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Wagons- Rumble, Shake and Tumble

Wagons- Rumble, Shake and Tumble

Australia is one of the few places in the world that has more actual cowboys than America, and has for a while. Australia is the wild west. This island is still full of cattle herding, hard living on the open land, and the frontier mentality. Wagons fifth album, Shake, Rattle and Rumble embodies this. This […]

Album Review: Jim Lauderdale – “Reason and Rhyme” (Sugar Hill)

Album Review: Jim Lauderdale – “Reason and Rhyme” (Sugar Hill)

Reason and Rhyme is Jim Lauderdale’s latest studio album. This man has put out 19 albums of bluegrass, country, and sometimes pop music. Through his consistently solid song writing, Lauderdale has helped modern country music sound the way it does. Lauderdale is responsible for the country sound of the 90’s; everyone from George Strait to […]

Justin Townes Earle Keeps Being Awesome

Justin Townes Earle Keeps Being Awesome

  “Slippin’ and Slidin’” is the first official music video from Justin Townes Earle‘s really, really good album Harlem River Blues. The video is a personal look at Earle’s adopted home, New York. Paste Magazine is premiering the video HERE. Also Earle has got a whole bunch of tour dates coming up, including a free […]

Nick 13- Nick 13

Nick 13- Nick 13

Nick 13 has made one of the hands down, most solid country-western albums in a very long time. Nick 13 is  the long time front man for the phsycobilly/punk outfit Tiger Army. If you are not familiar, they are a so-cal punk band with a stand-up bass and a badass rockabilly attitude. The band started […]

New Wilco Album.Cool!

New Wilco Album.Cool!

Wilco has announced they have a new album coming out. The Whole Love will be released September 27th. The album will be released on the bands newly formed label dBpm Records.  Check out the track list below. Also, check out the first released track “I Might” too. (It is really good.) Art of Almost I […]

Neil Young Releases Another Bootleg Album

Neil Young Releases Another Bootleg Album

Rock and Roll god Neil Young has released another album out of his endless archives series. This one is a 1984 Nashville country album, with The International Harvesters, called A Treasure. The International Harvesters were a group of long time Young contributors and Nashville studio monsters. Check out an interview of Young discussing A Treasure […]

Gillian Welch back on tour

Gillian Welch back on tour

  Good news! Gillian Welch is on the road again. She is heading out with David Rawlings, and play 31 cities in July and August, beginning July 6 in Santa Cruz, CA and ending August 28 in Charleston, SC.  They are also playing High Sierra Music Festival on June 30 as well as the Vancouver […]

Alana Amram – Snow Shadows

Alana Amram – Snow Shadows

Alana Amram’s haunting voice and interesting instrumentation mixed with the classic words of Vince Martin make Amram’s new album Snow Shadows: Songs of Vince Martin exceptional. This New York native was born the daughter of composer/beat icon David Amram and writer/actress Lora Lee, but somehow Amram still makes the album sound as if it came […]

Gillian Welch Announces New Album

Gillian Welch Announces New Album

Acclaimed songstress Gillian Welch has announced her new album The Harrow and the Harvest, will be released June 28th. (That’s only 3 weeks from now!) The new album will feature ten new songs recorded at her own Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and will be produced by her partner David Rawlings. Welch and Rawlings […]

AMA Announces 2011 Nominees

AMA Announces 2011 Nominees

The Americana Music Association announced the list of 2011 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards nominees on May 23rd at the Gibson/Baldwin Showroom in New York City.  The one and only Miss Rosanne Cash. Top notch performances accompanied the announcement by The Civil Wars and Levon Helm and his Dirt Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Lauderdale […]

Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

Dawes sophomore album Nothing Is Wrong gets its release Tuesday June 7th. Last week I got a chance to talk to lead man Taylor Goldsmith while the band was up in Vermont. ATF: So Taylor, what inspired you more on this album home or touring? TG: Out of the two I would say touring. I […]

ACL Announces Lineup

ACL Announces Lineup

September 16th-18th Austin City Limits festival returns to Ziller Park, down in Austin, Texas. As far as awesome music goes they’ve got it all. The full line up has been announced and includes Fleet Foxes, Randy Newman, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Old Crow Medicine Show, Delta Spirit, Gillian Welch, My Morning Jacket, Iron and […]

Dawes “Nothing Is Wrong”

Dawes “Nothing Is Wrong”

Dawes is the new quintessential American band. They are sponges, soaking up the sounds and feelings of their predecessors. They sound like four guys who grew up sitting at the feet of Neil Young and Levon Helm, memorizing everything they ever said. On their sophomore album, they build on what they started with North Hills. […]

Suzanna Choffel-Steady Eye Shaky Bow

Suzanna Choffel-Steady Eye Shaky Bow

Suzanna Choffel has put together a solid combination of pop, soul, and jazz on her new record Steady Eye Shaky Bow. The Austin native uses her strong voice and unique song writing to produce a nice mix of pop soul and jazz. Choffel barely has to try. Her smokey voice lays down comfortably over every […]