On this week’s episode I’ve got the first Grayson Capps album in six years and a sneak peek at the upcoming Wood Brothers album. Plus more new music from Mavis Staples, Shovels & Rope, Langhorne Slim, Thor Platter, Brother Roy and more.
Newly revisited editions of these albums with lots of bonus materials.
Kick off the New Year with a sneak peek at the upcoming Wood Brothers album, plus Grayson Capps, Mavis Staples and more…..
One of the legends at AmericanaFest 2017 this year was Bettye LaVette. Her show was one of the highights for me. She knows how to work the room with her tough as nails music.
On Take Time, Thor Platter displays an uncanny knack for writing songs that sound, on a first listen, like you’ve known them years.
This is the title track from Vivian Leva’s upcoming album Time Is Everything. You heard it here first folks!
Dave Alvin was one of my favorite shows from AmericanaFest 2017.
Calvin counts down #20 – #1 from the Best Of Americana Music Show 2017
No need to talk about the obvious top of the chart entry. It’s the entries in the middle of the list I find most interesting this month.
Calvin counts down #40-#21 from the Best of Americana Music Show 2017
Calvin has announced the 40 albums for the Best of Americana Music Show 2017!
Tony Ives’ Best of Americana 2017
Thoughts from Sue Havlish on the Best of 2017
On Champion, Nora Jane Struthers melds country twang and harder-edged rock sounds into a memorable set of tunes.
Nora Jane Struthers and her band perform “Each Season” from her Champion album.
She was one of the first to evolve blues & soul into that high energy secular sound that was later dubbed “rock & roll.”
If three-chords-and-the-truth is your kinda honkytonk, you are gonna love the new album from Laura Benitez & the Heartache on this week’s episode.
New music from Laura Benitez, Hot Texas Swing Band, reissues from Wilco and Chip Taylor, and an amazing harmonica instrumental album from Ilya Portnov.
an addictive blend of country, honky-tonk and Tex-Mex.
We can be grateful that she’s still out there telling it the way she sees it.