For Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, preserving tradition is paramount. Their debut LP is a hearty nod to the string bands and country-folk of old.
Old Crow Medicine Show honor history on Live at the Ryman, while continuing to show more interest in new, charged versions of tradition.
Ketch Secor looks back on Old Crow Medicine Show's relationship with country music, discusses addiction, the importance of the Ryman, and music's ability to carry important messages.
Bill and the Belles' "Finger Pointin' Mama" is a callback to the foundations of roots music and the timeless lessons that come with them.
Already one of the most exciting Americana bands in the business, the Devil Makes Three adds a drummer to Chains Are Broken to provide just that extra little pop.
In this double premiere, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints and Hot Club Sandwich both take on the jazz standard.
Roots artist J.D. Wilkes emerges with an ambitious new solo album, Fire Dream,mashing up Southern music genres into a glorious stew of mountain music.
Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and the NOW Ensemble Beautifully Unite the Traditional and the Contemporary
On Rounder Songs, Appalachian folk ballads are realized through a post-minimalist context. Never descending into irony or cliche, it's an excellent album that honors tradition in a lovingly modern way.