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BANDITOS - VISIONLAND

BANDITOS - VISIONLAND

Banditos (from the album Visionland on Bloodshot Records )

The real-life backdrop for Visionland, the recent release from Banditos, is the now-defunct $60 million theme park built in the late 1990’s in Bessemer, Alabama, near the childhood homes of several Banditos band members. The title track materializes slowly as the audio volume increases dual vocals speak their tale over psychedelic-dosed mel...

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APPLEWOOD ROAD - APPLEWOO...

APPLEWOOD ROAD - APPLEWOOD ROAD

Applewood Road (from the album Applewood Road)

Fate, AmericanaFest, and the musical magic in the air of East Nashville were the backdrop when Amy Speace, Emily Barker, and Amber Rubarth met, write their first song together, and immediately enter Welcome to 1979’s all analog recording environment to timeline the tune. “Applewood Road”, backed instrumentally with just a double bass, ...

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JOHN MELLENCAMP FEATURING...

JOHN MELLENCAMP FEATURING CARLENE CARTER - SAD CLOWNS AND HILLBILLIES

John Mellencamp (from the album Sad Clowns and Hillbillies)

Over the course of a career that has spanned decades, John Mellencamp has delivered the songs in his rock’n’roll heart against an ever-moving landscape of musical styles. He has accepted his fame with dignity, managing his role as rock star with class and keeping the music a part of a fickle Pop culture by recording the way he h...

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THE CASH BOX KINGS - ROYA...

THE CASH BOX KINGS - ROYAL MINT

The Cash Box Kings (from the album Royal Mint on Alligator Records )

Nine albums into a career of Country Soul, The Cash Box Kings make their Alligator Records debut with Royal Mint . Guitar twang and country-flavored harmonica Blues blasts slide smoothly on late night Soul grooves in “Flood”, lonely notes are the only friend for “I’m a Stranger”, bar room piano playing is ...

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PETER HIMMELMAN - THERE I...

PETER HIMMELMAN - THERE IS NO CALAMITY

Peter Himmelman (from the album There is No Calamity)

A little bit of trust brought some great results for Peter Himmelman on his upcoming (August 11, 2017) release, There is No Calamity . For the course of his album output and various projects, Peter Himmelman has been the central figure for decisions and actions. For There is No Calamity , he contacted Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) at the urging of a frien...

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ALLEN THOMPSON BAND - BRA...

ALLEN THOMPSON BAND - BRACE YOURSELF

Allen Thomson Band (from the album Brace Yourself)

A drumbeat beckons as guitars and keyboards playfully tease on opening track “Long Time Thinkin’”, the storyline considering a ‘what if’ life choices. The rhythm becomes a trancelike undertow leading and welcoming into Brace Yourself , the recent album release from Allen Thompson Band. The East Nashville, Tennessee-based ...

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STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES...

STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES - SO YOU WANNA BE AN OUTLAW

Steve Earle and the Dukes (from the album So You Wanna Be an Outlaw)

There is not a theme for So You Wanna Be an Outlaw , the recent release from Steve Earle and the Dukes. There is, however, a mission. Steve is revisiting in song the times of the Nashville Night Shift circa 1975. An era in Music City calendar when the outsiders found themselves ruling the Royal Court of Country. Steve Earle admits th...

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LITTLE SILVER - SOMEWHERE...

LITTLE SILVER - SOMEWHERE YOU FOUND MY NAME

Little Silver (from the album Somewhere You Found My Name)

At the core of Little Silver are husband and wife duo, Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis. The Brooklyn, New York-based couple add a rhythm section with Ray Rizzo (drums) and David Tarica (bass) to back the pair’s vocals and Steve’s guitar work with experimental Folk music for their recent release, Somewhere You Found My Name . The mu...

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JEFF MIX AND THE SONGHEAR...

JEFF MIX AND THE SONGHEARTS - LOST VEGAS HIWAY

Jeff Mix and the Songhearts (from the album Lost Vegas Hiway)

First albums are special. Generally, the debut reflects a collection of songs that were lost children until they found a home where they could all live together. Jeff Mix and the Songhearts have released an album that gives their music access to the world. To up the ante, Jeff Mix created a film that complements the songs on Lost Vegas Hiw...

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WHITE OWL RED - NAKED AND...

WHITE OWL RED - NAKED AND FALLING

White Owl Red (from the album Naked and Falling)

 

Take a pinch of the Dead, add a little Airplane, with a dash of Byrd seed and a healthy dose of Quick Silver and Burritos, roll it up and partake of San Francisco’s White Owl Red, a refreshing psychedelic dream like fog that rolls over the hustle and bustle of The City and out to the rest of the world. California Country drifts like mist r...

