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...
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 debut album with Then Came...
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 in Ivy League academia, with...
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 studio albums, 2008’s Honky Tonks...
Ronnie Fauss - Built To Break

Ronnie Fauss – Built To Break

Dallas based singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss returns with his sophomore LP Built to Break, which...
Justin Townes Earle - Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers

Absent Fathers is the companion piece to Justin Townes Earle’s late 2014 release, Single...
Sean Rowe - Madman

Sean Rowe – Madman

Troy, NY singer/songwriter Sean Rowe recently released his fourth album (fifth, if counting the...
Steve Gunn – Wayout Weather

Steve Gunn – Wayout Weather

New York based guitarist Steve Gunn has long paid his dues, as a member...
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 follow-up to 2012’s award winning...
Field Report – Marigolden

Field Report – Marigolden

Milwaukee, WI based quartet Field Report, led by Chris Porterfield (formerly of DeYarmond Edison),...
Mike Farris - Shine For All The People

Mike Farris – Shine For All The People

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

Kevin Morby – Still Life

Prolific young musician Kevin Morby (the Woods bassist and Babies singer/guitarist) is out with...
Elliot Brood - Work And Love

Elliot Brood – Work And Love

Toronto trio Elliott Brood has released some of the best darkly tinged yet warmhearted...
Shakey Graves - And The War Came

Shakey Graves – And The War Came

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

Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

Hiss Golden Messenger (MC Taylor) has had a pretty good year with the reissue...
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 hauntingly beautiful album by Finnish...
Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers

Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers

Nashville-based Justin Townes Earle refuses to be pigeon-holed and seems to reinvent himself on...
EDJ - EDJ

EDJ – EDJ

Last November, the folk rock band Fruit Bats announced they were calling it quits,...
Lewis And Clarke - Triumvirate

Lewis And Clarke – Triumvirate

Lewis & Clarke (Lou Rogai) quietly released some of the best folk-tinged indie music...
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 Old Hunger, Denny returns with...
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) seamlessly blends elements of garage rock, glam rock, and...
Top Albums 2014

Top Albums 2014

Our favorite albums of 2013 from left to right and top to bottom. Click...
Hollis Brown - Gets Loaded

Hollis Brown – Gets Loaded

New York band Hollis Brown boasts a song-for-song recreation of The Velvet Underground’s 1970...
Lucero - Live From Atlanta

Lucero – Live From Atlanta

Live From Atlanta is the long overdue live album from Lucero – a band...
Luke Winslow-King - Everlasting Arms

Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms

Luke Winslow-King’s fourth full-length album, Everlasting Arms, is another polished set of 13 songs...
OCMS - Remedy

Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

On Remedy, the first album by Old Crow Medicine Show following the departure of...
Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals

Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals

On their seventh album titled Wild Animals, Duluth MN’s Trampled by Turtles continue to...
No Sinner - Boo Hoo Hoo

No Sinner – Boo Hoo Hoo

No Sinner takes it name from lead singer Colleen Rennison (“Rennison” spelled backwards), and...
Kevin Lee Florence - Given

Kevin Lee Florence – Given

California native and Portland, OR based singer/songwriter Kevin Lee Florence has released his debut...
Cahalen Morrison And Country Hammer - The Flower Of Muscle Shoals

Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer – The Flower of Muscle Shoals

Cahalen Morrison, along with his full band, Country Hammer, have released the The Flower...
Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold

Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold

Its been four years since the Long Beach, CA indie pop band Avi Buffalo...
Annie Ford Band - Annie Ford Band

Annie Ford Band – Annie Ford Band

Earlier this year, Virginia native and Seattle based Annie Ford is out with her...
Coleen Rennison - See The Sky About To Rain

Colleen Rennison – See The Sky About To Rain

Vancouver actress/musician Colleen Rennison is the lead singer of the boozy blues rock band,...
J Mascis – Tied To A Star

J. Mascis – Tied To A Star

J. Mascis’ latest solo release, Tied to a Star, picks-up where 2011’s Several Shades...
Jeff Whitehead - Bloodhound Heart

Jeff Whitehead – Bloodhound Heart

Austin based singer/songwriter Jeff Whiteblood released his debut solo full length, Bloodhound Heart, which...
Ryley Walker - All Kinds Of You

Ryley Walker – All Kinds of You

24 year old Chicago native and singer/songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker is out with his full...
Nikki Lane – All or Nothin

Nikki Lane – All or Nothin’

East Nashville based musician Nikki Lane released her second Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) produced...
Pickathon 2014

Pickathon 2014

3,500 attendees. 80 acres of farmland and woods. 50 indie bands. 16 years running....
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing

After recording two albums with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield...
John Fullbright – Songs

John Fullbright – Songs

Following his Grammy Award nominated 2012 debut, From the Ground Up, John Fullbright is...
Jerry David DeCicca - Understanding Land

Jerry David DeCicca – Understanding Land

The Black Swans released their last album, Occasion For Song, in 2012 – a...
Zoe Muth – World of Strangers

Zoe Muth – World of Strangers

Seattle native and Austin transplant Zoe Muth returns with her third album, World of...
The 24th Street Wailers - Wicked

