Category Archives: Bands

Record Store Day 2018: Our Top 11 Americana/Roots Picks

It’s that time of year again. Time to rise your dead ass out of bed at the crack of dawn to stand in a line in the elements outside your favorite record still for limited-edition…

Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2018

2017 was another great year for Americana and roots music, and 2018 so far shows no signs that the great music is waning. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from last year makes plain…

Bermuda Triangle – Brittany Howard, Becca Mancari And Jesse Lafser – Announces Western U.S. Tour

The roots music supergroup Bermuda Triangle will begin its first tour of 2018 with a February 3 stop at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. The West Coast dates will bring also the band…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2017

Over that last 11 years of running this blog, roots and Americana has embedded itself as a fully realized and respected genre of cultural influence around the world. Bands and festivals from the UK, Australia,…

Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2017 – Americana and Roots Music Picks

To me the start of the holiday season comes on Record Store Day Black Friday event. Putting indy record stores on the forefront of holiday shopping by special, limited edition slabs of sweet, sweet vinyl…

Tonight we sail on a radio song – Tom Petty Tributes

Tom Petty’s music appealed to anyone who loved thoughtful and superbly performed songs, but he held a special place in the hearts of Americana and roots artists. In the wake of his untimely death of…