Pickathon 2016

Pickathon 2016

Now in its 18th year, the Pickathon music festival...
Honeycutters - On The Ropes

The Honeycutters – On The Ropes

Asheville, NC band The Honeycutters follow-up 2015’s excellent Me...
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - PersonA

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – PersonA

For their fourth album, PersonA, Edward Sharpe and the...
The Bones of JR Jones - Spirit's Furnace

The Bones of J.R. Jones – Spirit’s Furnace

For Spirit’s Furnace, the third release from the Brooklyn-based...
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson is one of my favorite new artists...
Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

Irish guitarist Cian Nugent follows-up 2011’s acclaimed solo acoustic...
Charles Bradley - Changes

Charles Bradley – Changes

Charles Bradley’s – a.k.a. the Screaming Eagle of Soul...
Hayes Carll – Lovers and Leavers

Hayes Carll – Lovers and Leavers

For nearly fifteen years, Hayes Carll has been crafting...
Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks is often considered one of the most...
Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day

Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day

Young Oklahoma singer/songwriter Parker Millsap released the follow-up to...
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

Singer/songwriter Margo Price’s debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is...
The Sumner Brothers – The Hell In Your Mind

The Sumner Brothers – The Hell In Your Mind

The Hell In Your Mind by the Vancouver-based Sumner...
The Cave Singers - Banshee

The Cave Singers – Banshee

Pacific NW band The Cave Singers’ fifth album, Banshee,...
Andy Ferrell – At Home and in Nashville

Andy Ferrell – At Home and In Nashville

one of his greatest musical influences, the late Doc...
The Brothers Comatose – City Painted Gold

The Brothers Comatose – City Painted Gold

The San Francisco Americana/bluegrass quintet Brothers Comatose released their...
Cicada Rhythm – Cicada Rhythm

Cicada Rhythm – Cicada Rhythm

I’m admittedly behind the curve on Cicada Rhythm’s self-titled...
Southern Family – Southern Family

Southern Family – Southern Family

Following in the footsteps of legendary producer T Bone...
M Ward - More Rain

M. Ward – More Rain

For over 15 years, M. Ward released some of...
Mount Moriah – How To Dance

Mount Moriah – How To Dance

Mount Moriah’s third album How to Dance takes on...
Lake Street Dive - Side Pony

Lake Street Dive – Side Pony

Since their first full-length debut in 2010, Boston based...
Freakwater – Scheherazade

Freakwater – Scheherazade

It has been a long ten years in-between Freakwater...
Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale

Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale

Dylan LeBlanc was practically raised in the legendary Fame...
The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming

The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming

The Minneapolis duo of Jack Torrey and Page Burkum...
Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman

Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman

Twenty-four year old Virginian and Appalachian singer/songwriter Dori Freeman’s...
Dr. Dog – The Psychedelic Swamp

Dr. Dog – The Psychedelic Swamp

The Psychedelic Swamp was originally the title of Dr....
Eva Salina – Saban Bajramovic

Eva Salina – Sings Šaban Bajramovic

Brooklyn based vocalist and Balkan music aficionado Eva Salina...
Anderson East – Delilah

Anderson East – Delilah

Delilah – the third album and first major label...
Bumper Jacksons – Too Big World

Bumper Jacksons – Too Big World

The sophomore release from the Baltimore sextet Bumper Jacksons,...
Homesick Hank – Beautiful Life

Homesick Hank – Beautiful Life

The Danish Americana band Homesick Hank formed in 2002...
Kevin Gordon – Long Gone Time

Kevin Gordon – Long Gone Time

Nashville based Kevin Gordon follows-up his excellent 2012 release...
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Since his departure from the southern country rock band...
Israel Nash - Israel Nash's Silver Season

Israel Nash – Israel Nash’s Silver Season

Israel Nash follows-up his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain...
The Lonesome Billies – It’s Good To Be Lonesome

The Lonesome Billies – It’s Good To Be Lonesome

Portland four-piece The Lonesome Billies play a spirited blend...
The Amigos – Diner In The Sky

The Amigos – Diner In The Sky

The Amigos (now Silver City Bound) are a toe-tapping,...
The Honeycutters - Me Oh My

