Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee

Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee

Hiss Golden Messenger, which is NC singer/songwriter M.C. Taylor and a rotating cast of...
The Devil Makes Three – Redemption and Ruin

The Devil Makes Three – Redemption and Ruin

Following 2013’s critically acclaimed/Buddy Miller produced LP I’m a Stranger Here, The Devil Makes...
Tom Brosseau - North Dakota Impressions

Tom Brosseau – North Dakota Impressions

North Dakota Impressions is the third installment of an album trilogy inspired by singer/songwriter...
Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau

Karl Blau – Introducing Karl Blau

The latest in his body of work arrives via Bella Union Records and producer...
Wilco – Schmilco

Wilco – Schmilco

Schmilco, the follow-up to Wilco’s 2015’s experimental noise rock album Star Wars, could be...
Fruit Bats - Absolute Loser

Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser

After the Fruit Bats’ 2011 release Tripper, frontman Eric D. Johnson decided to take...
Dawes - We're All Gonna Die

Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die

SoCal country-rock revivalists Dawes change things up from the 70’s AM sound of their...
Ultimate Painting – Dusk

Ultimate Painting – Dusk

London-based duo Ultimate Painting – Jack Cooper and James Hoare – are out with...
Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Last year’s Primrose Green was an experiment in 60’s folk-soul that recalls Terry Callier,...
Adam Torres - Pearls to Swine

Adam Torres – Pearls to Swine

Austin, TX based singer/songwriter Adam Torres released his sophomore album Pearls to Swine ten...
Cass McCombs - Mangy Love

Cass McCombs – Mangy Love

Mangy Love marks the eighth album for Cass McCombs, who delivers another genre-bending indie...
Andy Shauf - The Party

Andy Shauf – The Party

Andy Shauf’s latest album, The Party, is a gorgeous follow up to his critically...
Evening Bell – Dying Stars

Evening Bell – Dying Stars

Dying Stars is an collection of 8 songs, the full length debut from Seattle’s...
Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life

Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life

Arizona born Seattle based singer/songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews describes her third full album “Honest...
Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of Light

Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light

With nine albums under their belt, Brooklyn’s Woods seem comfortable in their identity as...
William Tyler - Modern Country

William Tyler – Modern Country

Guitarist William Tyler’s 2013’s release The Impossible Truth was a loose, rambling, and beautiful...
Michaela Anne - Easier Than Leaving

Michaela Anne – Easier Than Leaving

Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn singer/songwriter Michaela Anne received a fair amount of critical acclaim for her debut...
Robert Ellis - Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis – Robert Ellis

Houston based singer/songwriter Robert Ellis follows-up his breakthrough 2014 release The Lights from the...
Laura Gibson - Empire Builder

Laura Gibson – Empire Builder

Empire Builder is Laura Gibson’s first album since 2012’s La Grande, and it was...
Kasy and Clayton - Strange Country

Kasy and Clayton – Strange Country

Hailing from remote southern Saskatchewan, Canada, young second cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum...
Kallispell - Printer's Son

Kallispell – Printer’s Son

Kalispell is the Americana/folk project of Eau Claire, Wisconsin singer/songwriter Shane Leonard, who is...
Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines

Steve Gunn – Eyes on the Lines

Guitar virtuoso Steve Gunn has been quite prolific over the past decade, releasing one-off...
The Avett Brothers - True Sadness

The Avett Brothers – True Sadness

The Avett Brothers’ ninth album, True Sadness, is the another triumphant partnership with producer...
Kevin Morby - Singing Saw

Kevin Morby – Singing Saw

Singer-songwriter and former Woods member Kevin Morby decided to work with producer Sam Cohen...
Ben Lubeck – Rented Rooms

Ben Lubeck – Rented Rooms

Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee) has released his solo debut Rented Rooms...
Pickathon 2016

Pickathon 2016

Now in its 18th year, the Pickathon music festival which resides just outside of...
Honeycutters - On The Ropes

The Honeycutters – On The Ropes

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

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – PersonA

For their fourth album, PersonA, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros change things up...
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 The Bones of J.R. Jones,...
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 of this decade — both...
Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

Irish guitarist Cian Nugent follows-up 2011’s acclaimed solo acoustic guitar album Doubles, and 2013’s...
Charles Bradley - Changes

