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Steve Earle: On the Trail of an Outlaw

Some thespians may argue the point. But Steve Earle swears it’s all too true—that old theatrical condition known as opening-night jitters is very …

Flannery O'Connor

Listen Up! Steve Earle – “So You Wanne Be An Outlaw” | Twang Nation - The Best In Americana Music

Being a Steve Earle fan can be a rough road. In the beginning there was no denying the neo-trad ferocity of 1986’s ‘Guitar Town.’ Standing near …

Waylon Jennings

The Deslondes: Hurry Home

The Deslondes <i><br>Hurry Home</i><br>(New West)<br>Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars<p>The word “hurry” might be in the Deslondes’ sophomore album title, but the band doesn’t …

Self-confidence

Jason Isbell: Taking the Hard Road Never Gets Easier

Jason Isbell has discovered what so many before him have learned: Life can get easier, but it never gets easy. You can sober up, rebuild your career, …

“I’m a blue guy in a red state”: John Mellencamp and the search for an American soul

As night comes to America, I visit John Mellencamp in his Indiana studio, where the art of tragedy and triumph rule<p>If you take the exit for the right rural route in Indiana, you will drive through hills of lush green on narrow backwoods roads. You and your vehicle will fall on the mercy of the …

John Mellencamp

Poetisk Prærievind fra Canada

Robbie Bankes – Foothills (Robbie Bankes)<p><b>Jeg stått mer én gang på Hardangervidda og kjent vinden som kommer inn opp langs fjellsiden fra storhavet.</b> …

Fremdeles helt sjef

Elliot MurphyI 2007 så jeg før første, og så langt siste gang, Elliot Murphy live på John Dee i Oslo. En fantastisk konsert som for evig og alltid …

Kevin Morby Explains His New Album, 'City Music' Track By Track

You're in a New York apartment, alone on a warm night, hearing the sounds of the city drift up from the streets. Or you're in Paris and part of the noise, moving through the crowded streets and sidewalks, both feeling the weight of the world and a being a part of that weight. Or maybe you've never …

Music

Songs We Love: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, 'Not Dark Yet'

Bob Dylan needs women. Not necessarily in the personal sense, although like most prominent male artists he relied on female companions' creative input and connections as he cut out his path to greatness. Certainly women have inspired his writing, too; his lyricism has always been most humane within …

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Songs We Love: Cordovas, 'I'm The One Who Needs You Tonight'

Everyone in the East Nashville band Cordovas is a lead vocalist. The country-rock group is committed to the sound of brotherhood — a few voices sharing a feeling. Nowhere is that clearer than on the tender ballad "I'm The One Who Needs You Tonight," off the band's upcoming record <i>That Santa Fe</i> …

Jackson Browne

The War On Drugs Share New Video for "Holding On"

Indie rockers The War On Drugs have shared a new music video for their latest single, “Holding On.” The music video stars Frankie Faison (<i>The Wire</i>,</i> …

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Steve Earle live from Paste Studios NYC

Kevin Morby Finds a Home Anywhere in the World

Kevin Morby is in a self-imposed masterclass for keeping the wheels in constant motion. His initial claims to fame—former bassist of Woods and …

Review: Fleet Foxes Up Their Prog Game on Epic 'Crack-Up'

Out take on the latest from the coffee-shop heroes, returning from a six-year hiatus<p>Let's just say Fleet Foxes are emphasizing the "Y" in CSNY. The …

Guitar

Review: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Look Outward on 'The Nashville Sound'

Our take on the sixth album from the former Drive-By Trucker<p>"Am I the last of my kind?" Jason Isbell ponders on his new album, <i>The Nashville Sound</i>. …

Music

Stream Sammy Brue's Debut Album

Americana artist Sammy Brue has quite an impressive résumé. At just 16 years old, the wunderkind has released a handful of songs that showcase his …

Jason Isbell: The Youngest Old Man in Country

On the third floor of  Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, across the hall from a replica of  Taylor Swift's tour bus, the …

Music

The Traveling Wilburys: The Billion Dollar Quintet

Lucky, Lefty, Nelson, Otis and Charlie T, Jr – together, they were known as The Traveling Wilburys, but who was <i>really</i> behind the curly hair and …

Universal Music

Ani DiFranco: Binary

Ani DiFranco <i><br>Binary</i><br>Righteous Babe<br>Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars<p>It’s hard to over emphasize the substantial influence Ani DiFranco has on independent …

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Shannon McNally: Black Irish

Shannon McNally <i><br>Black Irish</i><br>(Compass)<br>Rating: 4 out of 5 stars<p>It’s hard to say why Shannon McNally isn’t a bigger Americana star.<p>She has released seven …

Kärlek, uppror & integritet

<b>Vill man</b> förstå varför Sonic ägnar så här mycket utrymme i tidningen till Thåström ska man börja med att titta i informationen invid varje låt på den …

Sam Outlaw, L.A.'s country boy, is on cusp of music stardom

As country music drinking songs go, bottomless mimosas at brunch doesn’t have quite the severity of, say, smashing a handle of bourbon to kill an all-consuming heartbreak.<p>But on Sam Outlaw’s new album, “Tenderheart,” the L.A. singer-songwriter takes an image of alfresco indulgence and wrings some …

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Neil Young's long-lost album Hitchhiker is reportedly coming out this July

Back in 1976, <b>Neil Young</b> recorded an album which somehow never saw the light of day. Until now, apparently. <i>Hitchhiker</i> is Young's long-lost LP which is …

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Kevin Morby's New Album Is Music for Lonely Moments on Crowded Sidewalks

When Kevin Morby moved to L.A. from New York City in 2015, he found himself shut off from the world for the first time in his life.<p>In a house in …

Music

Premiere: Arum Rae Loses and Finds Love in "Loners"

Arum Rae’s “Loners” can either be your traditional, melancholic love song, a song about loving yourself after leaving a relationship, or both. It is …

Relationships

Elliott Murphy: Home

New Album! <i>Prodigal Son</i>. Elliott Murphy's new album <i>Prodigal Son</i> is now available for pre-order. The official release date is May 19 but if you order …

Music

Jævla bra countrymusikk 2.0

Countrymusikk er viktig. Si hva du vil, men countrymusikken er blant de sjangerne som mest av alt sier noe om hverdagen vår. Da mener jeg på et …

Sommerens vakreste eventyr

Sugarfoot – The Santa Ana (Crispin Glover Records)<p><b>Det trøndske superbandet Sugarfoot er ute med sin fjerde fullengder, The Santa Ana, og for</b> …

The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper': The Story Behind Every Song

A track-by-track guide of every tune on the landmark 1967 album<p>The Beatles' <i>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>, which <i>Rolling Stone</i> named the best …

Paul McCartney