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The Rightly So

By Stephen Chow Greg Zeis and Jess Chizuk are a perfect duo and their new self-titled album The Rightly So is nothing short of amazing. I love Americana and when it’s as good as this, I’m reminded of why. As The Rightly So, Zeis and Chizuk lay down just the right lyrics and just the […]

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Flight Feathers: Days Like These

By Lisa Waugh Babi Pal’s project Flight Feathers was created in his garage. He’s proud of that and he should be. Like many successful things created in garages, his latest record Days Like These is a fine testament to that American spirit. Pal’s music is rife with life lessons learned but is never burdened with […]

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Jess Wayne: Ride the River

By Jon Mason  Jess Wayne has certainly cut his own creative path. Only he hears this particular drumbeat. His new record Ride the River reflects his unique and earnest quest. His music feels vintage but enjoyably so. Definitely not dated. There’s a ‘70s honky tonk/lounge vibe running throughout the album. Wayne has a talent for […]

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Galapaghost: I Never Arrived

By Lisa Waugh Casey Chandler is a hell of a lyricist. And he’s funny. That’s the power behind his project as Galapaghost (clever name, that). I Never Arrived is soulful, intense, and quite on point. First off, the record is open and honest. “Somewhere” and “The Secrets Our Body Keeps” are both stirring and soothing. […]

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Midwest Soul Xchange’s New American Century

By Antiem Boyd If you’re looking for that straight from the core of the Earth sound in your folk and Americana, Midwest Soul Xchange’s New American Century will satisfy. Rustic, organic, and an epic nearly-orchestral approach to the genres, Midwest Soul Xchange is carving out their own path. The duo of Nate Cherrier and Ryan […]

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Ban Hatton’s Walls

By Rhin Howard A road album, an inward journey record, Ban Hatton’s folk Americana record Walls is about movement in any sense of the word. The young artist has discovered an old voice within himself. His music feels war protest era. The themes regard the wars that rage within ourselves. Walls is thoughtful, heartfelt, and […]

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Jas Patrick’s Inky Ovine, a Study In Music Independence

By Stephen Chow Jas Patrick is the old rodeo poster for the modern day indie artist. Wishing to focus on pure music creation, Patrick built a recording studio in his spare bedroom in Nashville, piece by piece. He and engineer Brad Bass embedded themselves in the home studio and the end results are pretty fucking […]

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Ben Lorentzen, America in Three Acts

By Antiem Boyd Ben Lorentzen is after you having an experience with his latest record America. The self-labeled ”Acoustic Pop Noir” artist is highly skilled at telling stories. Every track on his latest record America is its own little movie, complete with three acts for each song, all gorgeously rendered. The first tendency is to […]

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The Liquorsmiths ‘This Book Belongs To’

The Liquorsmiths: This Book Belongs To By Antiem Boyd Wow. The Liquorsmiths win for that band name. They also win for their new record This Book Belongs To. Start to finish, there’s so much to enjoy. Lyrics, melody, music crafting, production. The Liquorsmiths nail it with this album and deserve a very rare 5 stars. […]

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Ajay Mathur’s Wild Ride with ‘9 to 3’

Ajay Mathur : 9 to 3 By Antiem Boyd Who’s up for a little Jimmy Buffett and George Harrison via Ajay Mathur? Mathur’s new record 9 to 3 is an impressive 15-track album. Parts country, Americana, and old school Southern rock, Mathur demonstrates that he’s a talented songwriter. The songs run the gamut from upbeat to […]

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Jared Deck Unleashes “17 Miles”

Jared Deck: “17 Miles” By Stephen Chow June 9, 2015 If you’re looking to get your Bruce Springsteen or Mellencamp on, Jared Deck has got you. His new single “17 Miles” gets the blood pumping, the engines revving, and the wind machine…uh, winding just in time for a red hot American summer. Raucous, old school […]

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How a Tuna Sandwich Inspired a Song for The New Investors

by R.B. Sloane The New Investors “Atún” from digital The New Investors are a fresh blast from Denmark, bringing new fans their special brand of psychedelic surf and cocktail soundtrack, full of big sky, big water and an ocean of talent. The single “Atún” gives a hint at what The New Investor’s record digital is […]

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