Category Archives: alt.country

Watch Out! Sturgill Simpson: “Turtles All the Way Down” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Last night Sturgill Simpson performed his trad-country, psychedelic-tinged song about chemical enlightenment. As always, the man and his fantastic band, nailed it. With appearances on David Letterman and Conan it’s becomes a of late night…

Ryan Bingham Announces New Album, ‘Fear and Saturday Night,’ Streams New Song ‘Broken Heart Tattoos’

2015 is shaping up to be another great bounty year for Americana and roots music and singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has just sweetened the pot. Bingham’s follow up to 2012’s “Tomorrowland,” and his fifth studio release,…

2015 Americana Album of the Year Grammys Predictions

Grammy nominations are a few months away but the topic of performers that might be up for an Americana Album of the year nomination – meaning releases between Oct. 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014…

Watch Out! Shakey Graves – “Dearly Departed” on Conan

Check this rousing performance of Austin’s Shakey Graves’ “Dearly Departed” from Conan last night. Shakey (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is accompanied beautifully by vocalist Esmé Patterson, who has her own new album entitled “Woman to Woman.” “Dearly…

Omnivore Recordings To Release Expanded 20th-Anniversary of Old 97’s debut ‘Hitchhike to Rhome,’ November 17

When discussing the pioneers and legacy of the alt.country movement Dallas’ Old 97s have to be on the short list of most influential, and enduring, roots rockers to ever till that field. The band’s indy…

Watch Out! Christian Lee Hutson – “Dirty Little Cheat” [VIDEO PREMIER]

Christian Lee Hutson, 24-year-old Nashville-via-Los Angeles roots singer-songwriter, has released a video for his song “Dirty Little Cheat” from his David Mayfield produced album “Yeah Okay, I Know” (Trailer Fire Records) “Dirty Little Cheat” is…

Watch Out! Lucinda Williams – “Protection” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Lucinda William took to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, clad in badass black leather, to perform her new soul-soaked song “Protection.” Lu gave a swaggering performance along her guitar-slinger the Wallflower’s Stuart Mathis. And…

AmericanaFest 2014 – All the roots put together

It was fitting that on the eve of AmericanaFest 15 I should run into Rob Bleetstein. Let me explain. Bleetstein is man partially responsible for “Americana” being used as a qualifier for “music.” As editor…