REVIEW: Roland White and Friends’ “A Tribute to the Kentucky Colonels” Revisits Cornerstone of Bluegrass Classics

For most bluegrass enthusiasts, Roland White is considered a living legend and a virtuoso on the mandolin. His work with the Kentucky Colonels, featuring his brothers Clarence and Eric Jr., brought bluegrass to the forefront of the American folk revival of the 1960s. If you’re a novice and newcomer to bluegrass like me, Roland White […]

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Song Premiere: Daniel Champagne’s “The Great Dividing Range”

Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Australian Americana musician Daniel Champagne’s “The Great Dividing Range,” due to be released on November 2nd.  Produced by Tim McArtney (Asta), this is a stripped-down, bare bones recording of Champagne on an acoustic guitar and singing. Champagne has particularly emotive vocal intonations which render this song a very […]

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REVIEW: Wooks “Glory Bound” is Hand-Crafted Original Kentucky Bluegrass

Often overshadowed by its southern counterpart Tennessee, Kentucky has become something of a hotbed for the finest in the Americana, country and bluegrass resurgence the last few years. The Kentucky-based Wooks’ sophomore studio effort, Glory Bound, sees that train moving ever onward, but never losing sight of the hills and hollers they call home. Glory Bound was recorded by long time Elkhorn City, KY native, J.T. Cure, at Rickey Wasson’s Main Street […]

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REVIEW: Paul Kelly’s “Nature” is Homage to the Sublime, Nature and Mortality

Paul Kelly’s new album Nature (Cooking Vinyl) features Kelly’s acoustic guitar playing in bright tones, with hopeful clean sounds and easy rhythms sometimes meandering among the tambourine.  A host of musicians and artists contributed to Kelly’s album; among them Cameron Bruce on organs and pianos, Myee Clohessy and Xani Kolac and Lisa Stewart on violin, […]

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