Natalie Hemby’s Pins and Needles arrives like a mid-career release from an artist fully confident of her direction. It has the force of time behind it.
Natalie Hemby, joined by Ashley Ray, celebrated resilience and the power and peril of human connection with the premiere of her new album, Pins and Needles at Nashville’s Basement East
Fans reveled in the return of the 15-year-old Roots N Blues Festival and its celebration of roots music women amid a sun-drenched weekend in Missouri.
Prolific singer-songwriter Natalie Hemby traces her path to becoming one of the Highwomen and hints at a new solo album during the Newport Folk Festival.
For its 60th anniversary, the Newport Folk Festival has not one but two mysterious headlining slots and will welcome a new supergroup and may even have more up its sleeve.
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.