Category Archives: Americana

Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class

Angaleena Presley is best-known as a member of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Her stunning debut record, American Middle Class, shows why she is one of country’s best female singer-songwriters. "It’s my story," Presley says, of … Continue reading

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Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds

Gretchen Peters is a wonderful singer-songwriter who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. She’s a beloved and respected artist, whose moody and captivating songs are filled with lost souls, people trapped in the darkness or … Continue reading

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Ian Tyson: Raven Singer

Ian Tyson has been a fixture on Canada’s folk-rock scene for nearly six decades. In "Raven Singer," Tyson, age 78, offers an album of uplifting and contemplative songs framed by his life as a rancher and musician in the foothills … Continue reading

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Dave Berg: Not Quite So Alone

Dave Berg is a successful Nashville-based songwriter whose latest indy CD, "Not Quite So Alone," is a departure from writing for others. Berg started with great riffs and feels and added strong lyrics exploring a turning point in his life. … Continue reading

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Amber Rubarth: Good Mystery

Amber Rubarth is a New York City-based singer-songwriter whose songs are wonderful mixes of optimism, irony and fun. Her debut CD, "Good Mystery," explores love real and imagined and other muses with a subtle touch that is both poignant and … Continue reading

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Dylan LeBlanc: Pauper’s Field

Dylan LeBlanc is a most unusual and talented young songwriter. His debut recording, "Pauper’s Field," is filled with quiet and observant folk-rock songs populated by characters who rise above life’s turmoil or just commit themselves to a course. LeBlanc has … Continue reading

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Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

It took Mary Gauthier decades to lay the groundwork for her latest recording, "The Foundling," which tells the story of her orphan birth, finding her mother, and coming to terms with the unanticipated outcomes. Gauthier’s spirit and heart are huge, … Continue reading

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Jonah Smith: Lights On

Jonah Smith is a terrific singer-songwriter whose latest recording, "Lights On," is filled with songs whose characters’ lives are in precarious motion. Smith’s songs are filled with people who are facing big changes or moments of revelation. He draws his … Continue reading

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Rosie Flores: Girl of the Century

Vocalist-guitarist Rosie Flores may be best known in the rockabilly world, but in recent years she has explored idioms from roots rock to vocal jazz. On "Girl of the Century," Flores returns to her Americana roots with songs that wonderfully … Continue reading

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Nathan Moore: Folk Singer

Nathan Moore is a talented singer-songwriter whose songs have an emotional life of their own. "Folk Singer" is a sparse but eloquent recording of Moore, unaccompanied, on vocals, guitar and harmonica. The CD’s songs range from the whimsical to the … Continue reading

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