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15 for ’15: Albums to “Watch” in the New Year

15 for ’15: Albums to “Watch” in the New Year

Twenty-fifteen will be an interesting year for music and, for many musicians, a year of transition. We will see some old masters moving in new directions: Steve Earle trying his hand at blues, Robert Earl Keene at bluegrass and Fat Mike at a punk rock opera. Some intriguing cover albums loom on the horizon, from […]

14 from ’14: Defining Moments From The Year in Music

14 from ’14: Defining Moments From The Year in Music

There is no such creature as a “typical” year in music. That having been said, 2014 was arguably more noteworthy than most. Forget digital downloading, streaming music services are the new trend not only driving the music industry but at least two items on this list. The year also witnessed a superstar make the choice […]

How Roots Music Shaped Christmas: 12 Holiday Songs We Couldn’t Do Without

How Roots Music Shaped Christmas: 12 Holiday Songs We Couldn’t Do Without

No time of year is more fundamentally sensate than the holidays. Each of our five senses has powerful triggers letting us know the time of year and vividly calling to mind holidays of years past: the sight of bright lights, colorfully-wrapped presents and shiny tinsel, the feel of cold air on the face and warm […]

Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Billy Joe Shaver & Willie Nelson Songs (In Honor of Today’s “Late Show” Appearance)

Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Billy Joe Shaver & Willie Nelson Songs (In Honor of Today’s “Late Show” Appearance)

Awaiting the Flood is tremendously excited that two of our favorite artists, Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson, will be tonight’s musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman. Each musician has a new album out, Shaver with