Song Premiere: Banjolectric’s “Perfect World”

Americana Highways brings you this song premiere of Banjolectric’s “Perfect World” from his upcoming release As Above, available on November 19. “Perfect World” features Gregory Mulkern on all instruments. Banjolectric combines innovative technical skill with raw gritty vocals to achieve an enchanting effect. You’ll be absolutely mesmerized by the eclectic blend. You can’t write a […]

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Springsteen Revisits ‘Western Stars’, Plus Rampart Records’ Singles, the Revelers, and New Riders of the Purple Sage

Bruce Springsteen’s moving and mesmerizing Western Stars, which I reviewed when it came out less than five months ago, enjoyed the success it deserved, though it perhaps wasn’t “#1 on charts in every continent on earth,” as a recent press release claimed. (They have record charts in Antarctica?) Now Springsteen has taken the unusual step […]

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Show Review: Tedeschi Trucks and Southern Avenue Band at Brady Theater

Tedeschi Trucks Band made their way back to Tulsa’s Brady Theater this past Tuesday night for yet another magical evening. Seemingly always touring, this year the Jacksonville based band is supporting their fourth studio release, “Signs” (see our album review here: https://americanahighways.org/2019/02/22/review-tedeschi-trucks-signs/). The past couple of years have certainly been tough for the band, fraught […]

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REVIEW: Joe Henry’s “The Gospel According To Water” is Solid as a Brick

When a relatively major artist/producer decides to record a raw stripped-down LP ala Springsteen’s “Nebraska,” it’s probably a labor of love rather than a straight-ahead commercial endeavor. But, Joe Henry, diagnosed with prostate cancer (in remission) obviously wanted to say something with special ingredients. Here, the 4-time Grammy winner’s 15th LP uses a few friends […]

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REVIEW: Rosu Lup’s “The Ranger” is Layered Sound and Storytelling

When you think “folk,” artists like Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul & Mary probably come to mind – unadorned vocals, spare arrangements and a sort of “hippie” vibe all around. But, like country and Americana, folk music has expanded its definition to accommodate different forms of storytelling. Philadelphia-based duo Rosu Lup describes itself as “dream […]

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