Deslondes member Sam Doores goes solo during down time from the band. His new album upsets expectations about the nature of Americana music in 2020 and yet maintains strong ties to Doores' roots.
Cajun music legend and BeauSoleil founder Michael Doucet releases a video for "Water Water", recorded with his new adventurous, roots music quintet, Lâcher Prise.
Dustbowl Revival's Is It You, Is It Me undertakes the personal and political. The Americana ensemble are candid in their responses to divisive political conversations all the while setting their missives to masterful instrumentation.
Americana's Brother Dege teams with Irish dobro man Tom Portman for in-studio performance of "The Early Morn".
Too adventurous for blues, too raw for jazz, Mose Allison danced on the ivories in both worlds, tipping his hat to singer-songwriter pop along the way. A new tribute album reveals the many avenues worth exploring of one of the most singular voices in music.
Folk duo Kacy & Clayton explore the power of geographic connection and the awareness they develop when separated from their roots on Carrying On, their Jeff Tweedy-produced sixth studio album.
Our Best 20 Americana albums of 2019 are a multicultural, polysexual, cross-genre lineup of cool Americana music that, as with the best parts of the American promise, pays tribute to the musical wells from which they spring but also takes the artform wherever their rugged individualism and talent-rich hearts lead them.
Dustbowl Revival's "Runaway" is from their upcoming album, Is It You, Is It Me, releasing in January. "It feels like a movie song now, big and lush and searching, and I love that," says the band's Z Lupetin.
Folk in 2019 is an image of inclusivity and unity in the face of international political upheaval. It's most captivating in its moments of sheer, heart-bearing authenticity and ensnares with new musical bearings introduced by some of its foremost innovators and newcomers to the scene.
Ethel Mae Bourque's 'Chansons de la campagne' Is an Important Musical Artifact of Louisiana (album stream) (premiere)
Lost Bayou Ramblers founder Louis Michot pays tribute to friend and mentor Ethel Mae Bourque with a touching collection of recordings that capture her inimitable spirit and the spirit of Louisiana.
Hot Club of Cowtown's Wild Kingdom may not redefine the Western swing genre, but damn it all if it isn't a good time.
"Caveman" is "part Monty Python and part Bob Wills", but it's all Hot Club of Cowtown. The beloved Texas trio return with a new album, Wild Kingdom, on 27 September.
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon Put Down Roots As a Collective Enterprise on 'Solstice'
Luther Dickinson and a remarkable group of roots music vocalists explore their own pasts on the vibrant new Americana collaboration, Solstice.
This vaporwave rendition of Lost Bayou Rambers' "Granny Smith" is remixed by Imagine I Am and is part of larger project to preserve and evolve the music and culture of Southern Louisiana.
The Lost Bayou Ramblers offshoot Michot's Melody Makers pick up steam with a video for "La Lune Est Croche".
Well before artists were their own entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs became rock stars, A&R pros improvised a blueprint for the workings of the modern music industry.
Lost Bayou Ramblers Spin-Off, Michot's Melody Makers Issue Debut With 'Blood Moon' (album stream + interview)
With Lost Bayou Ramblers approaching a possible hiatus, lead singer and fiddler Louis Michot brings us a whole new batch of fun and fiddlin' that marries the historical to the contemporary.
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Pierce Through the Darkness with "You Can't Steal My Shine" (premiere)
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band deliver a hand-clapping, foot-stomping hymnal with "You Can't Steal My Shine".
Canadian singer/songwriter Roxanne Potvin's new EP brings together a wide range of roots-pop influences, as on "All It Was".
The invigorating blend of traditional blues, country, folk, and more on Downey to Lubbock shows Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore finding common ground.