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‘An Article From Life’ — Lefty Frizzell Box Set, Stands As The Ultimate Collection Of The Country Music Hall Of Famer’s Music

Weighing in at an extraordinary 361 tracks, this 20-CD retrospective contains all of Frizzell’s LP, single and unissued session recordings, including newly discovered material, and a 264-page hardback biography. U.S. street date is October 19th. Bear Family Records has long showed its love for Lefty Frizzell. The award-winning reissue label compiled its first Frizzell compilation … Continue reading

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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