Top Picks: Editor’s Pick, 10 Highlights from Americana Fest 2018

Highlights from Americana Fest 2018. (if you see bolded words, click on them) Americana music by definition is quality music which often crosses boundaries as it creates new hybrid styles. So it’s a highlight when there’s innovation afoot, when expectations are defied, and when true epiphanies take place.   With the caveat that I missed […]

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Song Premiere: “Chasing Butterflies” by Edward David Anderson

Americana Highways brings you the premiere of this title track from Edward David Anderson’s upcoming release Chasing Butterflies, due to be released October 19th on Black Dirt Records. The record features Edward David Anderson singing and playing acoustic, electric & baritone guitars as well as banjo. The rhythm section is Jimmy Nutt on bass and percussion […]

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Video Premiere: Jesse Lacy/“Spring Owls”’ “Nobody Gives It Time” Provides Sanctuary

Americana Highways presents the video premiere of Jesse Lacy, aka Spring Owls’, “Nobody Gives It Time,” from his First Steps album.  The video features Lacy on guitar and vocals with Ginger Curry on back up vocals and was recorded by Tom Weikert and mixed & mastered by Rich Morpurgo at Midwest Audio Recording.  The video […]

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REVIEW: John Howie Jr.’s “Not Tonight” is a Country Breakup Album of Unusual Clarity and Emotional Resonance

Though the name John Howie Jr. may not be familiar, many readers will be familiar with his band, The Two Dollar Pistols. A collaboration in 1999 with Tift Merritt launched the solo career of that highly-regarded alt-country singer-songwriter. Though Not Tonight (Suah Sounds) is not a Two Dollar Pistols release, it is closer, sonically, to […]

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Video Premiere: Banjo Nickaru and Western Scooches Perform “A Hundred Miles”

Americana Highways presents the video premiere of “A Hundred Miles” (traditional bluegrass) by Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches.  The song features Betina Hershey on vocals, guitar and dancing; Nick Russo commanding the banjo and resonator with some dancing and foot stomping;  Kenny Kosek on fiddle and Emiliano Valerio on foot stomping, hand claps, and dancing: […]

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