The Honeycutters – Me Oh My

Asheville, NC quintet The Honeycutters’ third album, Me Oh...
Rayland Baxter - Imaginary Man

Rayland Baxter – Imaginary Man

Nashville based singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter’s sound has evolved from...
Phil Cook - Southland Mission

Phil Cook – Southland Mission

The impressive solo album Southland Mission by Phil Cook...
The Roadside Graves - Acne/Ears

Roadside Graves – Acne/Ears

It’s been four long years since New Jersey band...
Ruby Boots - Solitude

Ruby Boots – Solitude

Perth based country singer/songwriter Ruby Boots (a.k.a. Bex Chilcott)...
John Craigie - Working On My Farewell

John Craigie – Working On My Farewell

John Craigie’s latest album, Working on My Farewell, is...
Built To Spill – Untethered Moon

Built To Spill – Untethered Moon

Built to Spill’s 8th album, Untethered Moon, sees Doug...
Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town

Following 2011’s acclaimed Queen of the Minor Key, singer/songwriter...
Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Texas singer Leon Bridges’ debut album Coming Home is...
The Dustbowl Revival - With A Lampshade On

The Dustbowl Revival – With A Lampshade On

The Dustbowl Revival follows-up 2013’s excellent “Carry Me Home”...
Sam Outlaw - Aangeleno

Sam Outlaw – Angeleno

It was only a year ago that successful ad-sales...
Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes pulls out all the stops for their albums,...
Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin'

Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

Portland based singer/songwriter Barna Howard is out with his...
Andy Gabbard – Fluff

Andy Gabbard – Fluff

Andy Gabbard (guitarist, vocalist) of the Cincinnati based rock...
Charlie Parr - Stumpjumper

Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper

Prolific Minnesota based musician Charlie Parr is out with...
Joe Pug - Windfall

Joe Pug – Windfall

Following Joe Pug’s debut full-length Messenger in 2010 and...
Anna And Elizabeth - Anna And Elizabeth

Anna and Elizabeth – Anna and Elizabeth

The duo of multi-instrumentalist/singer Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Virginian folk...
Nora JaneStruthers And The Party Line - Wake

Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line – Wake

Nora Jane Struthers’ third album, Wake, continues to stray...
John Moreland - High On Tulsa Heat

John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat

Over the past few years some of the best...
Emma Swift - Laughing Outlaw

Emma Swift – Emma Swift

Australian Emma Swift isn’t well known here in the...
Leaf Rapids - Lucky Stars

Leaf Rapids – Lucky Stars

Leaf Rapids is the side project of Manitoba based...
Pharis And Jason Romero - A Wanderer I'll Stay

Pharis and Jason Romero – A Wanderer I’ll Stay

Hailing from Horsefly, British Columbia husband-and-wife duo Pharis and...
Trout Steak Revival - Brighter Every Day

Trout Steak Revival – Brighter Every Day

Coming off a win at the 41st Telluride Bluegrass...
Matthew E White - Fresh Blood

Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood

Richmond, VA based Matthew E. White follows-up 2012’s excellent...
Buxton - Half A Native

Buxton – Half a Native

I’m always surprised when a talented band like Houston’s...
William Elliott Whitmore - Radium Death

William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death

Iowa native William Elliott Whitmore is best known for...
Foghorn String Band - Devil In The Seat

The Foghorn Stringband – Devil in the Seat

Portland’s The Foghorn Stringband may be one of the...
Tom Brosseau - Perfect Abandon

Tom Brosseau – Perfect Abandon

For almost 15 years, Tom Brosseau has been writing...
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

24-year-old singer-songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker follows-up his excellent 2014 full-length...
American Aquarium – Wolves

American Aquarium – Wolves

Wolves by Raleigh’s American Aquarium (a.k.a. singer/songwriter BJ Barham)...
Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight

Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight

The sophomore full-length album from Indiana quartet Houndmouth embraces...
Calexico - Edge Of The Sun

Calexico – Edge of the Sun

Tucson’s Calexico follows 2012’s New Orleans tinged Algiers with...
Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water

Pokey LaFarge – Something In The Water

American music revivalist Pokey LaFarge jumps from Jack White’s...
Banditos - Banditos

Banditos – Banditos

Gritty, whiskey soaked Nashville-based/Birmingham bred southern rock band Banditos...
Davey Craddock And The Spectacles – Going Home