Charles Bradley – Changes

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

Hayes Carll – Lovers and Leavers

For nearly fifteen years, Hayes Carll has been crafting some of the best contemporary...
Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories

Robbie Fulks is often considered one of the most underrated and talented southern music...
Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day

Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day

Young Oklahoma singer/songwriter Parker Millsap released the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed self-titled album...
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

Singer/songwriter Margo Price’s debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is both a nod to Loretta...
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 Brothers picks-up where 2012’s I’ll...
The Cave Singers - Banshee

The Cave Singers – Banshee

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

Andy Ferrell – At Home and In Nashville

one of his greatest musical influences, the late Doc Watson. Ferrell’s debut full-length album,...
The Brothers Comatose – City Painted Gold

The Brothers Comatose – City Painted Gold

The San Francisco Americana/bluegrass quintet Brothers Comatose released their third album, City Painted Gold,...
Cicada Rhythm – Cicada Rhythm

Cicada Rhythm – Cicada Rhythm

I’m admittedly behind the curve on Cicada Rhythm’s self-titled release as it came out...
Southern Family – Southern Family

Southern Family – Southern Family

Following in the footsteps of legendary producer T Bone Burnett and fellow contemporary Ethan...
M Ward - More Rain

M. Ward – More Rain

For over 15 years, M. Ward released some of the most consistent and enjoyable...
Mount Moriah – How To Dance

Mount Moriah – How To Dance

Mount Moriah’s third album How to Dance takes on a southern rock vibe filled...
Lake Street Dive - Side Pony

Lake Street Dive – Side Pony

Since their first full-length debut in 2010, Boston based quartet Lake Street Dive’s been...
Freakwater – Scheherazade

Freakwater – Scheherazade

It has been a long ten years in-between Freakwater albums, so Scheherazade is the...
Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale

Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale

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

The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming

The Minneapolis duo of Jack Torrey and Page Burkum take inspiration from the early...
Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman

Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman

Twenty-four year old Virginian and Appalachian singer/songwriter Dori Freeman’s self-titled debut album is nothing...
Dr. Dog – The Psychedelic Swamp

Dr. Dog – The Psychedelic Swamp

The Psychedelic Swamp was originally the title of Dr. Dog’s long lost debut 2001...
Eva Salina – Saban Bajramovic

Eva Salina – Sings Šaban Bajramovic

Brooklyn based vocalist and Balkan music aficionado Eva Salina dedicates her new album to...
Anderson East – Delilah

Anderson East – Delilah

Delilah – the third album and first major label release – from singer/songwriter Anderson...
Bumper Jacksons – Too Big World

Bumper Jacksons – Too Big World

The sophomore release from the Baltimore sextet Bumper Jacksons, Too Big World, is a...
Homesick Hank – Beautiful Life

Homesick Hank – Beautiful Life

The Danish Americana band Homesick Hank formed in 2002 and it’s been six years...
Kevin Gordon – Long Gone Time

Kevin Gordon – Long Gone Time

Nashville based Kevin Gordon follows-up his excellent 2012 release Gloryland with Long Gone Time...
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Since his departure from the southern country rock band the Drive-By Truckers in 2007,...
Israel Nash - Israel Nash's Silver Season

Israel Nash – Israel Nash’s Silver Season

Israel Nash follows-up his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain Plans with Israel Nash’s Silver...
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 of classic country, honky tonk,...
The Amigos – Diner In The Sky

The Amigos – Diner In The Sky

The Amigos (now Silver City Bound) are a toe-tapping, high-energy accordion driven Americana band...
The Honeycutters - Me Oh My

The Honeycutters – Me Oh My

Asheville, NC quintet The Honeycutters’ third album, Me Oh My, was produced by band...
Rayland Baxter - Imaginary Man

Rayland Baxter – Imaginary Man

Nashville based singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter’s sound has evolved from the stripped down acoustic vibe...
Phil Cook - Southland Mission

Phil Cook – Southland Mission

The impressive solo album Southland Mission by Phil Cook (Megafaun) was co-produced alongside his...
The Roadside Graves - Acne/Ears

Roadside Graves – Acne/Ears

It’s been four long years since New Jersey band Roadside Graves released the excellent...
Ruby Boots - Solitude

