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Posts Tagged ‘Americana’

The Likes Of Us: There are sparks of wonder that transcend “Roots & Wings” into the sublime

The Likes Of Us is a multi-genre Los Angeles duo comprised of singer-songwriters Benj Heard and Katrina Stone. The eclectic musical partnership, who have their very own venue and record/video making studio, have completed a ple...


Chris Sullivan: “By The Light Of The Radio” invigorates the crossover Americana and rock music scene

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Chris Sullivan grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where he fell in love with and began playing music.  I won’t try and dazzle you with big fancy words or catch-phrases that no se...



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David Vaters: “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” rises to amazing heights

“A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” finds David Vaters in top form. This is a beautiful complex album that highlights the full brilliance of David’s genius, as well as the serenity and wisdom of a long, full life. Th...



Will Diehl: “Give It Time” – a fluid nature and passionate storytelling

Will Diehl’s latest EP release, “Give It Time” beautifully walks the line between strong acoustic melodies and folk rock tendencies which capture the emotion Diehl puts into his tantalizing lyrics. The Manassas, VA singe...


David Vaters: “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 1” – a stalwart of the genre

This year Canadian born David Vaters released his first solo album “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 1” on Feb 17. It’s an ambitious project showcasing a cast of a-league musicians which include: Tom Hemby on guitars and...



Lyrics Of Two: “Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home” – love can overcome

In a seemingly indefinite era of violence and indifference, philosophers can prove to be radicals by simply telling us what we should already know. The problem is that, all too often, we just don’t care. Marie Helen Abramyan ...


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Dave Vargo: “Burning Through” – songs that hit you on multiple levels

The album “Burning Through” by Dave Vargo clearly deserves a 5 star rating, but just I want to get my two cents worth in there anyway. If you’ve listened to Vargo at all, you’ll know that he is an amazing song write...


Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” runs the gauntlet of emotions

When we listen to award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, Grant Maloy Smith, we often hear a shrug, a battered heart, and the steely reason of hard-earned wisdom all bundled into a single powerfully ragged voice that resonat...



Steady Work: “Identity Theft” – a new style breaking twist on things!

Dallas Schwake aka Steady Work, is an independent music artist based out of Colorado Springs, CO. Originally a Mississippi Native, Dallas moved to Colorado in 2012 where he attended the United States Air Force Academy. Instead ...


Dustin Steen: “Mixed Genres” – conveying subject matter genuinely and meticulously

With an onslaught of pressure from modern record labels to produce high-selling records frequently and consistently, and the need to secure a loyal consumer base, an artist’s ability to experiment and evolve with his or her s...