Premiere: “Blue Eyes Don’t Fail Me Now” by Jake Winstrom

“You’re coming to a fork in the road, how will you choose?” sings folkicana songcrafter Jake Winstrom in his new single, “Blue Eyes Don’t Fail Me Now.” With bright fiddle licks that match sweetly executed harmonies, it’s hard not to… 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

Interview: David Rawlings

“It’s always nice to play in the southeast,” says David Rawlings as he watches the snow fall outside of his east Nashville home and prepares to go on tour in support of his latest album, Poor David’s Almanack. “There are… Continue Reading

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