Ruby Boots – Solitude

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

John Craigie – Working On My Farewell

John Craigie’s latest album, Working on My Farewell, is in its own right a...
Built To Spill – Untethered Moon

Built To Spill – Untethered Moon

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

Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town

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

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Texas singer Leon Bridges’ debut album Coming Home is like stepping back in time...
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” with a new batch of...
Sam Outlaw - Aangeleno

Sam Outlaw – Angeleno

It was only a year ago that successful ad-sales director Sam Morgan took his...
Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes pulls out all the stops for their albums, relocating to specific studios and...
Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin'

Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

Portland based singer/songwriter Barna Howard is out with his sophomore effort, Quite A Feelin’,...
Andy Gabbard – Fluff

Andy Gabbard – Fluff

Andy Gabbard (guitarist, vocalist) of the Cincinnati based rock band Buffalo Killers has released...
Charlie Parr - Stumpjumper

Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper

Prolific Minnesota based musician Charlie Parr is out with a fantastic full band album,...
Joe Pug - Windfall

Joe Pug – Windfall

Following Joe Pug’s debut full-length Messenger in 2010 and The Great Despiser in 2012,...
Anna And Elizabeth - Anna And Elizabeth

Anna and Elizabeth – Anna and Elizabeth

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

Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line – Wake

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

John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat

Over the past few years some of the best emerging singer/songwriter talent has come...
Emma Swift - Laughing Outlaw

Emma Swift – Emma Swift

Australian Emma Swift isn’t well known here in the states, but back home she...
Leaf Rapids - Lucky Stars

Leaf Rapids – Lucky Stars

Leaf Rapids is the side project of Manitoba based band Nathan (singer/songwriter Keri Latimer...
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 Jason Romero released their third...
Trout Steak Revival - Brighter Every Day

Trout Steak Revival – Brighter Every Day

Coming off a win at the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, Colorado based Trout...
Matthew E White - Fresh Blood

Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood

Richmond, VA based Matthew E. White follows-up 2012’s excellent hazy Laurel Canyon, southern soul,...
Buxton - Half A Native

Buxton – Half a Native

I’m always surprised when a talented band like Houston’s Buxton hasn’t caught on beyond...
William Elliott Whitmore - Radium Death

William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death

Iowa native William Elliott Whitmore is best known for his stark, rural folk albums,...
Foghorn String Band - Devil In The Seat

The Foghorn Stringband – Devil in the Seat

Portland’s The Foghorn Stringband may be one of the hardest working relatively unknown bands...
Tom Brosseau - Perfect Abandon

Tom Brosseau – Perfect Abandon

For almost 15 years, Tom Brosseau has been writing and playing a brand of...
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

24-year-old singer-songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker follows-up his excellent 2014 full-length debut All Kinds of You,...
American Aquarium – Wolves

American Aquarium – Wolves

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

Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight

The sophomore full-length album from Indiana quartet Houndmouth embraces a spirited combination of rock...
Calexico - Edge Of The Sun

Calexico – Edge of the Sun

Tucson’s Calexico follows 2012’s New Orleans tinged Algiers with their eighth album Edge of...
Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water

Pokey LaFarge – Something In The Water

American music revivalist Pokey LaFarge jumps from Jack White’s Third Man Records to Rounder...
Banditos - Banditos

Banditos – Banditos

Gritty, whiskey soaked Nashville-based/Birmingham bred southern rock band Banditos release their full-length self-titled debut...
Davey Craddock And The Spectacles – Going Home

Davey Craddock and The Spectacles – Going Home

For the past decade or so, Perth based Davey Craddock has built a reputation...
Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon

Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

If you’re are not yet familiar with Tobias Jesso Jr., he was member of...
Elvis Perkins - I Aubade

Elvis Perkins – I Aubade

Six years after the release of his sophomore album Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the...
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This

Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This

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

Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

Father John Misty (the mystical faux-bohemian alter ego of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman) follows 2012’s...
Two Gallants – We Are Undone

Two Gallants – We Are Undone

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

JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll

JD McPherson was the breakout artist on the 2010 roots music scene with his...
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 critically acclaimed 2013 album Good...
Jake Xerxes Fussell - Jake Xerxes Fussell

Jake Xerxes Fussell – Jake Xerxes Fussell

The self-titled debut from Durham, NC based Jake Xerxes Fussell is an outright gem...
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 Steve Gunn (formerly of Kurt...