About That Song: LAAMAR
Adventures in Americana Blog
by Sarah Morris
4d ago
About That Song #52 In our special series, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris interviews artists about the songs that shaped them. Hi! I’m Sarah Morris. I’m wildly in love with songs and the people who write them. There have been a few songs in my life that have been total gamechangers—songs that made me want to be a songwriter and songs I’ve written that made me feel like I am a songwriter. About That Song is a space where I can learn more about those pivotal songs in other writers’ lives. In the 52nd edition of our special series—marking one full year of About That Song!!—I was thrilled to have ..read more
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About That Song: Julian Taylor
Adventures in Americana Blog
by Sarah Morris
1w ago
About That Song #51 In our special series, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris interviews artists about the songs that shaped them. Hi! I’m Sarah Morris. I’m wildly in love with songs and the people who write them. There have been a few songs in my life that have been total gamechangers—songs that made me want to be a songwriter and songs I’ve written that made me feel like I am a songwriter. About That Song is a space where I can learn more about those pivotal songs in other writers’ lives. In the 51st edition of this series, I connected with Julian Taylor, a multifaceted artist with a long and a ..read more
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Music Review: Ashley Ray, ‘ANIMAL’
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by Andy Ellis
2w ago
Nashville-based Americana rocker Ashley Ray turns up the guitars and honesty on ANIMAL. Ashley Ray’s ANIMAL album artwork. Primal. It’s the first word that came to mind when I heard the opening guitar riff on the opening title song for Ashley Ray’s new album ANIMAL. It reminded me of when rock ’n’ roll got its first surge of popularity—when hormone-crazed teens embraced it and parents saw it as the beginning of a moral decline. Church had no chance. Pair that fuzz-filled riff with Ray’s drenched-in-confident-sexuality vocals when she sings “Get out of my heart and get into my bed,” and I knew ..read more
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Artist Feature: Seth Gallant
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by Jacson Miller
3w ago
Singer-songwriter Seth Gallant weaves captivating and contemplative stories from the threads of everyday life in rural Maine. Seth Gallant. Photo courtesy of the artist. One of my favorite feelings as a music lover is hearing an artist for the first time who speaks to me in a new way. The magic of those moments is magnified when the discovery is a surprise.  Two months ago, I fell asleep with my earbuds in, listening to Apple Music, and woke in the middle of the night to a song I’d never heard before. Recognizing it was something special, I took a screenshot before going back to sleep. T ..read more
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About That Song: Joe Pug
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by Sarah Morris
3w ago
About That Song #49 In our special series, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris interviews artists about the songs that shaped them. Hi! I’m Sarah Morris. I’m wildly in love with songs and the people who write them. There have been a few songs in my life that have been total gamechangers—songs that made me want to be a songwriter and songs I’ve written that made me feel like I am a songwriter. About That Song is a space where I can learn more about those pivotal songs in other writers’ lives. For the 49th edition of this series, I was thrilled to connect with Joe Pug, who just released his highly a ..read more
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About That Song: Rachael Kilgour
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by Sarah Morris
1M ago
About That Song #48 In our special series, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris interviews artists about the songs that shaped them. Hi! I’m Sarah Morris. I’m wildly in love with songs and the people who write them. There have been a few songs in my life that have been total gamechangers—songs that made me want to be a songwriter and songs I’ve written that made me feel like I am a songwriter. About That Song is a space where I can learn more about those pivotal songs in other writers’ lives. In the 48th edition of this series, I got to talk to Rachael Kilgour! An outstanding singer-songwriter, Rac ..read more
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About That Song: Davina
Adventures in Americana Blog
by Sarah Morris
1M ago
About That Song #47 In our special series, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris interviews artists about the songs that shaped them. Hi! I’m Sarah Morris. I’m wildly in love with songs and the people who write them. There have been a few songs in my life that have been total gamechangers—songs that made me want to be a songwriter and songs I’ve written that made me feel like I am a songwriter. About That Song is a space where I can learn more about those pivotal songs in other writers’ lives. In the 47th edition of our special series, I was overjoyed to connect with Davina of the vintage yet edgy j ..read more
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Song Premiere: The Twins of Franklin, “Worry”
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by Carol Roth
1M ago
The Minnesota duo known for their captivating harmonies provide an exclusive early listen to a song off their upcoming album. Hear it first here! The Twins of Franklin. Photo by Erika Osterbur. Becky Shaheen and Laura Lou have been friends and collaborators since college—over 15 years—and have been performing as The Twins of Franklin since about 2017. During those seven years, the duo has seen big life changes and challenges both awful (our collective trauma known as COVID-19) and joyful (both became mothers around the same time). Persisting through it all, they released their debut album Low ..read more
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Artist Interview: Q&A with Zack Fedor
Adventures in Americana Blog
by Carol Roth
1M ago
The Chicago-based country artist talks about his journey from pre-teen performances in dive bars to the release of his debut album with his current band, Zach Fedor and The Long Goodbyes. Zack Fedor. Photo courtesy of the artist. Chicago-based Zack Fedor is a tireless performer who brings classic country twang to self-aware songs packed with sharp, often tongue-in-cheek observations about personal experiences and human nature. In January, he released his first album with his current band, the self-titled Zack Fedor and The Long Goodbyes. We caught up with Zack to learn how he got his start in ..read more
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About That Song: Tina Schlieske
Adventures in Americana Blog
by Sarah Morris
1M ago
About That Song #46 In our special series, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris interviews artists about the songs that shaped them. Hi! I’m Sarah Morris. I’m wildly in love with songs and the people who write them. There have been a few songs in my life that have been total gamechangers—songs that made me want to be a songwriter and songs I’ve written that made me feel like I am a songwriter. About That Song is a space where I can learn more about those pivotal songs in other writers’ lives. In the 46th edition of our special series, I spoke with the amazing Tina Schlieske about formative songs in ..read more
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