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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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Justin Townes Earle Chronicles the Unrequited American Dream on 'The Saint of Lost Causes'

Justin Townes Earle's songs on The Saint of Lost Causes all have a feel that is timeless and reverential of the past, while still moving forward along the twisted turns of America.

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The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2017

In Americana music the present is female. Two-thirds of our year-end list is comprised of albums by women. Here, then, are the women (and a few men) who represented the best in Americana in 2017.

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Justin Townes Earle - "Maybe a Moment" (Singles Going Steady)

Justin Townes Earle doesn't preach. He shows you how it's done as the words and lyrics invite gentle reflection.

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John Moreland Restores Hope in a Hopeless World

John Moreland sings tales that crawl through the soil, hiss in the night, and burrow themselves into the heartpocket of listeners.

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Watkins Family Hour Stroll Down 'Highway 61 Revisited' at Lincoln Center (Photos)

Lincoln Center and Americanafest NYC welcomed the Watkins Family Hour for a special performance of Bob Dylan's Highway '61 Revisited.

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Country Fried Rock: Justin Townes Earle Interview

When you are named for one of the most revered songwriters in American folk music, people expect you to either live up to the honor or crash and burn. Justin Townes Earle has done both in his lifetime.

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Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers

Single Mothers sounds like something you would expect from Earle: a carefully calculated and cohesive product.

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Justin Townes Earle: Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now

Earle's latest solid album explores Memphis soul and delivers some great songs, but its half-hour runtime too often makes it feel like it's in a rush.

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Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.

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Justin Townes Earle: Midnight at the Movies

Earle the Younger avoids a sophomore slump and covers the Replacements. Win-win.

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The Best Country Music of 2008

The year's best country music may be topped by archival releases from deceased artists, but the living managed to offer a strong alternative to the Nashvegas machine.

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Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life

Old time country mixes with pre-War Delta blues, folk, and ragtime in the best Americana debut in years.

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