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Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band Take It Like A Man Yep Roc Records Southern gothic Athens, Ga. songwriter Jim White and the Packway Handle Band are set to release, Take It Like A Man, a raw and fun folk grass record. White describes the union of he and the band as “a synthesis […]

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again by KANDIA CRAZY HORSE Americana is a strange beast, an ideal more than a genre, claimed by diverse camps in a crazy quilt of alternate visions. Yet it’s a potent ideal full of mystery, animated at its flux core by a few transcendent spirits – perhaps none so […]

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae By Jake Tully It seems that any time one can assume Jeff Tweedy is down for the count his return is more invigorated and imbued with fresh ideas than ever imaginable. Such is the case with Sukierae, Tweedy’s latest side project with son Spencer. Released under the mutual surname, Tweedy, […]

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December”

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December”

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December” Peak behind the scenes as Jaime Wyatt and producer Mark Howard, record the song “Come Home For December,” for her upcoming album, in the next installment of the docu-series Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG). Jaime Wyatt has had an up and down few years, from leaving the band CALICO to […]

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart By Brian Rock Pirates Canoe and their debut album, One For The Pain In My Heart, defy easy classification. The lead song, “On Being Unknown,” begins with beautiful, Norah Jones style vocals layered over soothing, Manhattan, cocktail-jazz rhythms. “Guitar Blue” follows with a straight-from-Appalachia feel; complete […]

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica By Jake Tully Day two of Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Way Over Yonder fest saw what may very well have been largest gathering of L.A. County’s finest folk and Americana music fans. Held in the same location on the Pier as the city’s famous Summer Twilight Series, Way Over […]

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age By Jake Tully It’s been quite some time since Ryan Adams has released an album so evidently helmed with his own creative license. It’s no surprise that Adams is a far superior producer of content when making music on his own terms, but this time it’s transformative. Ryan Adams is […]

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers”

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers”

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers” By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor With a new label and a new wife, Justin Townes Earle has spent the past year in transition.  After a public feud over artistic integrity with would-be label Communion Records (started by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons), Earle has found a new home at Vagrant […]

Jump In, It’s Swimmin’ Time

Jump In, It’s Swimmin’ Time

Jump In, It’s Swimmin’ Time By Jake Tully Between relentless NPR touting and popularity driven from overnight Spotify showcasing, it’s easy to get inundated with Americana duos in present times. However, despite the encroaching fear that one might miss the boat with the next best partners from down South, Charleston husband and wife duo Shovels […]

Los Angeles is the place for Americana in September

Los Angeles is the place for Americana in September

Los Angeles is the place for Americana in September By Gerry Gomez The Los Angeles area is a magnet to a lot of great shows in September and it’s not even Rocktober yet! Make your plans now and get out to see some of the great local acts sharing the stage with national groups, legends […]

TJ East: Video Premiere of Jumbo Brown “Ain’t Nothing Wrong”

TJ East: Video Premiere of Jumbo Brown “Ain’t Nothing Wrong”

Video Premiere of Jumbo Brown “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” By Mark Lennon “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” is the first single off of Brooklyn based Jumbo Brown’s upcoming album American Primitive (December 2nd). Jumbo Brown is a band of country boys livin’ in Brooklyn, creating sing-along Country Blues songs about drinking and debauchery and giving you that backwoods, […]

Dom Flemons’s Prospect Hill

Dom Flemons’s Prospect Hill

Dom Flemons’s Prospect Hill Fat Possum/Music Maker By Michael Verity As a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons’ stock in trade has long been the indigenous music of the American south. With Prospect Hill, he continues his examination of Americana’s deepest roots, from ragtime to blues to spirituals to the […]