IRON & WINE ANNOUNCES LORI MCKENNA COVERS EP
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IRON & WINE ANNOUNCES LORI MCKENNA COVERS EP

LORI finds Iron & Wine drawing from the songbook of noted singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy winner Lori McKenna.  The whole EP will be available digitally worldwide on September 16th with vinyl to follow and pre-sales starting Sept 16th via Iron & Wine webshop.  Recorded at the famed Sam Phillips Studios (Memphis, TN) with producer Matt Ross-Spang, Iron & Wine’s … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers – West Virginia Girl
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NEW MUSIC: Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers – West Virginia Girl

There’s some exceptional playing on this new track from Nashville, TN artist Shane Scarazzini and his band EightFingers. Check out the guitars that spark and fly amid fiddle and pedal steel on ‘West Virginia Girl‘. The fluidity and energy in the playing is what nails this as a superb track but without the strength of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Jesus Hates It When You Smoke
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Jesus Hates It When You Smoke

Freya Josephine Hollick is back from recording her next album at the famed studio Rancho de la Luna (Kyuss, QOTSA, Kurt Vile, Daniel Lanois, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, Mark Lanegan) in Joshua Tree, California, with Lucinda Williams’ band Buick 6 and renowned guitarist Greg Leisz. She’s celebrating by announcing her first full band headline shows of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: William Crighton – Empire
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ALBUM REVIEW: William Crighton – Empire

William Crighton’s debut album had him pegged as an Americana/gothic rock songwriter – all fire and brimstone and heart on sleeve emotion. Now, on his sophomore album, he’s expanded his stylistic palette into a whole range of sonic shades and textures. The intense and impassioned preacher is still railing from the pulpit but now you … Continue reading

NEWS: John Prine Announces New LP The Tree Of Forgiveness
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NEWS: John Prine Announces New LP The Tree Of Forgiveness

John Prine seems to be going through a late career purple patch of late with collaborations,  plenty of live shows and the “Artist of the Year” award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. Now he’s announced that his new album The Tree Of Forgiveness will be released on April 13th on his own independent label … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Things That We Are Made Of
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Things That We Are Made Of

Like a slow mist rolling down a valley or long evenings on the back porch, Carpenter’s 14th album is a slow-moving and introspective country affair. Confessional stories of heartache and emotional turbulence are presented and dissected on the Dave Cobb produced album yet across nearly an hour of restrained mood the effect is one of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Davey Craddock – City West
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ALBUM REVIEW: Davey Craddock – City West

It’s been a long time coming but West Australian Davey Craddock has finally released his debut album and it’s as equally as impressive as the string of singles he’s released over the last few years. Sitting in the realm of soulful Americana music, City West is a beautifully recorded collection of songs that evoke emotional … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Eagle & The Wolf – Mama, Son & The Holy Ghost
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NEW MUSIC: Eagle & The Wolf – Mama, Son & The Holy Ghost

Eagle & The Wolf is the new collaborative project between blues musician Kris Morris and singer/songwriter Sarah Humphreys. We’ve heard the new album and reckon it’s the best thing either of the pair have put their creative talents to. Blues, country, folk and a streak of gospel run through the album and indeed this first … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel – Southern Light
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ALBUM REVIEW: Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel – Southern Light

Sal Kimber has taken the expansive, soulful route through country and pop music on her new album. With a strong backing band sparkling and shimmering with keyboards and some fine guitar playing it is certainly a warm, breezy and welcoming record that steers clear of the Nashville clichés and instead rides the more commercial currents … Continue reading