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How Em Rossi "Got This Feeling" to Write About a Perfect Love Story (premiere + interview)

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Em Rossi shifts a promising pop career into high gear with her major label debut single, "Got This Feeling", along with the music video inspired by a romantic couple close to her heart.

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James Taylor's Standards Album Sounds Exactly Like You Imagine It Does

The father of soft rock is the latest to mine the Great American Songbook for inspiration, but unlike his peers, James Taylor approaches the material with the love, care, and sincerity of a true fan.

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Ben Seretan Brings on the Catharsis with 'Youth Pastoral'

Ben Seretan's first "album of songs" since 2016 sees him exploring and questioning love and faith, with spectacular results on Youth Pastoral.

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Letitia VanSant's 'Circadian' Is a Contemplative Indie Folk Opus (premiere) (album stream)

With Circadian, indie folk artist Letitia VanSant finds the balance between compassion and fury in communicating her reflections on the world today.

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Jenn Grinels and Marc Broussard Examine Love on "Evidence" (premiere)

Jenn Grinels and Marc Broussard join forces for the catchy, new soul-pop single, "Evidence".

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Christopher Paul Stelling Wishes You 'Best of Luck'

On his new album, Best of Luck, folk music's Christopher Paul Stelling chronicles his period of transition in a way that could resonate deeply with listeners.

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Chris Maxwell Delivers Powerful Portraits With 'New Store No.2' (album stream + interview)

Singer-songwriter Chris Maxwell creates stately portraits of life while subverting musical expectations. New Store No.2 is the experimentalist's Americana.

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Rose Cousins' "The Return (Love Comes Back)" Is a Gentle Reminder of Human Spirit (premiere)

Folk-pop artist Rose Cousins communicates the importance of generosity and kindness in her new single, "The Return (Love Comes Back)".

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Andy Shauf Shines a Light on 'The Neon Skyline'

On The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf reminisces about the bad as well as the good with the fuzziness of alcohol cushioning the blows of memory. Life continues, he notes, even if it doesn't always progress.

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Gab De La Vega Turns and Faces the Familiar, Strange on "YYZ" (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Gab De La Vega shares a new video for "YYZ" that speaks to feelings of loss and finding one's way.

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Lily Kershaw Dreams of Finding True Love and Meaning in 'Arcadia' (premiere + interview)

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw, navigating through divided worlds on her new album, discusses her struggles with "my place in the universe" and the deep thinking behind the music video/song "Always & Forever".

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With 'Cape Disappointment' Aaron Semer Shows Why He Is the Singer-Songwriter We All Need

Americana/folk artist, Aaron Semer's second solo album, Cape Disappointment, is a blunt, direct work on living and loving in our turbulent times.

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Folk/Pop Artist Livingston Taylor Reflects on 50 Years With His Audience and Music

Livingston Taylor is celebrating a half-century of live performance via his impressive LIVe: 50 Years of Livingston Taylor collection. The artist and Berklee professor discusses his music and songwriting with PopMatters.

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Andrea von Kampen Crafts Reflective, Picturesque Folk on 'Twilight & Evening Bell' (EP stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Andrea von Kampen's new EP, Twilight & Evening Bell, regales in traditional folk melodies that draw naturalistic pictures.

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Jeremy Ivey Knows You Can't Separate 'The Dream and the Dreamer'’

Americana singer-songwriter, Jeremy Ivey is a romantic in tough guy clothes He may pessimistically perceive the world with his head, but his heart intrudes and he can't keep from smiling at the goodness.

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Justin Wade Tam Goes Outside His Humming House to Reveal "Colors of My Mind" (premiere + interview)

After forming and fronting his own Americana band eight years ago, Humming House's Justin Wade Tam breaks away — if only for a moment — to see the light as a solo artist with a new music video and an upcoming EP.

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"Play the songs you love": An Interview With Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin prepares an acoustic edition of her 1989 debut album, and discusses her transformation from impossibly eclectic singer to focused and formidable singer-songwriter.

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Lisa Bastoni's "Beautiful Girl" Champions Empathy (premiere)

Boston folk artist Lisa Bastoni wrote her empowering new single, "Beautiful Girl", for her daughter as a reminder that kindness can be a strength.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan Reinvents 'Karma For Cheap' and Talks Songwriting (premiere + interview)

Americana's Aaron Lee Tasjan has created a re-recorded version of 2018's Karma For Cheap to which he's added a new song. The accomplished artist discusses songwriting, performing, influences, and his latest work in this wide-ranging interview.

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In His New Van Session, Craig Stickland Presents "Break Every Rule" (premiere)

Previewing his new album, Starlit Afternoon, singer-songwriter Craig Stickland produces a passionate live performance of "Break Every Rule" amidst the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park.

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Will Beeley Is Back in Town with 'Highways & Heart Attacks'

Texas singer-songwriter Will Beeley drifted away from making music, but he's back to tell stories on Highways & Heart Attacks, his first album in 40 years.

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Ahead of the Curve: An Interview with Patrice Rushen

Jazz composer and R&B artist Patrice Rushen talks about how she fought for control of her music and her career in the late 1970s at Elektra -- and produced an extraordinary run of jazz-R&B-disco hybrid albums that the industry wasn't quite ready for.

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Lucy Isabel Empowers Us to Roll with the Punches in "How It Goes" (premiere)

Hot off the release of her new album, Rambling Stranger, Lucy Isabel releases a music video for her stunning Americana song, "How It Goes".

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Folk Singer-Songwriter Bedouine Innovates and Mesmerizes on 'Songs of a Killjoy'

By the time Songs of a Killjoy is halfway through, it feels almost impossible to escape Bedouine's gravitational pull - and unthinkable that anyone would even want to do so.

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Lydia Luce Revisits "Sausalito" with a Live Performance (premiere)

Accompanied by a string quintet, folk singer-songwriter Lydia Luce revamps the melancholy "Sausalito" in a new live rendition.

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With "Kentucky Memories", Willard Gayheart Shares the First Song He'd Ever Written (premiere)

Before the May 24th release of the 87-year-old Appalachian folk artist's debut solo album, Willard Gayheart shares the first song he had ever written almost five decades prior.

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With "My Darkness", Abbie Gardner Reflects on the Journey to Self-Acceptance (premiere)

Red Molly slide guitarist, Abbie Gardner's latest solo effort is a raw, plaintive ode to self-acceptance and preservation, detailed in a video where she quite literally brings her emotions to the table.

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Through "Seeds", Betsy Phillips Says Goodbye to a Lost Love (premiere)

Nashville folk artist Betsy Phillips reflects on the emotional journey of a goodbye through the serene reflections of her latest single, "Seeds".

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H.C. Slim - "The City Is Burning" (premiere)

Finnish singer-songwriter H.C. Slim preaches a fatalist gospel in his darkly pastoral video for "The City Is Burning".

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DL Rossi's Newest Single Is a Reminder to Be "Better" (premiere)

Born from self-realization in the aftermath of a divorce, Americana artist DL Rossi delivers a searingly honest note-to-self on his latest single, "Better".

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Chloe Kimes Searches for Healing in "Medicine Man" (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Chloe Kimes debuts her first music video, "Medicine Man", a visual accompaniment to the earnest folk ballad from her recent EP, Apothecary.

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