Video Premiere: “Skipping Stone” by Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Songs can transport you to another era, to a place that echoes with memories whose rough edges have been smoothed by the passage of time. The wistful nostalgia of “Skipping Stone,” a tune from Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards’… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Since I’ve Been Gone” by Thor Platter

“The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras,” explains Cleveland-based singer/songwriter and loyal purveyor of Americana music, Thor Platter. “Above all, it is just good… Continue Reading

Album Review: The Infamous Stringdusters – Undercover Vol. 2

The Infamous Stringdusters, with their marathon touring schedule, have somehow found time to drop their 3rd release this year.  Undercover Vol. 2 offers an incredible follow-up to their highly-touted Undercover EP from 2015.  The album offers a way for the… Continue Reading

Album Premiere: “First Time Out” by Fanny and The Atta Boys

“It all just kind of magically fell together,” recalls Fanny (Tiffany Christie), frontwoman  and co-vocalist of San Diego-based vintage Americana outfit Fanny and The Atta Boys, of the creation of the band’s forthcoming record, First Time Out.  The material was… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Durango River” by The Railsplitters

Colorado-based boundary-pushing bluegrass outfit The Railsplitters will release their new album, Jump In, on November 10th, one which builds upon the progressive sound of their 2015 releaseThe Faster It Goes. Hours spent on the road gave the band a chance to… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Valerie June, Pilgrimage Music Festival

Taking the Pilgrimage Festival stage by storm, Valerie June played one of the most visceral and exuberant sets of the day. Even in the ninety-plus degree heat, the crowd was moving and grooving from beginning to end with her wit… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Shovels & Rope, Pilgrimage Festival

Charleston, South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope graced the main stage of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee recently and absolutely brought the house down. Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst have a connection and energy that can’t be… Continue Reading

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