Moody guitar licks and sauntering percussion pave the way for Ian Jones on “Born Again Sinner”. Then, he wraps his raspy tone around the tune.
Tucson’s Soda Sun contribute their heartfelt folk tune, “Grape Juice”, to Luz de Vida II: A Compilation to Benefit Homicide Survivors.
Nick Lowe’s 2001 album, The Convincer, is a late-period masterpiece and a textbook example of a gracefully maturing artist. It’s now a deluxe reissue.
In the second of a three-part series previewing artists playing at AmericanaFest, singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is eager to perform in front of crowds again while trying to be “the best version of myself”.
Opening a three-part series previewing artists playing at AmericanaFest this month, Rachel Baiman lets the movements of two expressive dancers illustrate her beautiful song in this music video premiere.
Lula Wiles’ Eleanor Buckland steps out with a solo album in October, and the third single, “I’m Not Saying”, explores pop, rock, and Americana.
Brimming with optimism, folkie Dar Williams’ “Today and Every Day”, poses the thought that we are capable of changing the world for the better.
“‘E.G.B.A.’ is my best swing at prayer,” says Ben Stalets. Musically, it’s lush, optimistic, and flush with pedal steel in its up-tempo groove.
Casey Dubie navigates a vein of folk-pop that avoids the saccharine. Layered arrangements, plaintive melodies, and thoughtful lyricism feature on “I Tried”.
Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry signs with New West and gives us The Horses and the Hounds awash in loud guitars and unparalleled storytelling.