Davey Craddock and The Spectacles – Going Home

For the past decade or so, Perth based Davey...
Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon

Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

If you’re are not yet familiar with Tobias Jesso...
Elvis Perkins - I Aubade

Elvis Perkins – I Aubade

Six years after the release of his sophomore album...
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This

Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This

The posthumous Roebuck “Pops” Staples release Don’t Lose This...
Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear

Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

Father John Misty (the mystical faux-bohemian alter ego of...
Two Gallants – We Are Undone

Two Gallants – We Are Undone

Two Gallants – the duo of Adam Stephens and...
JD McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll

JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll

JD McPherson was the breakout artist on the 2010...
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - Medicine-600x600

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors – Medicine

Medicine – the follow-up to Nashville-based singer/songwriter Drew Holcomb’s...
Jake Xerxes Fussell - Jake Xerxes Fussell

Jake Xerxes Fussell – Jake Xerxes Fussell

The self-titled debut from Durham, NC based Jake Xerxes...
Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers - Seasonal Hire

Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers – Seasonal Hire

Seasonal Hire is collaborative release by indie folk artist...
The Lone Bellow - Then Came The Morning

The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

The Lone Bellow follow-up their critically acclaimed 2013 self-titled...
Anthony D'Amato - The Shipwreck From The Shore

Anthony D’Amato – The Shipwreck From the Shore

New Jersey native Anthony D’Amato’s start in songcraft began...
Whitey Morgan And The 78's - Born Raised And Live From Flint

Whitey Morgan and The 78’s – Born Raised and Live From Flint

Whitey Morgan and The 78’s have released two country...
Ronnie Fauss - Built To Break

Ronnie Fauss – Built To Break

Dallas based singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss returns with his sophomore...
Justin Townes Earle - Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers

Absent Fathers is the companion piece to Justin Townes...
Sean Rowe - Madman

Sean Rowe – Madman

Troy, NY singer/songwriter Sean Rowe recently released his fourth...
Steve Gunn – Wayout Weather

Steve Gunn – Wayout Weather

New York based guitarist Steve Gunn has long paid...
JP Harris and The Tough Choices- Home Is Where The Hurt Is

JP Harris and The Tough Choices – Home Is Where the Hurt Is

Nashville’s JP Harris & The Tough Choices released their...
Field Report – Marigolden

Field Report – Marigolden

Milwaukee, WI based quartet Field Report, led by Chris...
Mike Farris - Shine For All The People

Mike Farris – Shine For All The People

Mike Farris, the former leader of the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies...
Kevin Morby - Still Life

Kevin Morby – Still Life

Prolific young musician Kevin Morby (the Woods bassist and...
Elliot Brood - Work And Love

Elliot Brood – Work And Love

Toronto trio Elliott Brood has released some of the...
Shakey Graves - And The War Came

Shakey Graves – And The War Came

Austin based singer/songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey...
Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of Dancers

Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

Hiss Golden Messenger (MC Taylor) has had a pretty...
Mirel Wagner - When The Cellar Children See The Light

Mirel Wagner – When The Cellar Children See The Light

When The Cellar Children See The Light is another...
Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers

Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers

Nashville-based Justin Townes Earle refuses to be pigeon-holed and...
EDJ - EDJ

EDJ – EDJ

Last November, the folk rock band Fruit Bats announced...
Lewis And Clarke - Triumvirate

Lewis And Clarke – Triumvirate

Lewis & Clarke (Lou Rogai) quietly released some of...
Christopher Denny - If The Roses Don't Kill Us

Christopher Denny – If The Roses Don’t Kill Us

Seven years after Christopher Denny’s debut solo album, Age...
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) seamlessly blends elements of...
Top Albums 2014

Top Albums 2014

Our favorite albums of 2013 from left to right...
Hollis Brown - Gets Loaded

Hollis Brown – Gets Loaded

New York band Hollis Brown boasts a song-for-song recreation...
Lucero - Live From Atlanta

Lucero – Live From Atlanta

Live From Atlanta is the long overdue live album...
Luke Winslow-King - Everlasting Arms

Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms

Luke Winslow-King’s fourth full-length album, Everlasting Arms, is another...