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The Gourds Deliver Their Music From a Ground-Level Perspectivenew

The whores, hitchhikers, metalheads and country gals who populate Haymaker!, the band's ninth studio release, come off unvarnished and real, set to a midtempo twang spiced with accordions, fiddles and piano that never gets ahead of itself.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  David Lee Simmons  |  01-21-2009  |  Reviews

'American Routes' Celebrates 10th Anniversary in New Orleansnew

Since its inception in 1998, the weekly two-hour exploration of American roots music, anchored by Spitzer's relaxed interviews, has grown from a modest national presence on seven stations to its current reach -- broadcast by roughly 200 stations as well as XM satellite radio.
Gambit  |  Alison Fensterstock  |  01-14-2009  |  Media

The Revamped Sounds, Songs and Suits of The New Familiarsnew

Charlotte, N.C.-based folk-rock outfit The New Familiars blends traditional roots music with energetic, modern sounds and great vintage suits.
Mountain Xpress  |  Alli Marshall  |  12-19-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson Give Us Some Authentic Roots Musicnew

There's very little that's "alternative" or precious about Rattlin' Bones, a thick slab of traditional American music.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  12-11-2008  |  Reviews

Los Cenzontles Blends the American Experience with Traditional Roots Musicnew

The Bay Area's brilliant-hued musical aviary boasts dozens of rare and exceptional hybrid ensembles, but none have risen from humble origins to scintillating creative heights like Los Cenzontles.
East Bay Express  |  Andrew Gilbert  |  11-06-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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

Donna the Buffalo Hits Double-Decade Milestonenew

Donna the Buffalo has fiddled, picked and sashayed its way through a journey of fine roots music. Make that American music.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Samir Shukla  |  09-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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