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'Wildflowers & All the Rest' Is Tom Petty's Masterpiece

Wildflowers is a masterpiece because Tom Petty was a good enough songwriter by that point to communicate exactly what was on his mind in the most devastating way possible.

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Great Peacock Stares Down Mortality With "High Wind" (premiere + interview)

Southern rock's Great Peacock offer up a tune that vocalist Andrew Nelson says encompasses their upcoming LP's themes. "You are going to die one day. You can't stop the negative things life throws at you from happening. But, you can make the most of it."

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Roots Rocker Webb Wilder Shares a "Night Without Love" (premiere + interview)

Veteran roots rocker Webb Wilder turns back the hands of time on an old favorite of his with "Night Without Love".

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Gasoline Lollipops Encourage Us to "Get Up" (premiere)

A call to action with an insistent beat, "Get Up" crystalizes the themes heard on Gasoline Lollipops' upcoming album, All the Misery Money Can Buy.

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Americana's S.G. Goodman Discusses Activism and Changing Minds in the Rural South

Folk rocker S.G. Goodman discusses changing hearts and minds in the rural American South, all while releasing her debut album in the middle of a global pandemic. Goodman is a rising artist to watch.

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The Texas Gentlemen Share the Powerful and Soulful "Last Call" (premiere)

Eclectic Texas band, the Texas Gentlemen return with a vibrant, imaginative LP that resists musical boundaries. Hear their latest epic single, "Last Call".

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Larkin Poe Shove Cock-Rock Out of the Way with 'Self Made Man'

Larkin Poe pack Self Made Man with unadulterated power. The multi-instrumentalist sisters strut their musicality while firmly rooting their sound in Southern rock 'n roll.

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'Reunions' Is Yet Another Winner From Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell both subverts and embraces country and rock tropes on Reunions, his new album with the 400 Unit.

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Drive-By Truckers Are Sadder and Angrier on 'The Unraveling'

Once Drive-By Truckers' The Unraveling hits the fourth song, "Thoughts and Prayers", the album dives headlong into the nightmares of the United States in 2020.

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Guitarist Marcus King Finds His Voice on 'El Dorado'

Marcus King has a raw ache in his throat that makes him sound as if he's coarsely whispering the words. Even when he's singing about a "Young Man's Dream", King's vocals suggest the experience of age.

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Tyler Boone Dodges Cliches With "Jealousy" (premiere + interview)

Americana rocker Tyler Boone wraps up a successful year with a video for "Jealousy" while growing his second career in the bourbon business.

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'Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band' Is Essential Listening (album stream) (premiere)

Big Band of Brothers is a truly remarkable and imaginative take on the music of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, rendered with affection and imagination, it asks us to appreciate the true genius of Macon, Georgia's finest.

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Many Circles: An Interview with Trigger Hippy's Steve Gorman

On their sophomore album, Trigger Hippy cement their reputation as a hard-working American rock band with a bright future. Co-founder Steve Gorman says, "This feels special and that's worth protecting."

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited's Doug Clifford and Stu Cook Discuss Woodstock and Retirement

Doug Clifford and Stu Cook look back on the bright-burning Creedence Clearwater Revival Woodstock set from August 1969, and talk about the decision to get off the road after 25 years as Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Finally Release Their Woodstock Performance

Fifty years after the iconic Woodstock festival, fans finally get to hear Creedence Clearwater Revival's storied set.

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Father John Misty and Jason Isbell Team Up to Take on Modern Angst in Berkeley

Putting two of America's top emerging songwriters of the past decade together makes for arguably the best combo tour of 2019.

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It's a Gift: Aaron Lee Tasjan Talks About Producing Drivin N Cryin

Aaron Lee Tasjan talks about producing Drivin N Cryin and recognizing the importance of Kevn Kinney's lyrics: "There were a few lines that jumped out and said, 'Kevn's singing about something super-personal right now.' As soon as I realized that, I said, 'My approach has to be that people can hear and understand what he's saying clearly.'"

