Video Premiere: “Sideways (Live at The Lafayette Hotel NYE)” by Creature and The Woods

Today, San Diego indie folk collective Creature and The Woods, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Roger Molina (Noise Ratchet), Dan Cervantes on guitar and pedal steel (Howlin’ Rain, Mrs. Henry), Justin Rodriguez (Counterfeit) on bass, Jody Bagley (Mrs. Henry) on… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Hot Southern Nights” by Swearingen & Kelli

The “good old days”–like fine wine, memories get more robust with time, the rough edges of circumstances smoothed out by its passage, leaving the best parts behind. In their new video “Hot Southern Nights,” Americana duo Swearingen & Kelli pay… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Two Way Street” by Annie Bacon & her OSHEN

In the English vernacular, we often refer to the action behind an idea as a “two-way street”–loyalty, relationships, communication, they all seem to fit into that concept. In her new single “Two Way Street,” Michigan-based singer-songwriter Annie Bacon contends that… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “All The Hornets Burn” by Michael Thomas Howard

“These songs just needed to come out, and there was no other way to go about it,” says folkster Michael Thomas Howard of his forthcoming release All The Hornets Burn, out November 16th via Soundchest Records. With deep roots in… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Rattling My Bones” by Brian Pounds

“If you don’t like this video, then I’ve wasted 1/4 of my life savings,” laughs Brian Pounds of “Rattling My Bones,” his newest release. The song appears on the quick-witted Texas-based singer/songwriter’s 2017 album, Southern Writer; in personal protest against… 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

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

Video Premiere: “Miracle” by New Reveille

These days, having a banjo in your band doesn’t make you Americana. All the elements have to be in place—stellar songwriting, outstanding musicianship, creative innovation, and a unique ability to connect with those who listen. Raleigh, North Carolina-based Americountry outfit… 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