Video Premiere: “Sweet Thursday” by Janie Barnett ft. Blue Room

Virginia native Janie Barnett cut her teeth on bluegrass festivals, church coffeehouses, and the American Folklife Festival.  When she met iconic Americana barnstormer and newgrass pioneer John Hartford at Folklife, so began her love affair with the alternate roots movement.… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Let’s Get Out Of Here” by Jamie McLean Band

In the midst of a cold and dreary winter, and just when the world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog’s shadow has predicted that there’s no end in sight, guitar-wielding blue-eyed soul man Jamie McLean comes through with a little ray of sunshine with… Continue Reading

Interview: Tommy Emmanuel

“It was a difficult birth,” laughs Tommy Emmanuel when asked if he was born with a guitar in his hand—not a far cry from the truth for the Nashville-based Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso. “I started playing at an early age. When… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/9/18

The Oh Hellos – Eurus EP Eurus, the second installment of The Oh Hellos‘ four-EP project inspired by the Greek mythological wind deities that bring the seasons, is out today. Throughout the series, there’s an overarching question being asked: “Where did… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Still Summer Sky” by Surrender Hill

On their recently released album, Tore Down Fences, husband and wife roots rock duo Surrender Hill venture into grittier lyrical territory and explore the past. Delivered from the perspective of lovers who have weathered many storms, individually and together, they… Continue Reading