Some people say Nashville doesn't put out good country music anymore. Native Australian Auld's Tonk album will prove them wrong. And how! Singing better than ever and released on her own label, Audrey wears her love for old-school…Continue
Episode 200 is finally here, and I've recruited the help of some friends to provide some great music choices for you guys. Plus I've obviously got some musical choices of my own. Enjoy!
Download this episode HERE. Music in this episode:
- Can't Go Back AND Hold It Together by Arliss Nancy
(from European Tour…
Added by Americana Rock Mix on September 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Girls Guns and Glory is a name synonymous with the rise of Americana music in Boston. That’s not to say that they single-handedly started the trend in our fine city, but they certainly had a few fingers in cookie jar, if you can dig what I am saying. Ward Hayden has been the strong thread in the fabric of this band from the get-go and with a changing cast of…Continue
Jeffrey Foucault rocked Lisa Olstein‘s poetry in their second album as Cold Satellite, Cavalcade. Calling it “their” album is misleading, in a way, though, since Olstein delivers her poetry to Foucault and then he turns them into lyrics and creates the music based on a “feel” he gets from the first line. Like…Continue
Added by Sloane Spencer on September 12, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Yarn has been playing together since 2007 and have released at least an album’s worth of music each year. They’re decided to go back to their roots and unplug a bit and see what happened: the result is their latest CD, Shine the Light On, which is being released on September 10. Was lucky enough to get a preview of the music and have to admit that it’s pretty tasty: it’s intimate, it’s full of great harmonies and instrumentation, and it will definitely delight Yarn’s avid fans,…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on September 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Austin gets the press, but Fort Worth, quietly living in the glitzy shadow of Dallas high-rises, is the quirky sibling who's cowtown heritage provides a unique sensibility without an overweening claim to hipness. So too for this Fort Worth quartet, whose second full album of Americana is…Continue
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John Murry swept through the 'End of The Road' Festival (UK) like a dark desert storm on a summers day. So powerful and gut wrenching was his performance of the bitter sweet yet beautiful 'Little Colored Balloons' the final song of his set on Sunday, that seldom have I seen a crowd so emotionally…Continue
Continuing the thread from last week’s Liner Notes, the diversity of music coming out of Nashville is beyond the “Country & Western” moniker the of the town’s long standing reputation. Much of the creativeness is being brewed in an area called East Nashville, an eclectic, artsy area on the other side of the Cumberland River attracting young urban professionals, liberal minds, visual artists, and many musicians. Crawling through the local hangouts around the five points area…Continue
Added by Jay Minkin on September 2, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Singer/songwriter Erik Grant Bennett saves the best nearly for last on his new album, Throwback. The ballad “Unbearable Ache” is as emotionally intense as its title, a confession of romantic longing that is as heartbreakingly gorgeous as country music gets. The unbridled passion in Bennett’s voice is keenly felt here, revealing a deep, profound love. A duet with Elise Bennett, their vocals blend together smoothly, echoing the song’s message of eternal union. This track…Continue
Added by Stacey Zering on August 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I bought Sarah Siskind's Covered at a fundraiser for a local radio station. It was a winter evening in early 2007 and I was drinking overpriced microbrew, also part of the fundraiser. I had never heard of Sarah Siskind but I figured that I would do my civic duty to support community radio. I had just moved to town…Continue
Added by Melissa Ruth on August 30, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
This episode is chock full of fresh brand new music. Some of it is so fresh, I haven't even heard it yet! We're taking another gamble with the mail bag. We'll see what we come up with. Enjoy!
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Music in this episode:
- So Much More Than Lonely AND Let Me In by Austin Lucas
Added by Americana Rock Mix on August 28, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments
Slaid Cleaves has some major songwriting chops. His name may not be known in every household in the country but it should be. His songs are genuine. When you listen to his music, you get the feeling that he’s seen a whole lot of life – emotions, situations, landscapes that you’ve never experienced…but, yet, through his lyrics and just the perfect arrangement of instruments that accompany those words, you know so much more than you knew before the song started.
Sam Baker might be the most captivating songwriter in America. You’ll probably never catch yourself singing one of his songs in the shower, because his melodies generally tend to be as bare-bones serviceable as the raspy…Continue
Added by Bill Frater on August 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
The roots of Americana continue to grow and branch out as the movement goes beyond the fiddle and pedal steel. New artists and new sounds push the envelope to expand the genera mixing even more influences for a recipe that a grill master basting a brisket would envy. Nashville is no longer the home for Outlaw and tabloid country western music. With Akron native son Dan Auerbach calling Music City home, he has established his Easy Eye Sound recording studio as a sandbox when not…Continue
In this episode I talk about the latest years of The Drive-By Truckers and I play my favorite selected tracks from their albums.
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Music in this episode:
- Zip City AND Outfit
(from Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009)
- Carl Perkins'…Continue
Added by Americana Rock Mix on August 22, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
Willie Sugarcapps (Royal Potato Family)
They’ve described their sound as an organic blend of blues, rock and classic country, which is infused with a laid-back vibe. Astute Americana listeners will recognize the lineup: Will Kimbrough, the duo Sugarcane Jane (Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee)…Continue
Added by Bill Frater on August 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In this episode I talk about the first years of The Drive-By Truckers and I play my favorite selected tracks from their albums. Download this episode HERE.
Music in this episode (all music by The Drive-By Truckers):
- Uncle Frank AND 3 Dimes Down
Added by Americana Rock Mix on August 15, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments
The Barn Birds are all about the music. The sound of the music. The feel of the music. Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh may live on opposite sides of the United States but their musical sensibilities reside dead center. This self-titled CD offers a dabbing of various kinds of music—all impeccably played and sung by The Barn Birds. The recording was lovingly recorded. There’s a ton of heart and soul found in each and every track.
See You There (Surfdog)
Glen Campbell offers stunning takes of his career-defining hits on quite possibly his final album See You There. "This record is a more intimate and unique take on many of Glen's most popular songs as well as some other gems. The producers took the magic of his voice…Continue
Q: How long have you been writing music? When did it all start for you?
A: We've been a band together for just about one year exactly. Before that Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion) was playing in an L.A. roots/swing band, Dustbowl Revival, and I was playing in a bluegrass group before doing a solo one-man blues band. I liked the one-man band, but it was pretty limiting; together as a duo we can achieve a huge sound with a lot more energy.
Q: Who were your…Continue
Added by Stacey Zering on August 6, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments