Adrian + Meredith – More Than A Little
With their brand new release, More Than A Little, Nashville-based duo Adrian + Meredith put a punk rock sneer on old-timey tunes that slice through the ever-present noise and offer a defiant and fresh take on early swing and jangly jazz. Featuring guest appearances from rootsy fixtures like Fats Kaplin (Jack White) and JD Wilkes (Legendary Shack Shakers), the album brings to mind a delicious little taste of the Squirrel Nut Zippers minus the hoodoo. Jimbo Mathus would be proud.
Silas Lowe – Wandering Father, Forgotten Son
Austin musician Silas Lowe has created a rootsy ode to his late father, Roy Michaels (founding member of Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys in the 1960s) with Wandering Father, Forgotten Son, his second album; after decades apart, the two were reunited in Austin. Lowe is continuing his father’s legacy as an Americana standout with this record, featuring six songs by Lowe and six songs written by his father. It’s poignantly fun.
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The Linemen – Close The Place Down
The newly revitalized lineup of ’90s Washington D.C. alt-country outfit The Linemen released its debut album Close the Place Down. The 10-song collection ranges from acoustic melancholy to twangy and electrified rockicana that invokes the musical spirits of artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, and the Rolling Stones.