Video Premiere: Jonathan Byrd’s “Temporary Tattoo” Video from “Pickup Cowboy”

Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of  Jonathan Byrd’s “Temporary Tattoo” from his recent release Pickup Cowboy.  The album features Jonathan Byrd, Johnny Waken, with Paul Ford (cello, bass),  Joanna Miller (drums), with Alexa Dirks and Andrina Turenne contributing vocals. Pickup Cowboy was recorded by Jerry Brown at The Rubber Room in Chapel Hill, […]

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REVIEW: With Back Roads and Abandoned Motels, Gary Louris Highlights His Bandmates’ Talents

In discussing his own addiction to opioids with the Twin Cities Pioneer Press a few months after Prince’s untimely painkiller-related death in 2016, Gary Louris confessed to its having brought him to the realization — following the band’s brief, unfortunate reunion and quick re-divorce from former collaborator Mark Olsen — that he already had “the […]

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Song premiere: Todd Burge’s “Don’t Water My Whiskey Down” From Forthcoming Album “Your Reflection Will Kill You”

Americana Highways brings you this song premiere of “Don’t Water My Whiskey Down” from Todd Burge’s upcoming release Your Reflection Will Kill You, produced by Don Dixon (James McMurtry, REM).  The album features Todd Burge on vocals, steel string guitar, harmonica and ukulele; Ryan Kennedy on nylon string guitar and vocals;  John Inghram on upright […]

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REVIEW: The Gibson Brothers’ “Mockingbird” Mixes Early Influences with Standout Originals

If this music we call “Americana” has shown us one thing, it’s the fact that country- and rock-tinged musicians need to increasingly change their approach. There’s no “traditional” sound in modern music. With that need to adopt in mind, the new release from the Gibson Brothers, Mockingbird (Easy Eye Sound), largely trades in the sound […]

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Double Song Premiere: Shawn Mullins Re-Records “Soul Child” for “Soul’s Core Revival” Both Acoustic and Electric

Americana Highways is excited to bring you this double song premiere of Shawn Mullins’ “Soul Child,” in both acoustic and electric versions.  Mullins’ has re-recorded his 1998 smash hit album Soul’s Core Revival, due to be released on November 16.  The release will come as a double CD package with two full versions of Soul’s Core: […]

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