Video Premiere: J.D. Wilkes’ “Rain and Snow” Features Innovation Via Cow Skulls

Americana Highways is honored to bring you this delightful video of J.D Wilkes performing the traditional “Rain and Snow.” The recording is from his recent critically acclaimed album released earlier this year Fire Dream (Big Legal Mess) — co-produced by Bruce Watson and Jimbo Mathus.  [For our review of this album see here:  REVIEW: J.D. […]

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Video Premiere: Erica Blinn’s “When I’m With Suzie (I Do What I Want)” From “Better Than Gold”

I grew up listening to rock and roll songs sung mostly from the male perspective because, let’s face it, women were and still are underrepresented in rock and roll. When I was a teenager learning and performing songs that were originally sung by men, most of the time, I would choose to sing the song the way it was written, without changing the words to maintain a heterosexual narrative. It continues to be important to me to write and sing songs in a way that offers more than one viewpoint of love and sexuality.”

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Video premiere: Mike Aiken’s “Nashville Skyline” from “Wayward Troubadour” Album

Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Mike Aiken’s “Nashville Skyline” from his recent album Wayward Troubadour (Northwind Records).  There is an additional bonus track of “Put a Sail on It” track 12 on the vinyl release that came out October 26. Aiken says: The release on vinyl was made possible as part of […]

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Song Premiere: Tellico’s “The Ballad of Zona Abston” From Forthcoming “Woven Waters” Album

Americana Highways is pleased to present this premiere of “The Ballad of Zona Abston” from Tellico’s upcoming album Woven Waters.  This song was written by Anya Hinkle, and features Hinkle on guitar and vocals, Greg “Stig” Stiglets on bass, Aaron Ballance on dobro, Jed Willis on mandolin and John Doyle on bouzouki. This is a […]

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Show Review: Stars Aligned when Ray Wylie Hubbard Played Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom

There are times when the stars align and an iconic musician plays at an iconic venue. That was the case last Friday night when musical legend, Ray Wylie Hubbard played the equally iconic Cain’s Ballroom. A diverse crowd attended the show, with twenty-somethings perching on bleachers and couples in their twilight years crowding around tables […]

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