REVIEW: Buxton “Stay Out Late” Plays Experimental-Pop Flavored Americana

On their last album, Half a Native (New West/2015), Buxton began incorporating more pop into their alternative country-rock sound. Stay Out Late (New West), released this October, sees Buxton, inspired by Talk Talk’s 1991 post-rock masterpiece, Laughing Stock, evolving their sound in the direction of piano-driven experimental pop. Stay Out Late radiates warmth and pleases […]

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REVIEW: With “Wild Hxmans,” Christian Kjellvander expands strong catalog and breaks new ground

The Swedish faces of Americana may belong to the angel-voiced young ladies of First Aid Kit, but Christian Kjellvander stands at the heart of the Scandinavian Americana scene. A fixture since the mid ’90s, when he released the outstanding low-fi country rock album For Sale By Owner as a member of the Loosegoats, Kjellvander has […]

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Show Review: Steve Earle Plays Finale of Copperhead Road’s 30th Anniversary at OKC’s Tower Theatre

  “This is probably the last show we’ll ever play some of these songs.” Steve Earle and the Dukes brought the finale of their 30th anniversary tour of “Copperhead Road” to OKC’s Tower Theatre last week. Honestly, one almost got the impression that Earle is glad to be shelving some of this material again. Though, […]

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Song Premiere: Balsam Range’s “Graveyard Blues” From Upcoming Album

Americana Highways is pleased to present this song premiere “Graveyard Blues” from Balsam Range’s upcoming album Aeonic (Mountain Home Music Company), due to be released January 4th. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Scott Barnett, and features Caleb Smith on acoustic guitar and vocals, Tim Surrett on upright bass and dobro, Darren Nicholson […]

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