Her clear strong voice, so simply backed, was sufficient given the quality of all the songs. She has the gift for melody with a Country pop sensibility.
Bill Carter’s self-titled album proves that a good song can stand on its own, without help from a roomful of musicians or an assist from studio trickery.
Lee Ann Womack’s ninth release continues her steady progression from Noughties mainstream Country star to Country Americana artist.
Two Different Worlds gives Ryan Koenig a long-overdue opportunity to demonstrate his own talents of songwriting and musicianship.
The effortless harmonies on You Don’t Own Me Anymore by The Secret Sisters are a pleasure to hear but to do it with such arresting beauty is truly a gift.
Judging by First Cigarette, Travis Meadows seems to have lived every lyric in your record collection.
Poor David’s Almanack by David Rawlings takes the listener on a journey to a half-forgotten country, that “old, weird America” where people struggle through wilderness to the promised land, return from the dead, and battle with devils.
Last Of The True qualifies Fauss for much wider recognition … a broad sweep of country, rock and roll, & folk
The Hollering Pines second album, Mansion Of Heartbreak, is a traditional Country joy.
Red Arrow by Christian Lopez is an album of country-rock tunes that are engineered to pop perfection. Every song has a hook…
Undivided Heart & Soul by JD McPherson, defies easy labeling, twisting various strands of rock and roll into a single package of heartfelt and soulful music.
On Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues, you’ll enjoy her effortless, easy paced seductive vocals, superb arrangements and stellar guitar playing.
Whitney Rose sings ballads with a voice that takes you right back to the 50’s or 60’s. But the album also reflects her struggles with contemporary issues
All the tracks are beautifully nailed and the simplicity of arrangement and production, which seemed a hallmark of 1960’s and 70’s FAME, is evident.
Swampland Jewels has something for both the long-time aficionado and the listener who is just curious to know more about this fascinating music.
You would be hard-pressed to find a better example of the diverse roots of Americana than Sherman Holmes’s The Richmond Sessions
Hallelujah Anyhow is full of intelligent lyrics and laid back singer songwriter/rock which nods to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and early 70’s Rolling Stones.
Instantaneously recognizable as the New Orleans sound – loud, loose, lots of brass, bluesy, a slightly slurred vocal and not least driven by a thumping bass
As Platt strutted her stuff up front the band shared ‘off camera’ grins and nods as they took their solos.
Forever and Then Some by Lillie Mae feels new & familiar, fusing country, alt-rock, bluegrass and pop music.