Brooklyn-based folksinger Nels Andrews has been slowly but surely building a remarkable career playing the role of the story-singing troubadour. ere, Andrews seems to finally be stretching his legs, letting each narrative tread its own path. There are ripping, distorted guitars and whimsically finger-picked acoustic instruments; dreamy, atmospheric tones, background choruses and, of course, Andrews' own honest and earnest-with0ut-trying vocals. Recommended!
Darker Than Light (Plowboy)
Darker Than Light is the first full US album from Grammy-award winning artist Bobby Bare in 7 years. tracked at famed RCA Studio B in Nashville, with a band that includes Buddy Miller and Randy Scruggs on guitar, Byron House on bass, Marco Giovino on drums and other members of Robert Plant's Band Of Joy. The album features Bare s inspired interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, U2 Alejandro Escovedo (who also makes a guest appearance), Leadbelly and others, plus new originals. Now 77 and sounding better than ever, Bobby Bare has earned over 30 Top 20 hits, a Grammy award and multiple Grammy nominations in a career that spans over 50 years.
Also new this week...
NU-BLU -Nail By Nail (Pinecastle)
THE PUNCH BROTHERS - Ahoy! (Nonesuch) (5-song EP with all new tracks)
Various Artists - Christmas: The Mountain Way (Rural Rhythm) (CD/DVD)
Various Artists - Music Is Love (A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute to the Music of CSN&am... (Route 61 Music)
Coming out soon... JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT, BUDDY AND JIM ... more new releases
Here's the best Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of November 13th, 2012 from Americana Boogie. New releases are starting to slow down as is the norm for this time of year. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist's names link to their websites and the CD title links go either Amazon or CD Baby for easy ordering. Also check out the Freight Train Boogie podcasts featuring mostly songs from new Americana releases. Playlists with players and iTunes links are posted at FTBpodcasts.com.
Here's a link to this week's Americana Music Association Americana Airplay Chart
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