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Kacy & Clayton Capture Loneliness, Desolation on "High Holiday" (premiere + interview)

"High Holiday" is the new song culled from Kacy & Clayton's upcoming Jeff Tweedy-produced LP on New West. Clayton Linthicum chats about the writing and recording process and life on his country's Great Plains.

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"I'm Just Bad-Assed": An Interview with Delbert McClinton

Veteran singer-songwriter returns from heart surgery with a new label with a new career high in the form of Prick of the Litter.

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Red Moon Road: Sorrows and Glories

On Sorrows and Glories, Canadian folk darlings, Red Moon Road, catalogue dynamic musical narratives indebted to traditional and contemporary forms of roots music.

Music

The Slocan Ramblers - "Angeline" (video) (premiere)

The Canadian bluegrass band serves up a wonderful, intimate live performance.

Music

Elephant Revival: Sands of Now

Haunting and joyous, this is everything good folk music should be.

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The Delta Saints: Bones

The Nashville outfit dips into moonshine barrels of influence to create a heady cocktail of roots rock.

Music

The Gibson Brothers: Brotherhood

Eric and Leigh Gibson continue to innovate with a collection of bluegrass covers dedicated to fellow bands of brothers.

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Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: All Her Fault

For all of its shortcomings, All Her Fault can be a fun disc, if one comes to it with a certain appreciation for this prolific artist.

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Woody Pines: Rabbits Motel

Rabbits Motel might be an okay place to visit, but you certainly wouldn't want to live there.

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Birds of Chicago: Birds of Chicago

Clearly, this duo have an affinity for ‘70s soft rock, but in a good way, and the pair offers a smooth, country-bluegrass sound that is nice to lie back and listen to, going down as well as a cold beer on a hot, summer's day.

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Choban Elektrik: Choban Elektrik

A clean-living fusion of prog rock, jazz, and Balkan roots: Albanian, Greek, Macedonian, Armenian.

Deanne Sole
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The Dirt Daubers: Wake Up, Sinners

The bluegrass outfit, led by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman (and Kentucky colonel) J.D. Wilkes, offers up an express train of an album.

Music

The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.

Philip Majorins
Music

Various Artists: Living is Hard

Living is Hard is a compilation that deserved to be made, not only because the music is beautiful and worth hearing, but because it offers us a glance into the idea of continuity, of the flow of time.

Deanne Sole
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Cocoa Tea: Reggae Anthology: The Sweet Sound of Cocoa Tea

Two-disc retrospective of one of the most enduring and influential artists in reggae over the last 30 years.

Music

Bob Marley and the Wailers: Roots, Rock, Remixed

The knowledge that Roots, Rock, Remixed is endorsed by the folks in charge of Marley's legacy lends it a sense of legitimacy. Plus, DJ Shadow's involved. How bad could it be?

Music

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

Music

Sean Jones: Roots

Superlative jazz trumpeter, sometimes with splendid saxophonist, but much of the time so very sanctified.

Robert Calder
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Bonnie Bramlett: Roots, Blues & Jazz

An Ike-ette and lost legend growls a variety of soul and jazz standards.


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