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Pure Comedy, the good father told the New York Times, “is like a secular gospel album . . . about survival and love is the substance of survival”. He(...)

“It’s like the Laurel Canyon sound played by the kids who were smashing up the clubs a few years later,” is how producer Brett Gurewitz explains what (...)

Alynda Segarra is not the only member of New Orleans-based Hurray for the Riff Raff, but with due respect to her deliciously loose band, she is the on(...)

“I was depressed, lost and lonely, in a dark place. So the songs are a bit fatalistic.” Holly Macve ain’t kidding. She was born in Galway but “whisked(...)

“You can take my body/ You can take my bones/ You can take my blood/ But not my soul.” The shadow of slavery and racism falls on this fine second(...)

Jay Farrar has a voice fit for these tumultuous times. Big, sonorous, resonant, righteous, his voice carries such conviction that it is easy to fall i(...)

“Now I just break everything I touch . . . ” It is fair to assume that Duluth, Minnesota songwriter Dave Simonett, aka Dead Man Winter, was not in th(...)

Alyssa and Doug Graham are conscious of their debt to Americana’s rich history, but “we’re not trying to re-create anything; we’re trying to let the (...)

The album comprises mostly stripped-back tracks, including eight songs previously unreleased

“Mostly I hear experimentation, trial and error.” Gillian Welch is recalling her and partner Dave Rawling’s 1996 Americana landmark debut, Revival. He(...)

Singer-songwriters often use their personal lives for ammunition but spare a thought for the offspring when they suffer in their parents’ stories. Mar(...)

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