Yearly Archives: 2013

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs From The Movie

Mary Chapin Carpenter has had a fantastic and acclaimed career as a singer-songwriter. But her latest album fulfills a lifelong dream—recording 10 beloved songs with an orchestra. On Songs From The Movie, Carpenter collaborated with six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, … Continue reading

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The Milk Carton Kids: The Ash & Clay

The Milk Carton Kids is a California-based duo whose album, The Ash & Clay, is nominated for a 2013 Grammy for the best folk recording. Singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan play quiet, alluring songs that feature their … Continue reading

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Deana Carter: Southern Way Of Life

Country-rock star Deana Carter has her first new album in six years after taking a break to raise her son. Carter’s fans will remember a decade-long string of hits, starting with the multi-platinum international debut, Did I Shave My Legs … Continue reading

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Bryce Dessner: Ahyem

Composer-guitarist Bryce Dessner is best known for his work with Brooklyn-based rock band, The Nationals, as well as being a founding member of Clogs and creator-curator of Cincinnati’s acclaimed MusicNOW festival. In Aheym, the renowned Kronos Quartet plays four pieces … Continue reading

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Brandy Clark: 12 Stories

Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories is the highly anticipated solo debut of a celebrated and gifted songwriter who has written hits for other country artists, including The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgrave. Clark writes and sings vivid, witty songs … Continue reading

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Lucy Wainwright Roche: There’s A Last Time For Everything

Lucy Wainwright Roche did not know what she would write about on There’s A Last Time For Everything. But she ended up writing about the moments when relationships disintegrate or don’t seem destined to recover. Her voice is so magnificent … Continue reading

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Gungor: I Am Mountain

Micheal and Lisa Gungor, the husband-and-wife team that leads the Grammy-nominated progressive Christian collective known as Gungor, present the latest stage in their musical-spiritual journey in I Am Mountain. The sweeping and alluring recording recalls artsy progressive pop-rock from the … Continue reading

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Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion: Wassiac Way

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, the beloved duo, teamed up with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, to create their third studio album, Wassaic Way. Guthrie and Irion, who are married and whose family includes folk legends, present 11 … Continue reading

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Robbie Fulks: Gone Away Backward

Robbie Fulks’ Gone Away Backward presents a master songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in range of evocative acoustic settings that will delight county and roots music fans. His songs are filled with earnest, even novelistic, portraits of people on the margins … Continue reading

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Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks’ first album in 20 years, Songs Cycled, reminds one why people once listened to entire records. It is an epic and whimsical journey by a master composer, arranger, songwriter and performer. Van Dyke Parks, now in his … Continue reading

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