Calvin has announced the 40 albums for the Best of Americana Music Shoe 2017!
A gospel-tinged acapella songby Rhiannon Giddens. in response to the massacre at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.
It’s a fun, groovy sound anchored by Gidden’s amazing voice. I think of her as the Nina Simone of the 21st century.
The featured album is Stripped Down Gussied Up by Pierce Edens. Plus Chris Stapleton, Coco Hames, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Giddens, John Moreland, & more.
Country rock from Vandoliers. Willie Nelson’s God’s Problem Child. Blues from Selwyn Birchwood. Soul from Don Bryant. Twang from Rachel Baiman & more.
Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens is a fine piece of music that amply demonstrates her voice and interpretation of several styles.
Lynne Hanson is the featured artist with two bluesy tracks from her Uneven Ground album. Plus John Moreland, Rhiannon Giddens, The Mavericks, Don Bryant & more
New music from Rhiannon Giddens, Jeffrey Halford & The Healers, Lynne Hanson, Mary Bragg, and John Moreland
Calvin weighs in on the nominations for the 2017 Americana Music Association Awards
New Orleans blues from Ted Hefko, a virtuoso jazzblues performance from Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Giddens turns in a virtuoso performance on Tomorrow Is My Turn, covering everyone from Libba Cotten, to Dolly Paton, to Odettea, to Nina Simone.