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Emily Duff

Razor Blade Smile

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The Secret Sisters

Quicksand

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The Flatlanders

Treasure of Love

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Tylor & The Train Robbers

Non-Typical Find

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Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones

Here to Tell the Tale

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By their own admission Track45 hails from a town that is "big enough for a WalMart and a Waffle House, but not a Target or a Starbucks." Ironically, Meridian, Miss. (population (41,148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony-driven sibling trio of Track45 includes Ben Johnson and his infectiously bubbly sisters Jenna and KK.
It was only fitting that Lindsay Ell had Lauren Alaina as a guest on her recent livestream concert. Alaina penned the song "Crashing The Boy's Club." That is exactly what Ell is doing using her Stratocaster as a battering ram. Men have disproportionately occupied lead guitar, vocals
"Right Now" is where Americana/bluegrass band Twisted Pine is at - a compelling reason to believe that traditional music will continue to grow.
Back with her first disc in a dozen years, Heidi Newfield breaks out of the box with 'The Barfly Sessions, Vol. 1.'
It's been awhile for Pam Tillis - 13 years since her last solo album - but the singer is back in action.
Sierra Hull faces the challenges of making music during a global pandemic...it wasn't easy.

Concert Reviews

Russell makes her case

Allison Russell may have headlined the closing day on Sunday at Newport Folk Festival's Folk On, but her mid-afternoon performance was a showstopper and easily the highlight of the day. Russell released a solo album, "Outside Child," in May , detailing her troubled upbringing in Montreal ...

No headlining gig for Rateliff, no matter at Newport Folk

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats never got the headlining set at Folk On, this year's version of the Newport Folk Festival that they deserved. On Friday, Rateliff et al were slated to close out night one, but the night ended early before they hit the stage due to weather problems. ...

Strings, Yola shine on day 3 of Newport Folk

If a music fan had to place a label on day three of the Newport Folk Festival, one would have to place the moniker "Year of the Woman." That was made clear by the number of women on the bill throughout the day along with the closing headline effort of Allison Russell's Once and Future ...

Newport Folk Fest returns - Price, Ida Mae shine

Newport Folk Festival Executive Director Jay Sweet got the ball rolling right at high noon with the words "Happy New Year." It may not have been Jan. 1, of course, but Sweet obviously was referring to the chance for the Newport Folk faithful to gather as a community once again following last ...

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