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  • 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...
  • The Felice Brothers embody contemporary Americana

    The Felice Brothers embody contemporary Americana

    The Felice Brothers are a folk rock/roots rock band formed in 2006 in the Catskill Mountains area of New York. James, Simone and Ian Felice along with their friend Josh "Christmas Clapton" Rawson moved their base of operations to NYC and began busking in the subway stations to bring their organic...
  • Americana band Great American Taxi will be performing two shows in February

    Americana band Great American Taxi will be performing two shows in February

    Great American Taxi is an Americana rock band from Colorado. They are best known for their unique style of music which was created by former founding member singer/guitarist Vince Herman who founded the band in 2007 after leaving Leftover Salmon. Great American Taxi has released three studio...
  • Houndmouth will be touring Oceania in March to promote their new album

    Houndmouth will be touring Oceania in March to promote their new album

    Houndmouth is an American folk rock band from New Albany, Indiana. They best known for the hit single "Sedona" which has received a considerable amount of airplay during the past several months. Houndmouth has released two studio albums, their latest is 2015's Little Neon Limelight. Currently the...
  • Katie Garabaldi says ‘Follow Your Heart’

    Katie Garabaldi says ‘Follow Your Heart’

    Katie Garabaldi‘s most recent release overflows with love. With a title like Follow Your Heart would anyone expect otherwise? For those of you still not familiar with the artist, Katie Garibaldi is a San Francisco Bay area-based indie singer/songwriter and guitarist and winner of (among other...
  • The best Americana EP of 2015

    The best Americana EP of 2015

    The old saying goes “good things come in small packages”. While most of the attention in 2015 was given to full-length Americana releases by artists like Chris Stapleton and Della Mae, there was plenty enough quality in the EP release department to prove that old adage true. From relative...
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