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Reese McHenry Brings Some Serious Southern Heat to "Detroit" (premiere)

North Carolina's Reese McHenry is a force of nature with a whiskey-soaked, Southern-fried rock 'n' roll sound that will make you a convert on the first listen of "Detroit".

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Victor Krummenacher Salutes "The Prettiest Train" (premiere)

Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher issues a great song about the need for escape and the beauty of those big engines. His new album, Blue Pacific, arrives March 1st.

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The Vegabonds Are Doing the Best They Can on the Road to Fulfillment (premiere)

A band born in Alabama but playing its own brand of "New South Rock" is going places in 2019, and provides proof in this new music video from one of the eight songs on their recent release.

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The Marcus King Band's 'Carolina Confessions' Brims with Stirring Lyrics and Conviction

The Marcus King Band fuses stellar musicianship and imaginative songwriting to create their electrifying new album, Carolina Confessions.

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True to Form, Jason Isbell Delivers an Exhilarating Set on 'Live from the Ryman'

Culled mostly from a series of sold-out 2017 Nashville shows, Live from the Ryman confirms Jason Isbell's status as a mesmerizing performer, and will likely convert new fans.

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Will Hoge Delivers a Focused and Angry Protest with 'My American Dream'

Singer-songwriter Will Hoge's My American Dream is a timely protest album with the 2018 mid-terms in view by confronting mass shootings, gun control, and politics of modern American society.

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Jason Isbell's Early Solo Days Are Revisited on the Re-Issue of 'Sirens of the Ditch'

One of the most talented voices in Americana today, Jason Isbell's debut solo album Sirens of the Ditch receives a proper reissue.

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Nikki & the Phantom Callers Tell Story of "Prodigal Daughter" (premiere)

Atlanta outfit Nikki & the Phantom Callers makes you wanna break out your transistor radio with new tune, "Prodigal Daughter".

Jedd Beaudoin
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The Nude Party Rock the House on Their Debut Album (album stream)

North Carolina's the Nude Party prove there is still lots of life left in good old rock 'n' roll on their debut album releasing this Friday.

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The Nude Party: Sometimes Good Music Comes with a Funny Name

The Nude Party's songwriting is very good and they vary their '60s touchstones just enough to make their debut album lively and fun.

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Beth McKee's 'Dreamwood Acres' Is the Kind of Album to Savor

Beth McKee's music shows just how vibrant and vital America's independent roots music scene remains.

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American Aquarium's 'Things Change' Is a Solid Critique on the Intersections of Life and Society

BJ Barham assembled a new line-up for American Aquarium's seventh album Things Change to reflect and share thoughts on changes in his personal life and the American landscape.

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Lake Street Dive Gets Loose, Collaborative With 'Free Yourself Up'

Lake Street Dive wanted to capture the energy of its live shows as well as its unique at its finest. So the quartet went into the studio without a producer and leaned on each other instead.

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Chris Robinson Soars As the Crow Flies in Oakland

There's a Gen-X revival in the air that conjures that rebellious feeling when the Black Crowes were kicking ass and taking names as rock 'n' roll upstarts with a deep background in the blues.

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Blackberry Smoke Party Like It's 1974 with 'Find a Light'

The 'Smoke move forward by digging down further into country and folk and then step a little harder on the fuzz pedal for album #6.

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Sam Morrow Explores Genre and Society on Third Record 'Concrete and Mud'

Sam Morrow has crafted a deep and heavy album that indicates his maturing songwriting, performing, and attention to themes apparent in American society and his own life.

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The High Divers Have a Good Time on 'Chicora' But That's About It

Chicora is a perfectly serviceable throwback rock record that's easy to listen to; it's fine. But fine doesn't move the needle.

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Kyle Craft Goes Widescreen with the Set in the '70s 'Full Circle Nightmare'

On his sophomore effort, Kyle Craft creates an album from another era that still manages to sound fresh, unique and inspired.

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Leads Counterculture Rock Revival at the Fillmore

Chris Robinson Brotherhood takes fans on a festive three-night ride to conclude their 2017 fall tour in triumphant fashion at rock's most sacred venue.


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