INTERVIEW: Stine Andreassen Of The Northern Belle Talks About American Music, Her Band, And Their New Album “We Wither, We Bloom”

  The Northern Belle is a Norweigan band who are pioneers of the Nordicana movement, which is a movement that combines their native Scandanavian folk music with American music forms and includes artists like Darling West, Daniel Norgren, Malin Pettersen, and others. Their latest album We Wither, We Bloom, which was released in late August […]

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INTERVIEW: Slim Jim Phantom Talks About His Musical Influences, Elvis, And The Origins Of The Stray Cats

Slim Jim Phantom is the longtime drummer of the iconic American rockabilly band the Stray Cats whose new career-spanning live album Rocked This Town: From LA To London was released September 11 on Surfdog Records. Recently I spoke by phone with this great American rocker about how he became a drummer, the significance of Elvis […]

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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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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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