“I’m Gonna Be Needing This on Vinyl” and “Stopped Me Dead in My Tracks” Top 10 of 2018 Lists (with Playlist) by Andy Gulden

Andy Gulden is a Senior Writer at Americana Highways and has written multiple and various reviews this year, always adding a more than a touch of humor and warmth.  This is his 2018 year-end roundup list:  (Click on the artist names for more info; playlist is at the bottom.) The “I’m Gonna Be Needing This […]

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REVIEW: Becky Warren’s “Undesirable” Chronicles Real Lives of Homeless in Top Album of the Year

For her debut album, War Surplus, Becky Warren crafted a fantastic collection of biting, haunted songs inspired by the true-life stories of veterans and the people who fight to love them. How to follow that up? The Nashville singer-songwriter (and part-time Jeopardy contestant) has doubled down on last year’s effort with Undesirable, songs detailing conversations […]

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REVIEW: “Live From the Ryman” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Reproduces Fanboy (and Fangirl) Experience

Live albums are a tricky business. They’re made mainly for hardcore fans, they rarely contain new music, and they attempt the impossible – reproducing the concert experience on the listener’s turntable or smartphone. Can’t be done. With that being said…a live album CAN serve as an approximation of an amazing musical evening. Live From the […]

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