Song Premiere: Cancion Franklin’s “American”is Trio With Soaring Vocals

Americana Highways brings you this song premiere of Cancion Franklin’s “American” from upcoming album Stone For Stone available today on Spotify. The song features Cancion Franklin on electric guitar and vocals, Teddy Motz on bass/keyboard/acoustic guitar and Medley Shabazz on drums.  The album was recorded and mastered by Ken Rich at Grand Street Recording in […]

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REVIEW: Fantastic Negrito’s “Please Don’t Be Dead” Contains No Throwaway Tracks

Fantastic Negrito’s “Please Don’t Be Dead” album on Cooking Vinyl records, for all intents and purposes, is autobiographical magnificence. Self written and produced, the tale it tells, is a vastly important one. It’s an acknowledgement of life’s troubles, but more importantly a celebration of life, and a testament of positivity in the face of adversity. […]

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REVIEW: After Years in the Wilderness, Cat Power Has One of the Year’s Best with “Wanderer”

A sense of promise has long surrounded Cat Power. Through all travails, through all the rough shows, her fans have stuck with her, because they knew she had incredible talent. Chan Marshall’s 10th album, Wanderer (Domino Recording), fulfills that promise, delivering everything she was always thought to be capable of, and more. Her husky, soulful […]

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Song Premiere: Holly Renee Allen’s “Picture” From Upcoming Album “Appalachian Piece Meal”

Americana Highways brings you this premiere track “Picture,” from Holly Renee Allen’s upcoming album Appalachian Piece Meal.  Produced by Marty Kearns and Richard Smith, the album features Allen on vocals, Richard Smith on guitar, Patrick Keese on fiddle, Martin Kearns on piano, with rhythmnists Colin Agnew on drums and Robert Henson on bass; and Becky Allen […]

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REVIEW: Marc Ribot’s “Songs of Resistance, 1942-2018” Resounds to the Depths of the American Soul

Once, after a show that included Steve Earle, I had an interesting conversation. The gentleman I spoke with disagreed strongly with Earle’s politics, but still enjoyed his music. For as vociferous as Steve can be with his view, this fan appreciated his attention to songcraft. With Songs of Resistance, 1942-2018 (ANTI-/Epitaph), Marc Ribot has made […]

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