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Category Archive for 'Country Folk'

“In an era when bluster and overkill are the order of the day in both country and blues, Queen of the Minor Key is a reminder that this music at its best speaks to the wayward impulses of the human heart, and Eilen Jewell embodies that quiet, insistent voice as well as anyone making music [...]

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“Williams lets the songs burn slowly and sensually until there’s nothing left but smoke and ash.” –Chicago Tribune Check Our Catalog

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“High-lonesome folk, bare-boned Americana, and old-timey harmony numbers are the name of the game, and although the band’s use of vintage instruments makes for some fun Wikipedia sleuthing (what are “crotales,” anyway?), the spotlight remains on the songs themselves.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country.” –Chicago Tribune Check Our Catalog

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“The album winds up with trace echoes of all eras of Costello, but that’s only a reflection of how National Ransom is a masterwork in the traditional sense: he’s summoned all his skills to deliver an album that summarizes his world view.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Check Our Catalog “It was always clear that she was a folk-influenced singer/songwriter who found a way to coexist with Nashville rather than an artist whose first goal was landing singles on country radio. Now that Carpenter has left the major labels, she seems more than willing to let the country side of her musical [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The New Lost City Ramblers were instrumental in bridging the gap between the young urban folk musicians of the early ’60s, who embraced the form and feel of old-time American music, and the last of the great rural singers and players who had actually grown up with the music in its original [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Bingham isn’t an innovator, he’s a reanimator, and on Roadhouse Sun the 28-year-old breathes new life into alt-country clichés through the power of his weathered croon and his stiff-jangle arrangements.”–Entertainment Weekly

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Kendel Carson: Alright Dynamite

Check Our Catalog “Carson is the latest protégée of legendary songwriter (“Wild Thing”) and producer Chip Taylor. After a lifetime of writing rock and pop songs, Taylor reinvented himself as a folk/Americana performer a few years back and worked for several years as a duo with Carrie Rodriguez, who recently went solo. Taylor and Carson [...]

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