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The Hungry Bird Gets the Worm: An Interview with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

After a rash of solo albums, film scores, and an infamous incident doing the theme to a noted TV show, Clem Snide frontman Eef Barzelay is back, his band in tow, and unafraid to face his future.

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Harder Than Moving a Couch: An Interview With Buddy Miller

The Nashville legend has had a dramatic stretch (including a trip to the Grammys and another to the hospital). He tells PopMatters what's really a challenge.

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Salim Nourallah: Constellation

Dallas songwriter and producer continues to quietly impress those wise enough to listen.

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The Flatlanders: Hills and Valleys

The Flatlanders return to remind country music of what it has lost and where to find it.

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Tim Easton: Porcupine

Tim Easton comes back with guns blazing and a 14-pack of great songs.

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Brakesbrakesbrakes: Touchdown

Brakesbrakesbrakes' latest release indicates that our friends across the pond are now at our borders, and are not shying away from the challenge of reviving the rock record.

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Elvis Perkins:Elvis Perkins in Dearland

After a soul baring debut, Elvis Perkins returns with a heavily orchestrated lyrical treasure

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Salim Nourallah: Ciphers for Snowing

Despite it's title, every song on Salim Nourallah's latest record has a home and purpose.

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Slobberbone

The band played like they had never taken a break, delivering over thirty songs to three hundred adoring fans

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Various Artists:Dark Was the Night

In its 20th year and in the hands of the National's Dessner Brothers, Red Hot delivers another compilation

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Southeast Engine: From the Forest to the Sea

Ohio band Southeast Engine releases what could be the first truly outstanding release of 2009.

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Gentleman Jesse and His Men + Poison Arrows

Jesse Smith and his Men lived up to their names by taking control of the room ten seconds into their first song and they did not let up.

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Patty Griffin: Live from the Artists Den

On a cold winter New York City night in 2007, Patty Griffin performed songs from her new album.

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Dave Alvin: The Best of the Hightone Years

A roots rock icon gets the retro treatment from Shout and does not disappoint.

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Bill Madden: Child of the Same God

Bill Madden uses his voice to demand more than just change.

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Two Cow Garage: Speaking in Cursive

On its fourth full release, the men of Two Cow Garage provide something more.

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Jon Black: Goodbye Golden Age

Jon Black goes back to the well of classic Americana and roots rock in his third and most accomplished CD to date.

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Shawn Mullins: Live at the Variety Playhouse

Seemingly unconcerned with the idea of being a one record wonder, Mullins delivers a very satisfying live record.

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Alan Cohen Experience

Alan Cohen's first release as The Alan Cohen Project shows a willingness to poke fun at his own high art.

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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Like it or not, the efforts of this band will always be judged via Conor Oberst’s Bright Eyes output.

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Todd Snider [East Nashville, TN]

After two decades of charting his own path through the music industry, Todd Snider is a musician on his own terms -- when he isn't being kidnapped by his friends and forced to write excellent albums.

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Ryan Adams and The Cardinals

Liberating him from the baggage of his years of solo performances, Ryan Adams' immersion into The Cardinals has allowed him to re-invent himself as the frontman of an incredibly tight band.

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Martin Sexton Solo

Martin Sexton can make you hear old songs for the first time. On Solo he manages to fuse outrageous guitar playing with an unforgettable voice and humor and provides the premiere live set of the year.

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Amy Kuney: Bird's Eye View

With Amy Winehouse spending more time in tabloid pages than in the studio or onstage, the western world is ripe for a soul singing chanteuse to take her place.


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