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New Country/Rock/Blues: The Kentucky Headhunters — ‘On Safari’

The Kentucky Headhunters — On Safari Label: Plowboy Records/Practice House Records They released their debut album, Pickin’ On Nashville, in 1989. Country music didn’t exactly know what to do with their new southern rock sound, but fans new they loved it and wanted more. Fast forward twenty-five years (and a Grammy award) and it should come … Continue reading

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‘Highway Prayer’: A Tribute To Adam Carroll Celebrates Singular Texas Tunesmith

Tribute album due October 28 on Eight 30 Records features James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleaves, Band of Heathens, Tim Easton and Aaron Lee Tasjan Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll, due October 28 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records, celebrates a true songwriter’s songwriter, a Texas tunesmith who has inspired both younger and older artists for nearly two decades. … Continue reading

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New Americana — Lauren Adams’ ‘Somewhere Else’

Lauren Adams — Somewhere Else With singer/songwriter Lauren Adams’ new album, Somewhere Else, the whole is not greater than the simple sum of its parts. Often, the instrumentation and arrangements alone provide more listening pleasure than the entire track. This makes for a mostly agreeable but sometimes frustrating experience. The highlights of the album are definitely the acoustic … Continue reading

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Marley’s Ghost Celebrates 30th Anniversary With ‘The Woodstock Sessions,’ Due Out July 15

Marley’s Ghost is the capable inheritor of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band. As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that’s steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.” A virtuoso aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan … Continue reading