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The Best Americana of 2011

If you ask a critic or music fan to define Americana, be prepared for an avalanche of diverse responses of opinion. Still, there remain some constant benchmarks, such as pedal steel, fiddle, acoustic guitars -- and good songwriting.

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20 Questions: Ha Ha Tonka

In 2007, PopMatters named Ha Ha Tonka's Buckle in the Bible Belt one of our Albums of the Year. Now, prior to the release of new album Death of a Decade, the band reveal some surprising things, like that time they made hand-farts at B.B. King's club ...

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