Hope you’ve got your seat belt on nice and tight — September is going to be a wild ride, with a mountain of new releases vying for your attention all month long. But don’t worry, we’re bringing you a bunch […]
The Stray Birds’ fourth album Let It Pass is an unplanned farewell record. Since the release of their 2016 album Magic Fire, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven ended their romantic relationship and, alongside Charlie Muench,the band questioned their future. […]
I’m probably the last person on the planet to discover that Desert Island Discs wasn’t merely a feature in Tower Record’s free monthly Pulse magazine, but a 76-year-old radio show on BBC Radio 4. The idea for the program came from Roy Plomley, […]
While you were lighting fireworks last week (or perhaps participating in a hot-dog eating contest?), some well-loved roots bands were making news. On Thursday, Della Mae announced that guitarist Courtney Hartman is leaving the band after eight years. According to […]
Now I understand what all the buzz is about. The Green River Festival has been heralded as one of “the” summer festivals to attend by major media sources like Rolling Stone and USA Today. I haven’t had the opportunity to […]
(From Part One) The world shares a voice when it comes to music, a central expression extracting the best and profoundest in us. Comprised always of sound, in its rhythms, reaches, and rampings up-and-down, music also includes silence, but not […]
MerleFest. Just saying its name can cause goosebumps and bring forth a flood of memories. Not just me, but other folks I meet along my music travels have the same feelings when I ask them if they have ever been […]
Anyone who has been to AmericanaFest can tell you, Americana music is not limited to America or even American artists. Americana is not a genre specific to a single nation. Rather, it is a state of being, a mindset, a calling. […]
This disc is a huge leap forward in every conceivable way that is either imaginable or even beyond the realm of the imagination. First off they have brought in a Producer; none other than 3 times Grammy winner, Larry Campbell, […]
Albums may be the standard way of delivering music to people who can’t (or won’t) come see you play every night, but, especially in the realm of roots music, nothing can match a live show. The rawness of the music, […]
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