The 24th Street Wailers – Wicked

Toronto’s The 24th Street Wailers latest album, Wicked, is a blistering set of dirty,...
Willie Watson - Folk Singer Vol.1

Willie Watson – Folk Singer Vol. 1

Willie Watson of Old Crow Medicine Show released his solo debut, Folk Singer Vol....
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Sturgill Simpson won many fans with his 2013 debut album, High Top Mountain –...
Reubin and the Dark - Funeral Sky

Reuben and the Dark – Funeral Sky

Calgary singer/songwriter Reuben Bullock began as a solo act, but eventually expanded into a...
Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss

Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss

It has been seven years since SoCal bohemian stalwart Chuck E. Weiss released his...
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Canadian blues folk trio Timber Timbre are out with their fantastic fifth album, Hot...
Chuck Mead - Free State Serenade

Chuck Mead – Free State Serenade

Former BR5-49 frontman Chuck Mead is back with his third solo album and his...
Kevin Morby - Harlem River

Kevin Morby – Harlem River

Kevin Morby (the Woods bassist and Babies singer/guitarist) released his solo debut – a...
Jolie Holland - Wine Dark Sea

Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea

Jolie Holland’s career has spanned five solo albums, two live recordings, and an album...
Curtis Harding - Soul Power

Curtis Harding – Soul Power

R&B musician Curtis Harding has been working the Atlanta scene for awhile on local...
Simone Felice - Strangers

Simone Felice – Strangers

Singer-songwriter Simone Felice is best known in musical circles as a founding member of...
Pony Boy - The Devil In Me

Pony Boy – The Devil In Me

Pony Boy is singer-songwriter Marchelle Bradanini, a Nashville transplant by way of L.A., who...
S Carey - Range of Light

S. Carey – Range of Light

Wisconsin singer-songwriter Sean Carey, best known as the percussionist and backing vocalist for Bon...
Drive-by Truckers - English Oceans

Drive-by Truckers – English Oceans

The Drive-By Truckers’ 12th album, English Oceans, sees co-lead singer Mike Cooley sharing more...
Old 97s - Most Messed Up

Old 97’s – Most Messed Up

The Old 97’s are celebrating twenty years making infectious alt-country music. From their 1994...
Lonesome Shack - More Primitive

Lonesome Shack – More Primitive

Seattle based blues trio More Primitive will soon be out with More Primitive, their...
The Sacred Shakers - Live

The Sacred Shakers – Live

More or less, The Sacred Shakers is a collective that includes Boston’s Tarbox Ramblers...
Lavender Country - Lavender Country

Lavender Country – Lavender Country

One of country music’s most groundbreaking albums was released in 1973 by Patrick Haggerty...
Robt Sarazin Blake - Robt Sarazin Blake

Robert Sarazin Blake – Robt Sarazin Blake

Longtime folk musician and troubadour Robert Sarazin Blake is out with his latest solo...
Little Hurricane - Gold Fever

Little Hurricane – Gold Fever

San Diego based male-female blues/rock duo, Little Hurricane, follow-up their electrifying debut, Homewrecker, with...
Dex Romweber Duo - Images 13

Dex Romweber Duo – Images 13

If you’re not familiar with Dex Romweber, you should be. He put out series...
Ben Fisher - Charleston

Ben Fisher – Charleston

22 year old Seattle based folk singer/songwriter Ben Fisher follows his debut album, Heavy...
Denny and the Jets - Mexican Coke

Denney and The Jets – Mexican Coke

Denney and The Jets is the brain child of Nashville native Chris Denney. Five...
Hard Working Americans - Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans – Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans is roots singer-songwriter Todd Snider, guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood,...
Jamestown Revival - Utah

Jamestown Revival – Utah

Jamestown Revival is composed of L.A. based duo of childhood friends and Texan natives,...
Cahalen Morrison And Eli West - Ill Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West – I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands

I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands, the latest from duo Cahalen Morrison...
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Philadelphia based band The War On Drugs follow-up 2008’s Wagon Wheel Blues and 2011’s...
Nick Waterhouse - Holly

Nick Waterhouse – Holly

Holly, the sophomore release from Nick Waterhouse, is another tight set ’50s and ’60s...
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are back with their fifth studio album of classic...
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else

Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else

Columbus, Ohio based alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless returns with her third album, Somewhere Else,...
Parker Millsap - Parker Millsap

Parker Millsap – Parker Millsap

Hailing from small town Oklahoma, 20 year old singer/songwriter Parker Millsap returns with his...
St. Paul And Broken Bones - Half the City

St. Paul & Broken Bones – Half the City

Birmingham, Alabama seven-piece St. Paul & the Broken Bones are out with their phenomenal...
Dawn Landes – Bluebird

Dawn Landes – Bluebird

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Dawn Landes’ Bluebird, the followup to 2010’s Sweet Heart Rodeo, comes after...
Wake Owl - The Private World Of Paradise

Wake Owl – The Private World of Paradise

Last year Wake Owl released a collection of stunning and fresh sounding indie folk...
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Missouri singer-songwriter Angel Olsen’s second full-length, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, expands upon...
The Record Comapny - Feels So Good

The Record Company – Feels So Good

LA is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of...
Robert Ellis - The Lights From The Chemical Plant

Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant

Newly transplanted Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis broadens his honeyed twang to a fuller sound...