If it’s March, the center of the world of roots music is Austin and SXSW. For the third year in a row, this column will feature the photos of Kirk Stauffer. It was his ninth consecutive year, so he knows […]
A beautiful set, layer to an appreciative crowd, at one of the more underrated venues in Portland.
The reason I do this list late in the year is a sentimental one. I like to mull them over, and think about what I was doing, where I was, the colors of their eyes, when I first heard their […]
This week we’re talking about a slew of new releases from musicians who know how to get real, including Margo Price, Whitney Rose, and an astounding list of artists who recorded at Stax back in the day. Even the Infamous […]
With her friend and mentor Raul Malo co-producing, and a studio band drawn from the Mavericks, Jayhawks, and Asleep at the Wheel, Canadian-born, Austin-based Whitney Rose doubles up on the retro country-pop highlighted on 2015’s Heartbreaker of the Year. Across […]
If you thought all the significant releases of the year were already out, think again: 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for roots Channel and Americana music. Here are ten more, some already on everyone’s radar, and some […]
A lot has already been written about SXSW, now in its 30th year on this website and so many others. But suffice it to say, it is no longer a music festival, it is an extravaganza. Many folks I know have either […]
Crossing paths with the Raul Malo for 2015’s Heartbreaker of the Year appears to have been predestination. Rose’s retro sensibility first showed itself on her debut album, but with Malo providing amplification, Heartbreaker showed off the ways in which classic […]
It’s been raining for a week here in New York City, which has me cooped up inside listening to records (naturally). Our staff reviewers have been hard at work, bringing you concise analyses of some great new albums, like Whitney […]
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