Category: Americana

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The Best Songs of 2015 (So Far): Matt’s List

It’s hard to remember when I listened to music less than I have in the portion of 2015 we’ve had so far.  Even when I was a kid, I’m sure I had more exposure to the sonant word from Sesame Street and Lambchop’s Play-Along.  But what I have found has been pretty gosh darn...

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Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 3/13/13

 (photo by Andrew Collins) This week’s episode of Bestest Songs is dedicated to one of my literary heroines, Wendy Roby, who wrote her last singles column this past Monday after four years of highlighting.  I’ve mentioned her a few times before in this feature’s short run, always borrowing a song or...

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The Cave Singers: “Naomi”

It’s hard to believe it’s been about two years since The Cave Singers released No Witch. I was just listening to “Swim Club” the other day. But, I’m always happy when they come out with something new. Naomi is due out March 5th. It’s sounding awesome and you can stream the whole...

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TWJ Interviews: Tristen

Before I saw her live, I had fallen for Tristen‘s 2011 album Charlatans at the Garden Gate for its earnest storytelling and melodic twang that showed the 29-year old Nashville transplant had strong songwriting chops. But when I witnessed her singing in person — heard her thoroughly impressive voice emerge...