The autobiographical songwriting that carried James Taylor to international pop stardom laid a blueprint for songwriters today to blend their romantic and public endeavors through confessional writing.
Orange Blood expands the range of Mt. Joy’s psychedelic-tinged folk, moving from reflective acoustic to stadium anthems, cross-pollinating laid-back LA sounds with Philly soul.
Americana Railroad‘s interpretations of old material reveal the depth and breadth of railroad songs and their various styles, R&B to country, folk, and Americana.
New Orleans singer-songwriter Thomas Dollbaum fuses vivid lyric imagery with eclectic musical choices on his impressive debut album, Wellswood.
Is there such a thing as middle-aged rock? If so, it would sound like Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky with its measured simplicity and reflective intensity.
The Waterboy’s songs are often deemed religious, neopagan, or spiritual. Mike Scott’s inspiration behind 2021’s All Souls Hill might be more earthy.
Folk-rock duo Fox and Bones celebrate an evergreen love on the anthemic, horn and harmony-driven “Never Give Up on It”.
Joan Osborne is known for a generational hit she didn’t even write, but all these decades later, she is still finding a new audience for her folk-pop charmers.
Joan Osborne’s Radio Waves is a career retrospective inside a live album inside a rarities compilation, a turducken of a music anthology and the result is tasty.