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New Country: Mike Aiken — ‘Wayward Troubadour’

Mike Aiken — Wayward Troubadour There’s nothing wayward about singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Aiken’s new album, Wayward Troubadour. It is not difficult, nor stubborn. In fact it is entirely agreeable. There are moments of unpredictability, however, but they only add to the refreshing quality of this sunny collection of songs. The troubadour label fits, with Aiken clearly an … Continue reading

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New Americana: The Nouveaux Honkies — ‘Loud In Here’

The Nouveaux Honkies — Loud In Here The Nouveaux Honkies’ latest album consists of a duo that feels like a single artist—Tim O’Donnell (vocals, guitar, drums, bass, mandola, Rhodes), and Rebecca Dawkins (vocals, violin)—along with a few other talented players on various tracks (Pat Manske, Nate Rowe, Bill Kirchen, Chris Gage, Ephraim Owens, Lloyd Maines, … Continue reading

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David Davis & The Warrior River Boys — ‘Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole’

David Davis & The Warrior River Boys — Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole There’s nothing but good news when it comes to old-time acoustic music these days. Especially with the Rounder Records release of David Davis & The Warrior River Boys’ Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole. The collection of songs pays tribute to … Continue reading

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Buck Owens’ Last Capitol Album Will Finally Be Released, Via Omnivore Recordings, On August 17

Recorded in 1975, the artist’s last intended Capitol set features his final two singles for the label. Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Buck Owens Estate, will release Country Singer’s Prayer, Buck Owens’ final Capitol album from 1975, which has remained unissued until now. Street date for CD and Digital is August 17, 2018. By … Continue reading