Video Premiere: David Burchfield “Ain’t Gonna Be Easy”

Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of David Burchfield’s song “Ain’t Gonna Be Easy,” from his recent release State to State, produced by Joshua James. This live version of “Ain’t Gonna Be Easy” features David Burchfield on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, and Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose on lead guitar & backing vocals. The video was produced […]

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REVIEW: Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar “The Reckless One” is One of the Best of 2020

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – The Reckless One With a nice muscular vocal by Canadian vocalist Samantha Martin & subdued but punchy horns & soulful Hammond organ the band Delta Sugar is superb. It’s planted in rich retro-sounding soil but infused with generous doses of modern Stax-Soulfinger notes. A pinch of 70s powerhouse horn-driven […]

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Video Premiere: Sean Harrison “Halfway From Nashville”

Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Sean Harrison’s song “Halfway From Nashville.”  This song is the title track of his recently released debut album, co-produced by Michael Brinson, Paul Carabello and Sean Harrison.  “Halfway From Nashville” is Sean Harrison on vocals; Michael Brinson on guitars and bass; Don Martin on drums; and Jerry Roller on pedal steel.  With […]

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REVIEW: Steve Bonham’s lively EP “Out of the Darkness” Proves the Link Between Americana and Anglo Musical Sentiments

Steve Bonham and the Long Road’s new EP Out of the Darkness is a mighty 4-songs released in October. The EP delivers celebratory high vocals, swift guitar work and up-tempo piano, all wrapped up in a folk music package with ribbons of British influences. The tracks are performed by Steve Bonham and The Long Road. […]

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Interview: Moment/o/us: Talking the Present of Presence with Charlie Parr: Abraham Smith (of the Snarlin’ Yarns) and Charlie Parr Interview Each Other

In an adventurous new twist for Americana Highways, here is one musician interviewing another:  Abraham Smith (of the Snarlin’ Yarns) interviews Charlie Parr; and as it evolves, they also interview each other. Abraham Smith is a poet, educator, and mischief-in-chief improviser in the Snarlin’ Yarns. His most recent poetry collections are Bear Lite Inn (New […]

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Song Premiere: Maria Shiel “Calling Me Back” (feat. Steve Wickham from the Waterboys)

Americana Highways presents this premiere of Maria Shiel’s song “Calling Me Back” (featuring Steve Wickham from the Waterboys) from her forthcoming album Fire in the Sea, available November 27.  Fire in the Sea was produced by Maria Shiel and Cesar Benzoni; engineered by Chris Crehan; mixed by Cesar Benzoni and Mark Hallman (Tracks 2, 3); and mastered […]

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