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14.04.17

Hello again. Next we have the smooth new album by singer-songwriter Andrew Combs. Enjoy! (US version here and version for AT, CH and DE here.) Andrew Combs – Canyons of My...

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07.04.17

Hey there. Are you in the mood for a traditional folk album? If yes, check out the latest release by Jake Xerxes Fussell and enjoy! Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the Natural...

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02.04.17

Morning. I’m back home again. From Friday: the well-received new album by veteran alt-country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Enjoy! (US version here) Rodney Crowell – Close...

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30.03.17

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by folk singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone. Read this review and enjoy! Sera Cahoone – From Where I...

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24.03.17

Hey. From last week: the sweet new album by singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. Enjoy! Pieta Brown – PostcardsFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
01.03.17

With Hard Love, the churning, confessional beauty of Strand of Oaks' last album, 2014's HEAL, is present, but there is an added ruthlessness. Hard Love delivers frontman Tim...

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26.02.17

Howdy. Here’s the solid new album by Old 97’s. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Old 97’s – Graveyard WhistlingFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
10.03.17

With Graveyard Whistling, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is his most comfortable self, mic-slinging in the stirrups of a rowdy, fleshed-out sound.  More

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25.02.17

Hey there. The powerful new album by folk/soul singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom HighwayFiled under...

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22.02.17

Hi. There are two updates coming your way today. First we have the new album by Son Volt. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! Son Volt – Notes of BlueFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

From the first moment of the achingly beautiful opener "Promise the World" we capitulate, our minds recalling some of the first moments we heard Anodyne from Son Volt precursor...

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11.02.17

Howdy folks. From yesterday: the new album by The Sadies. Genre: alt-country/garage rock. Enjoy! The Sadies – Northern PassagesFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

Hard-hitting, electric garage-a-billy rounds out the sweet panged steel and prophetic pluckiness of The Sadies' Northern Passages. From the blissed-out inclusivity of "Riverview...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

If every writer had a voice to match, it might be a different radio. With Stitch of the World, the eloquent Tift Merritt writes songs that play from the pages, her honey-textured...

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06.02.17

Hi again. From a recent Spotify update comes the catchy new album by Ron Gallo. Genre: garage/fuzz rock. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: Two more updates coming later today!) Ron...

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19.12.16

Hi. I’m taking a break for at least a week. I will be back sometime next week with my top albums of 2016 list. Now, here is the interesting concept cover album by The Devil Makes...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Loretta Lynn is an 83-year-old badass. For proof, hear the legendary Coal Miner's Daughter reinterpret one of her earliest singles, "Fist City." Lynn sings the tune, originally...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The Avett Brothers' ninth studio album, Tue Sadness, is a 51-minute collection of a dozen beautifully and brilliantly crafted tracks. From the opening chords of "Ain't No Man" to...

Clash review
09.11.16

A stormy and at times inspired debut...

Clash review
31.10.16

Alt-country veterans keep things fresh...

Under The Radar review
07.12.16

Kurt Wagner's ever-reliable Nashville outfit Lambchop hasn't been heard from since 2012's Mr. M, but last year Wagner and a couple buddies got together to release an excellent...

Under The Radar review
31.07.15

Considering the pitiful state of arena country, Jason Isbell is a damn messiah. Something More Than Free demonstrates Isbell's songwriting prowess and the honed power of his band...

Under The Radar review
11.06.15

At the time of writing, Mark Kozelek is a man embroiled in one of those Internet controversies they have now. At a recent London show, he accused a female journalist of wanting to...

Under The Radar review
02.02.15

There are a million and one songs about heartbreak in existence and while it is a universal, go-to theme, most of the results can often fall flat and generic. At its best, music...

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10.01.15

Hey. There is a storm brewing outside. This album – another one from late last year – will help me relax through the night. Genre: folk/blues/jazz. Enjoy Richard Lindgren! (Note...

Under The Radar review
23.12.14

The period between 1966 and 1968 saw Bob Dylan write and record some of the best material of his career. Those freewheelin' sessions where he laid down tracks with his pals in The...

Under The Radar review
14.10.14

Nashville 1995 captures Steve Earle at the tail end of his transition period from more traditional country guitarist to folk singer and roots rocker. More

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02.10.14

Morning friends. The new album by singer-songwriter Pieta Brown arrived earlier this week. Enjoy! Pieta Brown – Paradise OutlawFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Insound review
09.09.14

After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records). Entitled Single...

Punk News review
28.08.14

"Rock and roll's been very, very good to me/ The open road's the only place I wanna be," Rhett Miller declares in the six-minute opening track to the Old 97's tenth studio album...

Insound review
19.08.14

Bob Carpenter came close to being a major star. He received a glowing mention in Rolling Stone in 1970, recorded an album for Warner Brothers and had his songs recorded by Emmylou...

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10.08.14

Hello. The latest album by alt-country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Sunny Sweeney – ProvokedFiled under: 2014, Folk, Singer...

Insound review
05.08.14

Second album from the San Francisco / Chapel Hill-based country / folk band fronted by Avi Vinocur [The Stone Foxes]. They've shared stages with Shakey Graves, Rusted Root, Bombay...

Insound review
05.08.14

"Cory Branan is the greatest songwriter of our generation." - Chuck Ragan