Category Archives: New Artists

Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2017

2016 was another great year for Americana and roots music, and 2017 shows signs that the great music will continue to come our way. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from last year makes…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2016

The year in musuc for 2016 is best defined by the classic Dickensian line from “A Tale of Two Cities,” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Mortaility cut a…

Jaason Isbell Leads Americana Music Award Nominees

(L-R) Ethan Jodziewicz, Sierra Hull, Kenneth Pattengale, Lucinda Williams, Joey Ryan, Margo Price, Jed Hilly. Photo by Sarah Como The nominees for the 15th annual Americana Music Awards and Honors was announced yesterday from the…

Record Store Day 2016 – Americana and Roots Music Picks

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of limited runs of the antiquated data storage device known as vinyl and once the scene of hipsters when it started in 2007, has helped fuel a surprising resurgence…

Buddy Miller & Friends’ “Cayamo Sessions At Sea” Sets Sail January 29

I was lucky enough to sit in on a couple of these intimate Cayamo sessions. The onboard Bliss Lounge was set up like a cozy living room that just happens to have top-notch headlining and…

David Cobb – The Man Behind The Roots Music Tide

Being a great record producer means striking a delicate balance between passion for music and staking out an objective distance. One tip toward the former and a heavy hand can interfere in an artist’s true…

Americana Music Festival 2015 Picks

Sleep deprivation, dehydration and perpetual joy at musical discovery are risks faced by attendees at the 16th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference this week in Nashville. But those voluntary perils are undertook gladly for…