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Jessie Baylin: Dark Place

by Ryan Reed on May 27, 2015
Sweetness and sexiness are often contrary concepts for a singer-songwriter, but that balancing act is the soul of Jessie Baylin’s fourth album. On “All That I Can Do,” the LP’s lushly...
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Giant Sand: Heartbreak Pass

by Michael Verity on May 26, 2015
After 30 years and almost as many records, one would think that Howe Gelb and his Sandpeople would run out of ideas. That is certainly not the case here, and the Troubadour of Tucson unbuckles his...
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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear: Skeleton Crew

by Michael Verity on May 22, 2015
The new darlings of the Americana world, the Kansas City, Mo.-based acoustic guitar duo of Madisen Ward and his mother, Ruth, are worthy of all the attention surrounding them. The younger Ward’s...
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WOLF!: WOLF!

by Mike Thomas on May 21, 2015
The whimsical brainchild of guitarist Scott Metzger, WOLF! embarks on an instrumental Fender Telecaster-led journey that snatches you off to a dingy, musky room from another era. The trio—Metzger,...
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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: The Weather Below

by Sam D’Arcangelo on May 20, 2015
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds perfect their take on soul revivalism with their newest release, The Weather Below. The album, produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy), opens with a...
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Eels: Royal Albert Hall

by Ron Hart on May 19, 2015
The last time Eels played Royal Albert Hall, they came strapped with track suits, a string section and a wall of guitar fuzz. After the band’s return to the famed London theater on June 30,...
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The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey

by J. Poet on May 18, 2015
In the last two years, The Milk Carton Kids—Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale—have thrived while logging endless one-night stands and garnering a Best Folk Album Grammy nomination for their...
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Cabinet: Celebration

by Dylan Muhlberg on May 15, 2015
While bluegrass diehards will enjoy Cabinet’s third studio release Celebration, few tracks are conventional. Still, these progressive acoustic tunes radiate nostalgia. Celebration contains an...
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Todd Rundgren: Global

by Lee Zimmerman on May 14, 2015
After a spate of recent releases that provided forays into cosmic cacophony, fearsome blues and radically redefined versions of the seminal songs he produced for others, creative chameleon Todd...
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Della Mae: Della Mae

by Michael Verity on May 13, 2015
There are no reedy-voiced folkie females playing prim parlor music here. The Boston-born, Nashville, Tenn.-based quartet of women called Della Mae play modern string music with muscle and...

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