Her Roots on ‘Deeper Well’

Kacey Musgraves, like all of us, is just trying to learn how to sway in the face of life’s challenges, and she chooses to gift them to us in the form of songs.

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ‘It’s My Way!’ at 60: Maybe Not Entirely Her Way!

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ‘It’s My Way!’ at 60: Maybe Not Entirely Her Way!

For decades, Buffy Sainte-Marie was celebrated as America’s most famous Indigenous musician. Recent revelations force a reconsideration of her music.

Sarah Jarosz Is Electrified By Her New Music

Sarah Jarosz Is Electrified By Her New Music

Polaroid Lovers, the seventh studio LP by Grammy-winning songwriter Sarah Jarosz, finds the songwriter capturing a new energy with her take on American music.

Iris DeMent Creates Songs for a Better World on ‘Workin’ on a World’

Iris DeMent Creates Songs for a Better World on ‘Workin’ on a World’

While Iris DeMent may moan against the world’s evils in Workin’ on a World, the album offers an optimistic message. We can change the world!

Oregonian Margo Cilker Offers a Gem with ‘Pohorylle’

Oregonian Margo Cilker Offers a Gem with ‘Pohorylle’

Margo Cilker’s debut album Pohorylle is brilliant. Every one of the nine songs sparkles with wit, emotional depth, and a winsome sense of humor.

Indigo Sparke’s ‘Hysteria’ Encapsulates Despair

Indigo Sparke’s ‘Hysteria’ Encapsulates Despair

Indigo Sparke’s Hysteria is an immersive, blurry mood piece of alternative songwriting that captures the confusing and fluctuating feelings inside of her.

Pink Turns to Blonde: Trixie Mattel on the Dual Nature of Her New Records

Pink Turns to Blonde: Trixie Mattel on the Dual Nature of Her New Records

Trixie Mattel discusses her new double album, the drive to stay authentic in drag, and the ways her superstar persona affects her real life.

Molly Tuttle’s ‘Crooked Tree’ Is Guest-Laden But She’s the Star

Molly Tuttle’s ‘Crooked Tree’ Is Guest-Laden But She’s the Star

Molly Tuttle brings in high-powered guests for Crooked Tree, a wide-ranging collection of excellent bluegrass and folk songs, but she’s the star of the show.

John Prine’s ‘Fair & Square’ Gets the Deluxe Vinyl Treatment

John Prine’s ‘Fair & Square’ Gets the Deluxe Vinyl Treatment

John Prine’s Fair & Square has a little bit of everything: blues, politics, humor, sadness, introspection, soupy background vocals, and some rocked-up Carter family.

Trouble in the Field: A Conversation with Nanci Griffith

Trouble in the Field: A Conversation with Nanci Griffith

RIP Nanci Griffith. Revisit her music via this interview from 2012 where she discusses the album Intersection.

Molly Tuttle Discusses Honoring Music She Loves with a Fabulous New Covers LP

Molly Tuttle Discusses Honoring Music She Loves with a Fabulous New Covers LP

Singer-songwriter and award-winning flatpicking guitarist Molly Tuttle found a creative way to shake the pandemic by recording …but i'd rather be with you, covering a wide range of artists she loves.

Molly Tuttle Wishes She Was with You on Her New Stunning Cover LP

Molly Tuttle Wishes She Was with You on Her New Stunning Cover LP

Americana's Molly Tuttle taught herself how to use Pro Tools to record and engineer ten much loved songs while stuck at home alone for …but I'd rather be with you.