Album Review: Great Peacock – Gran Pavo Real

Anthemic acoustic guitar riffs mixed with contemplative finger-picked melodies. Lyrics spanning from reflective to whiskey-drunk. Dramatic vocal builds alongside gentle harmonies. Waves of folk crashing against shoals of rock and blues. Together, these traits define both the heart of Americana… Continue Reading

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

“Please Don’t Leave Me Like This” – New Music from Edward + Jane

It goes without saying that feelings are complicated things; even the idea of discussing them strikes fear in the hearts of the strongest. While words may fail to adequately describe an emotion itself, its effects are far-reaching and most of… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Waiting For Change” by Emily Mure

On her recently-released album Worth, New York City-based folkster Emily Mure sings of a journey of personal healing. With an ethereal voice that could quiet the noisiest room, Mure delivers the poignantly personal in the most relatable of ways. Ahead… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The Contenders

Part listening room, part laid-back, boozy music club, Nashville’s The Basement was the perfect place for me to get to know The Contenders. Featuring two seasoned vets of the music scene–Jay Nash on guitar and Josh Day on drums–the Americana-Folk… Continue Reading