Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/8/17

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues The Be Good Tanyas co-founders Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton gracefully wind their twangy way through rootsy folk and ragtime jazz, to soulful R&B and rollicking rock n’ roll on their new album,… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/1/17

Penny & Sparrow – Wendigo Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter follow up their acclaimed 2015 release, Let A Lover Drown You, with Wendigo, their brand new album out today via I Love You. Known for their cerebrally poignant lyrics and aching harmonies, this… Continue Reading

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, 5/19/17

Pokey LaFarge—Manic Revelations On his last album, Pokey LaFarge and his swoon-worthy trembling tenor seemed to celebrate the sounds of the late 1940s and early 1950s, and on Manic Revelations, out today, LaFarge has dipped a toe or two in the… 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, 4/7/17

Craig Brown Band–The Lucky Ones Forget Detroit’s Craig Brown released his debut full-length via Third Man Records (SWOON), and it’s a countrified hum-dinger. Equal parts honky-tonk hillbilly and dive bar derelict, Brown has crafted a rock and pedal steel-infused collection… 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