Three dynamic folk rock tracks to kick the week off right
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by Greg Jones
21h ago
Ian MacGinnis – “Walking in the Dark” -“Baby I’m stumblin’ I don’t know why… you’re the one I run to every time.” Well, if that ain’t a classic rock line, I don’t know what it is. “When you have my heart it’s like I’m walking in the dark.” The lyrics here are great and the bluesy energy of the song is outstanding. The whole composition feels like something you could hear on Austin City Limits from an accomplished career musician. There’s a sophistication to the sound that we rarely hear in Americana these days, so I’m happy to feature it here. Fans of blues singer songwriters should put this o ..read more
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Three quality Americana tunes that will remind you why you love the genre so much
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by Greg Jones
1w ago
Riley Catherall – “South of Somewhere” -This is a GREAT song. If you’re a fan of the Jason Isbell turn in Americana music in the past decade or so, you’ll find a lot to like about Riley Catherall’s sound. It’s lyrically rich, melodically pleasing, and just as cool as a cucumber. The phrasing is good through the whole track, but the chorus is outstanding. There’s something about the lightness in the electric guitar riff at the end of the chorus that just gives this sense of space and connection. The delicate balance of new and old instrumentation with relatable lyrics makes this one a stand out ..read more
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Featured Americana Cover: Ray Price’s “Heartaches by the Number” by The Good The Bad The English
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by Greg Jones
2w ago
The Good The Bad The English – “Heartaches by the Number” (Ray Price cover) -There’s so much to like about this performance. For one thing, there just aren’t enough people talking about the fabulous Ray Price. But also, the band’s name is impressive. So imagine the joy in my heart when this cover was so authentic to the original that it actually feels like an authentic country tune. The guitar work is outstanding and the vocals are true to a timeless country music style. If you’re an Americana or country fan, this is definitely one to indulge in. I’m always going to be happy to support this ty ..read more
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Three new songs showing the wild and exciting textures of contemporary rock music
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by Greg Jones
3w ago
Silver Lake Radio – “First Gray Hair” -This is a great tune that straddles the line between rock and country music, right in the realm of what folks call alt country these days. That said, I think it fits nicely here as a chill texture with rock n’ roll music. The songwriting has a relatable comment about watching a loved one find their first gray hair. It’s a bit of existential contemplation, depicted with this charming and engaging style. It puts me in mind of the charming yet wildly hard hitting lyricism we get from an artist like Jason Isbell or Sturgill Simpson. It’s a great tune with som ..read more
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Three new Americana tracks that will have you thinking about the old days
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by Greg Jones
3w ago
Kacy Lee Anderson and the Waverley Pickers – “#croptopnroll” -You wouldn’t expect a song with a hashtag in its name to sound so old fashioned, but here we are. I love this sound; it’s got a real Kitty Wells vibe. It’s old fashioned in the best way possible. The lead vocal even has that subtle warble that makes it sound just right for the mid-20th century. The piano sounds vintage and the guitars are just perfectly honkytonk. The whole experience feels like stepping back in time and I love the sound. Ontario Red – “Keeping Guard” -Everything about this composition sounds like an old, charming ..read more
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Rose Brokenshire: An Incredible Talent and Voice
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by Matt Simon
1M ago
Rose Brokenshire – “Type Two” We love the smoky lounge sway on this one. Rose Brokenshire has been one of our favorite musical discoveries the past few months and continues only to get better. “Type Two” has a different feel to it and is a pace slower, almost hypnotic, then some of her other releases. We comment a lot on how much we love her vocal delivery, but we could honestly listen to her croon for days. It is a relaxing and disarming delivery we find extremely rare. Perhaps what we love most, is the artist’s authenticity and earnest songwriting. We cannot recommend her enough for those of ..read more
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Three new tracks in the Americana and alt country space
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by Greg Jones
1M ago
Abby Webster – “BBQ Chips” -Just like BBQ chips, this song puts a smile on my face as soon as I click play. The banjo work here is worth the price of admission. Then the vocal starts and it’s all the more classic feeling. This is a great tune that will make listeners feel like they’re connected with the past and present all at once. It’s an easy going style with clever lyrics, “like barbeque chips it’s hard to resist.” It’s definitely worth a spin for folks that appreciate a timeless bluegrass style. Admiral Radio – “Love You Somehow” -The contemplative piano work on this song definitely sets ..read more
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Album Review: Familiar old fashioned Americana Honey On Our Tongues new album The Mountain Above Us
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by Greg Jones
1M ago
If you’re a fan of genuine mountain music, this is an album you want to pick up right away. I will be up front with this assessment; if you’re looking for studio polish and unrealistic sounds, this is not for you. This is for people who crave authentic mountain music with guitars, banjos, fiddles, old time instruments, and voices that sound as old as the mountains themselves. When I first heard the submission for this album, I said it sounded like “home.” As a child of the Pennsylvania Appalachian foothills with miners, farmers, and mill workers on both sides of my family, this sounds like hom ..read more
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A pair of alt country tunes that’ll help you wrestle with some tough emotions
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by Greg Jones
1M ago
Remy Sher – “Sunflower Seeds” -Remy Sher is one of those artists that has become almost an automatic yes. There’s a depth and sincerity to the lyrical choices made on this track. Sher’s vocal style makes you trust what he has to say. The instrumentation feels like a classic alt country style, echoing the roots of the genre while bringing something modern and satisfying. The lyrics are pleading for attention and acceptance from a love interest. The lyrical imagery has Isbell-esque gravitas (and I mean that dearly). This is a great tune from a superbly promising emerging songwriter. Surtsey ..read more
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EP Review: Surtsey new brand of Americana on Nothing Doing
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by Greg Jones
1M ago
Surtsey are an intriguing band with a sound that feels like the kissing cousin to a number of different sounds. You’ll hear some countrified steel guitar, some great folksy acoustic guitar, and poetic singer songwriter style lyrics. The sound comes together for something we’ll call Americana and the new EP Nothing Doing highlights the versatility of this quality band. “Stick” is the opening, complete with the soaring steel guitar at the heart of the song. The overall vibe of the track feels a bit like folk rock with a country twist. The vocal harmonies on the bridge are really nice on this one ..read more
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