REVIEW: Malcom MacWatt’s “Skail” Connects Scottish Emigration to Root Music

Skail (an old Scots word meaning to disperse, scatter and sail over water) is a three song EP written and recorded in MacWatt’s home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic. While not an American, Scottish Malcom MacWatt perfectly encapsulates Americana music, particularly the voice and sound of the Appalachian region. MacWatt plays all of the […]

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Interview: Producer Brad Jones on Hayes Carll and Visual Filmmaking as a Model for Songs

Americana Highways had a chance to talk to producer Brad Jones, who’s produced and/or mixed albums for Marshall Crenshaw, Chuck Prophet, Hayes Carll, Josh Rouse, Allison Moorer, Dolly Parton, Tommy Womack, the Autumn Defense, Tim Easton, John Prine, Justin Townes Earle, among many others. We really wanted to hear how he worked. AH: I saw […]

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REVIEW: Davis Raines’ “Turquoise and Silver” is Outlaw Americana

Davis Raines’ new album Turquoise and Silver was recorded at DMI Studio B Delta State University with production by Tricia Walker for Big Front Porch Productions. Along with singing, Raines played guitars, with producer Tricia Walker also supplying the album with keyboards, guitar, mandolin, percussion, and vocals. Additionally, Pamela Jackson provided vocals, Mark MacKenzie played […]

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