This Week in Americana

November 4 - 10, 2023

This Week in Americana is on Spotify. Featuring music from the current week, check out what's fresh and new in the Americana community all in one place with our Spotify playlist!
Jimmy Buffett
Equal Strain on All Parts
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Daniel Donato
Sterling Drake
Live From the Station Inn
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Vincent Neil Emerson
The Golden Crystal Kingdom
Full Cord
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Jon Dee Graham
Only Dead for a Little While
Kristen Grainger & True North
Fear of Falling Stars
Terry Klein
Leave the Light On
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Cat Power
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert
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The Resonant Rogues
The Resonant Rogues
Todd Snider
Crank It, We're Doomed
Chris Stapleton
    • With the band's first release post-pandemic, Driftwood returns with the folk-rock anthem and title track for their newest album, December Last Call (out in 2024). Listen here 

    • Hurray for the Riff Raff sings out in a final plea and pays homage to their late father on "Alibi" from their upcoming album The Past Is Still Alive (out Feb. 23, 2024). Listen here

    • With the announcement of his debut LP, longtime producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist John Leventhal shares two songs, "That's All I Know About Arkansas" and "JL's Hymn No. 2," from his forthcoming record Rumble Strip (out Jan. 26, 2024). Listen here

    • Woody Platt unites with Del McCoury for his first single as a solo artist, and they showcase their bluegrass and blues roots on Blind Willie McTell's "Broke Down Engine." Listen here

    • As part of the band's Apple Music Sessions, the Turnpike Troubadours cover John Prine's "Paradise" and two songs from their own catalog. Listen here
    • 49 Winchester announced their 2024 Spring Tour with the band's first stop scheduled for February 15, 2024, in Winston-Salem, NC. See full list of dates

    • John Craigie & Cat Clyde are traveling overseas to embark on their 2024 Australian Tour which begins on March 13, 2024, in Melbourne. See full list of dates

    • Colter Wall is hitting the road for his 2024 Little Songs Tour with the first show kicking off in Denver, CO, on January 11, 2024. See full list of dates
    Americana On Your Screen
    Black Pumas
    "More Than a Love Song" (Live on TODAY)
    Colby T. Helms &
    The Virginia Creepers
    "Daddy's Pocket Knife"
    Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
    “Midnight Heat”
    (Live on Later… with Jools Holland)
    Charles Wesley Godwin
    "All Again"
    (CBS Saturday Sessions)
    Gregory Alan Isakov
    Live on KEXP
    Sarah Jarosz
    "When The Lights Go Out"
    Zach Russell
    "Take Me Back to Tennessee"
    The Steel Wheels
    "Wait On You"
    New & Noteworthy News
    • Rachel Baiman joins the Travis Book Happy Hour podcast to discuss her musical evolution from a strictly technical fiddle player to realizing the imperfect human aspect of music-making and also looks to the future of equity in music and of our planet itself. Read more

    • “Ultimately, I think a song becomes a hit because it connects with people in a way that they want it to be the soundtrack of their lives. It has to make you cry, laugh, dance, or connect to the human experience on a deep level.” — Sarah Jarosz opens up about what makes songs resonate with the people listening them and how her own songwriting process(es) help her craft and evolve her songs from a conceptual seed to a finished work. Read more

    • “But at the end of the day, the reason that I sing and I think the reason anyone sings, is because it is a magical and medicinal way of expressing your soul, your spirit, your inner truth.” — Fresh off the release of her new album Queen of Time, Lindsay Lou shares the inspirations behind her most personal work yet and the liberation she felt creating the songs on the record. Read more

    • David Rawlings sat down with Analog Planet to discuss the special reel-to-reel tape edition of Gillian Welch’s The Harrow & the Harvest that he has produced, from essentially inventing a mastering and duplication system for the project to the nuance and delicacy required to translate music across different media. Read more

    • “We’re always standing on the shoulders of our predecessors. We’re actually in creative collaboration with everyone that we’ve ever listened to. We’re never making anything out of some sort of vacuum. That is a source of strength, courage and conviction.” — Allison Russell’s GRAMMY-nominated The Returner is a triumph of the spirit and soul for the artist, in large part due to her philosophy on creation and how that has shaped her life and career. Read more

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