Posts filed under: Roots/Americana

American Aquarium “All I Needed” (2022)

American Aquarium's new album has an answer for when life's getting you down: all that's needed is a song.... Read More

Dance Week / The White Buffalo “Modern Times” (2015)

The White Buffalo with an exhausting two-and-a-half minute performance of...dance?... Read More

Dance Week / The Lone Bellow “Time’s Always Leaving” (2017)

The Lone Bellow give us a few happy minutes of someone dancing like nobody's watching (but fortunately we are).... Read More

Billy Strings @ The State Theater

An electric performance by an acoustic superstar: Bluegrass wunderkind Billy Strings live in Portland, Maine.... Read More

Jason & The Scorchers “Absolutely Sweet Marie”

Jason & The Scorchers influenced scores of future bands by blazing an alt-country trail. And they started it all by covering Bob Dylan.... Read More

David Lindley “Mercury Blues” (1981)

A guy you’ve heard on records a thousand times but didn’t know it was him, this maxi-instrumentalist's song became the perfect opener for a particular Playlist request.... Read More

Bottle Rockets “Better Than Broken”

I lost one of my best friends of the last 20 years this week, the Bottle Rockets, when the band stunningly announced that they were calling it quits. The decision actually came solely from the group’s ornery but always inspirational..... Read More

Paul Thorn “Bull Mountain Bridge” (2012)

With 'Bull Mountain Bridge,' Gospel-rooted Paul Thorn has a positively jubilant, uplifting tune about a cold-blooded murder. Rejoice!... Read More

Lone Justice “I Found Love” (1986)

Fireball Maria McKee led Lone Justice to a meteoric arrival. Two years later they were down in flames. But some scorching tunes remain.... Read More

Alejandro Escovedo “Bottom Of The World” (2012) [performed 2016]

You never know where you might meet up with a famous musician at South by Southwest, maybe even the granddaddy of the festival.... Read More
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