Summer might be the perfect time to celebrate Ida Mae Day with a refreshing married duo from England whose new album Click Click Domino should heat up lukewarm Americana traditions.
The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock) reunite on Treasures of Love for a collection of Texas and country music songs mixed with some new, original tracks.
Lukas Nelson’s A Few Stars Apart is further evidence that he’s a musical chameleon. One sound moves fluidly to another so you don’t know what’s coming next.
As John Hiatt reflects on memory, loss, and desire, the Jerry Douglas Band’s marvelous playing leads to one of the best albums of the year, Leftover Feelings.
Blackberry Smoke’s You Hear Georgia shows the band improving with age. After 20 years, they still make songs that make you want to boogie your troubles away.
Fans of Tony Joe White will delight at hearing him deliver one more set of songs in his characteristic drawl on Smoke From the Chimney.
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.
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.