REVIEW: The Stray Cats Display Their Staying Power and Greatness On “Rocked This Town: From LA To London”

  In his 2016 book A Stray Cat Struts: My Life as a Rockabilly Rebel, drummer Slim Jim Phantom when speaking of his band the Stray Cats and their loyal fanbase, boldly declares “We will outlive many, many bands that sold more albums than we did ”, a statement which is gloriously borne out on […]

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Interview: Jeremy Squires Talks About His Songwriting Process And His New Album “Many Moons”

  Jeremy Squires is easily one of folk and Americana music’s most prolific singer-songwriters, having now released ten overall albums since 2006. Recently we spoke by phone about his songwriting process, his musical influences, and his new album Many Moons. Our conversation, edited for clarity and length is below. Americana Highways: How would you describe […]

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REVIEW: Xanthe Alexis Offers Up A Different And Beautiful Sound With “The Offering”

  On her new album The Offering, singer-songwriter Xanthe Alexis eschews the acoustic sound of her critically acclaimed 2016 debut effort No Time For War for a dreamier, more atmospheric soundscape where the two dominant instruments on the album are a drum machine and her captivating and expressive voice. The glorious result is one of […]

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INTERVIEW: Rench And R-SON, the Voice of Reason Of Gangstagrass Talk About Their Music and Their New Album “No Time For Enemies”

Gangstagrass is a multi-racial bluegrass/ hip hop group that is currently setting the Americana music world on fire with their new album, the brilliant and politically charged No Time For Enemies. Recently, by phone, I spoke with singer-songwriter and producer Rench, the mastermind behind the group, and R-SON, the Voice of Reason, one of the […]

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INTERVIEW: Kenny Roby Talks About His Songwriting Process, The Place Of The Artist in Society, and His New Album “The Reservoir”

  Kenny Roby has been a fixture in the Americana music scene since the early ‘90s when his band 6 String Drag helped define the nascent roots-based genre for the pre-internet listening audience. Recently, by phone, we spoke about his moving and wonderful new album The Reservoir, the songwriting process, and the artist’s place in […]

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