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THE DEADMEN - THE DEADMEN

THE DEADMEN - THE DEADMEN

The Deadmen (from the album The Deadmen)

The self-titled full-length debut from Washington. D.C.’s The Deadmen is a guitar record. There is an Americana and Roots overtone to the album, and nods to Indie Rock and Folk, though the thread the connects styles and songs on The Deadmen is electric six strings. While the drums and bass give marching orders to the beat, “Sunday Afternoons&rdquo...

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SHOEBOX LETTERS - KEEP IT...

SHOEBOX LETTERS - KEEP IT SIMPLE

Shoebox Letters (from the album Keep It Simple)

Rapid fire releases have kept the Americana of Shoebox Letters filling the air with their music. The band follows up a late 2016/2017 release with Keep It Simple . The release unplugs Shoebox Letters, wrapping their songs with a musical fragility that tenderly cradles emotions. Keep It Simple disburses its sentiments watching “Something Going On&rdqu...

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RED HOT, A MEMPHIS CELEBR...

RED HOT, A MEMPHIS CELEBRATION OF SUN RECORDS

Red Hot (from the album Red Hot, A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records)

Sun Records, and the man that made the label’s name, Sam Philips, are tributed and honored on the recent release, Red Hot, A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records . Luther Dickinson co-produced the album alongside Tamara Saviano, with all proceeds from the Americana Music Society release benefitting St. Jude’s Children Res...

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RODNEY CROWELL - CLOSE TI...

RODNEY CROWELL - CLOSE TIES

Rodney Crowell (from the album Close Ties)

The Close Ties that Rodney Crowell namechecks in recent album title make an appearance as a memory in album track “Nashville 1972”. The tune turns the clock back to a Music City that saw musical legends walk through its doors as Rodney Crowell watches Steve Earle, David Olney, and Guy and Susanna Clark move to town and meets Willie Nelson at a hou...

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DAN STEVENS - RUNNIN' THE...

DAN STEVENS - RUNNIN' THE BACKROADS

Dan Stevens (from the album Runnin’ the Backroads)

Dan Stevens collects a bunch of tales, adds music, and assembles them as songs, gathering the words and music together on Runnin’ the Backroads , his latest album release. Dan Stevens is a storyteller with the ability to deliver anger for attacks on the environment (“Blair Mountain”) finding fault with corporations as much as t...

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KAREN LOVELY - FISH OUTTA...

KAREN LOVELY - FISH OUTTA WATER

Karen Lovely (from the album Fish Outta Water)

Karen Lovely carves a contemporary groove into the Blues as she helps the genre evolve and grow with her fourth album, the recently released Fish Outta Water . She heads to West Texas in a dream to drive “Big Black Cadillac” down a road of guitar distortion and Blues twang riffs, questions direction as she spins on a solid backbeat in “U...

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GRETA GAINES - TUMBLEWEED

GRETA GAINES - TUMBLEWEED

Greta Gaines (from the album Tumbleweed)

On the title track from her recent release, Greta Gaines uses the theme of rolling as “Tumbleweed” moves as an audio example of how life is in constant motion. Good advice as well as a perfect show-and-tell for Great Gaines who has lived a Tumbleweed existence. She was the first Women’s Extreme Snowboarding Champion in 1992, a win that jettiso...

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WILLIE NILE - POSITIVELY ...

WILLIE NILE - POSITIVELY BOB, WILLIE NILE SINGS BOB DYLAN

Willie Nile (from the album Positively Bob, Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan)

It doesn’t really have its own category except in the five boroughs of The City though as a genre, New York music is certainly deserving. While many cities are responsible for growing styles in sound, New York City gave birth as a breeding ground to musical movements such as Folk, Punk, and Hip-Hop. Willie Nile has been a...

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THE RIVERGODS - STATE OF ...

THE RIVERGODS - STATE OF THE UNION

The Rivergods (from the album State of the Union)

It has been two decades since The Rivergods began to lord over stages in southeastern Connecticut. Fronted by the dual vocals of husband and wife songwriters, Ben and Nancy Parent, The Rivergods deliver State of the Union , their latest release. As a testament to twenty years of playing as a band, The Rivergods easily fall into the jam filled center of...

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KALO - WILD CHANGE

KALO - WILD CHANGE

KALO (from the album Wild Change)

After training in Classical and Jazz guitar, KALO left her chosen style of music behind when she moved from Tel Aviv, Israel in 2009, landing in New York City and immersing herself in the Roots music of Americas. She headed south in 2012, soaking up southern styles from the delta and the soul of her new home base. KALO returns with a three-piece on her latest relea...

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