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  • Run Boy Run to release 'Something to Someone,' play Halloween show at MIM

    Run Boy Run to release 'Something to Someone,' play Halloween show at MIM

    One of the premiere Americana bands on the scene today comes from right here in Arizona. And Phoenix area fans have a chance to see Tucson-based Run Boy Run --- fiddle and guitar player Matt Rolland, cellist and singer Grace Rolland, fiddle player and singer Bekah Sandoval Rolland, mandolin player...
  • The Far West plays earnest country music

    The Far West plays earnest country music

    Bands in a city like Los Angeles are a dime a dozen. That's nothing against the bands. In fact, it says a lot about bands here that they try to navigate their way through the countless bands that are trying to get noticed. Since bands are so plentiful, it can be a little overwhelming to try to find...
  • Christian Lopez Band, sharp new act on the scene, debuts first video on CMT

    Christian Lopez Band, sharp new act on the scene, debuts first video on CMT

    The Christian Lopez Band is led by a young man who is just 19 years old, but don't let his age fool you. Lopez is already a master singer/songwriter on the Americana/Alt Folk/Country Rock scene, as demonstrated by his group's debut EP, "Pilot," released just last week (October 14th) on Blaster...
  • Best of Street celebrates the street musicians of New Orleans

    Best of Street celebrates the street musicians of New Orleans

    It's probably easy for music reviewers to become jaded even though they constantly get to hear new music that they would not encounter otherwise. The trouble is that reviewers receive a lot of music that sounds like a lot of other music. That being said, sometimes as a writer you come across...
  • Get to know local Americana band Hank and Her Ponies

    Get to know local Americana band Hank and Her Ponies

    If you've ever read the words of your humble narrator, you'll know that a recurring theme is that bands should have a unique and memorable name. Hank and Her Ponies is a band that has most certainly done that. Suffice it to say that you won't get a lot of irrelevant similar results when you do a...
  • The country-infused rock-n-soul of The Damngivers

    The country-infused rock-n-soul of The Damngivers

    The Damngivers is an Americana band from Long Beach. It blends elements of country, Americana, rock, and soul. Gerry Gomez (guitar, vocals) discusses the band's sound, the Americana scene in Southern California, and the best setting for listening to the band. AXS: How do you describe your music for...
  • Old Crow Medicine Show still practicing its musical medicine

    Old Crow Medicine Show still practicing its musical medicine

    If you love Americana Music, you will love the fact that the band, Old Crow Medicine Show is alive and well after being discovered by Doc Watson over a decade and a half ago. Not only are they alive and well, but they will be performing in Memphis, Tennessee's premiere theatre, the Orpheum on...
  • Get to know singer-songwriter Anna Maria Rosales

    Get to know singer-songwriter Anna Maria Rosales

    When you look at the ReverbNation page for Anna Maria Rosales, you'll see a list of artists with whom she has sung and played. It's a pretty good list, and it shows that Rosales has been in demand as a collaborator. However, when you listen to her tunes, you'll notice that she does a pretty good job...
  • Get to know Los Angeles band The Conlons

    Get to know Los Angeles band The Conlons

    Americana is a broad category of music that encompasses styles ranging from bluegrass to alt-country. No matter where you slot it specifically, it all kind of traces its roots back to folk music. One Los Angeles band that traces its roots back to the folk of the '60s is The Conlons. If you go to the...
  • We like to make people dance: an interview with The Raven Claw Hammer

    We like to make people dance: an interview with The Raven Claw Hammer

    The Raven Claw Hammer is a four-piece band that blends various forms of Americana and adds a dark twist. Krisanna (banjo, vocals) and Jayson (bass) discuss the band's sound, the essence of a song by The Raven Claw Hammer and returning to music after a two-year hiatus. AXS: Describe your music for...
  • Robert Earl Keen brings 3 decades of music to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

    Robert Earl Keen brings 3 decades of music to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

    Robert Earl Keen, who released his first vinyl album No Kinda Dancer 30 years ago, will perform his unique brand of musical storytelling in the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Sept. 30. Keen’s music has been described as part of the Americana movement singing his original songs that embrace folk, country...
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