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Is the end nigh for Americana?
Orlando Weekly  |  Chris Parker  |  06-01-2012  |  Culture

Joe Henry Creates His Own Dark Americana on 'Blood From Stars'new

Record-producer extraordinaire Joe Henry takes his own brand of pensive Americana a step deeper into the underworld on this dreamy and brooding album that just may be the peak of his career.
Tucson Weekly  |  Eric Swedlund  |  08-31-2009  |  Reviews

Shane Tutmarc Heads South to Search for His Soulnew

With his pencil-thin mustache and bowler hat, Tutmarc looks like he could be the star of a 1930s European film. But when he opens his mouth to sing, out comes a brass twang halfway between Dwight Yoakam and a young Steve Earle.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian J. Barr  |  06-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Seattle's Conrad Ford Finds Beauty in Highway 99new

The band is a hushed and ghostly Americana outfit cut from the same vintage fabric as Barton Carroll and Jesse Sykes.
Seattle Weekly  |  Hannah Levin  |  11-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'The Oxford Project' Uses Photography as a Kind of Time Machinenew

Ultimately, The Oxford Project is an homage to Americana, a photographic record of small-town America and the story of intertwined lives. It is about history, personal and collective, and that ubiquitous force: change. This book, like the facets of human features, is so intriguing, it is nearly impossible to put down.
San Antonio Current  |  Lyle Rosdahl  |  11-13-2008  |  Nonfiction

Indie Rockers Aren't Playing Americana, They're Playing Dress-Upnew

Don't be fooled by the faded denim and snap-button cowboy shirts.
Seattle Weekly  |  Justin F. Farrar  |  09-29-2008  |  Music

South Texas Destroyers Combine Diverse Backgrounds for Kick-ass Debutnew

South Texas Destroyers' beginnings come straight from the When Harry Met Sally handbook.
San Antonio Current  |  Clint Hale  |  09-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Eric Hisaw Explores a Childhood Fascination with the Carnie Lifestylenew

The glowing 13-track pseudo-concept record--Hisaw's lengthiest release to date--blends an old-school mix of rock, country, Americana, and pop.
San Antonio Current  |  Clint Hale  |  07-16-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Swindles on Songwriting, Senioritis, and the Nebulous Nature of Americananew

With a family, a day job, and 46 years under his black cowboy hat, Mitch Webb — particularly when it’s a gig-free week — doesn’t get out as often as he once did.
San Antonio Current  |  Clint Hale  |  06-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Sons & Daughters' Gamble Pays Offnew

The Gift finds Scott Paterson, singer-guitarist Adele Bethel, bassist Ailidh Lennon, and drummer David Gow giving their fans something that's decidedly different from past offerings.
The Georgia Straight  |  Mike Usinger  |  04-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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