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  • Bubba Tomasdottir of My Bubba talks Americana Music Festival, touring America, and the songwriting process

    Bubba Tomasdottir of My Bubba talks Americana Music Festival, touring America, and the songwriting process

    One of the most buzzworthy young acts going into the 2016 Americana Music Festival isn't an act from America at all. Instead, it's the Scandinavian duo of My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir, collectively known as My Bubba. Their latest album, Big Bad Good, has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews...
  • Hear the world in Nashville with these 5 Americana Music Festival international parties

    Hear the world in Nashville with these 5 Americana Music Festival international parties

    With a name like Americana, you might think that the Americana Music Festival is limited to artists from the United States. But some of the biggest growth in Americana Music in recent years has been international, and the Americana Music Festival has a long history of partnership with roots music...
  • Love collaboration? These all-star jams at the 2016 Americana Music Festival are just for you

    Love collaboration? These all-star jams at the 2016 Americana Music Festival are just for you

    With over 200 artists scheduled to perform during its sprawling six days and dozens more in Nashville for the accompanying conference and awards show, the Americana Music Festival has always been a place where any set could result in a surprise guest appearance. But most shows don't have guest sit...
  • Americana Music Festival unveils 2016 daily Showcase schedule

    Americana Music Festival unveils 2016 daily Showcase schedule

    Less than a week after announcing their final round of lineup additions, bringing the total to over 200 bands during the festival's six days, The Americana Music Festival and Conference has unveiled the daily schedule of events on Aug. 19. Being held in 14 venues scattered across Nashville, it's a...
  • Marley's Ghost plays two southern California shows

    Marley's Ghost plays two southern California shows

    Marley's Ghost is a band that has been around for more than a quarter of a century, but still manages to escape the attention of a lot of people. Perhaps it's because the band plays a brand of music that is a blend of different genres without ever landing firmly in any one of them. Whatever the...
  • TheRowdy's interview with Violet Delancey

    TheRowdy's interview with Violet Delancey

    Much like the bards who retold the classic stories that helped re-enforce the values of ancient civilizations, music furthers the archetypes and themes given to previous generations. This is the potential appeal for newer songwriters – reworking the new product of their arrangement of notes into a...
  • Shooting the breeze with Tim McNary

    Shooting the breeze with Tim McNary

    Forcing the perspective of the proverbial “silver lining,” music is again and again the one prize redeemed from the midway of life. Shuffling from venues across the U.S.'s bottom right corner, Tim McNary has been working for five years on his next album. His website lists that he's opened for The...
  • The UK gets its own official americana albums chart

    The UK gets its own official americana albums chart

    The Americana Music Association – that trade organization and king-maker for those wanting to pick licks of the higher-brow country variety – announced the next step of expanding americana content to other countries: a co-operative effort between the Official Charts Company and the UK Americana...
  • AXS Exclusive: William Wild premieres heartfelt video 'When I've Been Gone'

    AXS Exclusive: William Wild premieres heartfelt video 'When I've Been Gone'

    In an exclusive AXS premiere, Americana band, William Wild (aka. Garrett Sale) are releasing the video for their single, "When I've Been Gone." The song focuses on a man's last interaction with his father, two days before he passed away living life as a homeless alcoholic for many, many years. This...
  • Anderson East announces fall U.S. tour

    Anderson East announces fall U.S. tour

    Singer-songwriter Anderson East is keeping the music going. The 27-year-old kicks off his fall “The Devil in Me” tour in support of his major label debut, Delilah, on Sept. 27 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The tour is presented by American Songwriter magazine and includes fellow singer-songwriter and...
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    Michaela Anne is bringing country music back with new album and tour

    Michaela Anne moved to Nashville from New York City two years ago. But don’t put her in a box… or a corner. She’s been making a scene all her own in Music City, writing and singing songs of substance about people, places and situations. Currently, she’s on the road with her band supporting the new...
  • AXS interview with Derek Hoke about new album 'Southern Moon'

    AXS interview with Derek Hoke about new album 'Southern Moon'

    Music City wouldn’t be able to defend its moniker if it weren’t drowning in a constant current of musical talent. And though the notion of dueling artists should breed well for those wanting new sounds and experiences from the people taking space on their iPods and eating the date from their mobile...
  • Left Coast band The Brothers Comatose at MerleFest

    Left Coast band The Brothers Comatose at MerleFest

    MerleFest takes its direction from its founder, Doc Watson, who referred to the music at the annual festival in honor of his late son Merle, as “traditional-plus.” This year, San Francisco band The Brothers Comatose will be representing that “plus” with a far from traditional bluegrass take on...
  • Nashville band The Barefoot Movement returns to MerleFest

    Nashville band The Barefoot Movement returns to MerleFest

    One of the emerging generation of Americana bands, The Barefoot Movement makes a return visit to MerleFest this year in advance of the release of its fourth music collection on May 13, 2016. The band, winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2014 Band of the Year Momentum Award, is...
  • Donna the Buffalo hosts Midnight Jam at MerleFest

    Donna the Buffalo hosts Midnight Jam at MerleFest

    The Saturday night Midnight Jam is one of the most highly anticipated events at MerleFest every year. This year the jam is hosted by one of the roots festival’s most popular bands, Donna the Buffalo. With a huge groove, a multi-genre approach and tons of energy, DtB, as the band is called by fans...
  •  The top 10 best Jonathan Richman songs

    The top 10 best Jonathan Richman songs

    Jonathan Richman is an American singer/songwriter from Natick, Massachusetts. He is best known for the songs "Roadrunner," "Lydia" and "I'm Just Beginning to Live." Richman has recorded twenty-two studio albums as a solo artist and as the leader of the Modern Lovers. Presented here are ten of his...
  • Ten emerging acts on the MerleFest lineup

    Ten emerging acts on the MerleFest lineup

    MerleFest, the annual homecoming for roots artists coming up April 28-May 1, 2016 in Wilkesboro, NC, has an enviable record for introducing new talent during its 29 years. Artists discovered at the festival include many of today’s hottest acts, including the Avett Brothers, Tift Merritt, Gillian...
  • Murder by Death comes to Vaudeville Mews on April 1

    Murder by Death comes to Vaudeville Mews on April 1

    Indie rock/Americana band Murder by Death will make a tour stop at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Friday, April 1. Virginia musician Tim Barry (of Avail) will serve as tour opener. Doors at the venue will open at 8 p.m., and the music will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $17 in...
  • MerleFest takes its show on the road

    MerleFest takes its show on the road

    MerleFest, the annual celebration of roots music held in Wilkesboro, NC, is reaching out to its fans with a preview tour featuring three of the groups who’ll be appearing in the 2016 festival. The On the Road tour will visit clubs in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee during the month of March...
  • Asheville songwriter Jane Kramer releases new music video, album

    Asheville songwriter Jane Kramer releases new music video, album

    Asheville, NC singer/songwriter Jane Kramer released her second album on Feb. 26, 2016, as well as a music video of the title track “Carnival of Hopes.” The video premiered in Elmore Magazine, which praised Kramer’s “nostalgic, profound” lyrics and smooth vocals, as well as her Appalachian sound...
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