Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 8/11/17

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native – self-titled With his new album, internationally acclaimed cellist, composer, singer-songwriter, and environmentalist Ben Sollee pushed the boundaries of our bluegrass-leaning imaginations; with his stellar accompanying string band, Kentucky Native, Sollee has corralled and incorporated… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 5/5/17

Rev. Sekou – In Times Like These Probably one of the most important and relevant albums yet of 2017, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou combines the blues learned during his youth–the sound and the experiences as well–with testimony-inspiring Pentecostal roots gospel. Sekou, a noted… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 3/17/17

Quiles & Cloud – Shake Me Now The San Fransisco-based rootsy folk outfit has released Shake Me Now, via Compass Records, a 12-song collection of somber stories and sultry swagger. Maria Quiles’ smokey vocals fit Rory Cloud’s gentle tenor in a celestial… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should  Be On Your Radar, 3/10/17

Sunny Sweeney–Trophy Sunny Sweeney is unafraid to tackle heaviness in her finely-crafted classic country-style songs—in the grand tradition of women like Loretta Lynn, who weren’t afraid to take someone to “fist city,” Sweeney sings of the choice to make a… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 3/3/17

The Kernal – Light Country There’s something refreshingly familiar about Light Country, the new full-length record from Jackson, Tennessee-based red suit wearing traditionalist, The Kernal, out via John Paul White’s Single Lock Records. With quick-witted lyrics that encompass everything from a knock-kneed ballerina who… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/24/17

Aaron Watson – Vaquero For the uninitiated, there’s country, and then, there’s Texas country. Veteran music-maker Aaron Watson‘s latest release, Vaquero, is a beautiful example of just that; between the radio-friendly tracks on the ambitious 16-song stunner are the real gems–songs like “They… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/10/17

Kory Quinn & The Quintessentials – Black Gold Blues EP In the grand tradition of socially aware folkies like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Kory Quinn calls out corruption and turns a critical eye to everything from capitulation to fossil fuel use,… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/3/17

Rose Cousins – Natural Conclusion The JUNO Award-winning Canadicana songstress‘ rich  voice brims with wisdom and depth while it gracefully dances and trips along each stunning verse. Hers is a voice that can make us fall in love and break our… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 1/20/17

Brushwood Songs & Stories – Norman Blake Brushwood Songs & Stories, out today via Plectrafone Records, highlights the celebrated and six decade-long career of prolific songwriter and master of all things stringed, Norman Blake, who has indicated that this may be his… Continue Reading