The Liar suggests Americana’s John Fullbright understands the transcendent reality provided through music. The line between reality and lies is murky.
Texas’ Sunny Sweeney moves to Nashville and goes into mainstream country, as Married Alone reveals her proud independence and the price she pays for it.
John Moreland employs sampling, sequencing, and mellotron to turn his seemingly traditional story songs into something more avant-garde and original on Birds in the Ceiling.
On Nightroamer, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers capture that nocturnal vibe where darkness illuminates the unknown more than hides what should be seen.
Erin Rae explores life’s dualities on the cosmic countryish Lighten Up. Rae constructs her songs like Möbius strips showing the unity of the dissimilar sides.
Whether he’s detailing the negative aspects of life or celebrating the positive ones, Southern rock’s Rob Aldridge asks us to use our minds and our hearts.
Americana’s Jamestown Revival get back to their roots for a sublime, all-acoustic album that offers keen insights into everyday life.
’10 For Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand’ reveals the deep connection the two men had at the most fundamental level—the place where the heart lives.