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This Week in Americana

March 18 - 24, 2023

Eric Bibb
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Boys Club For Girls
Boys Club for Girls
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Darling West
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Steve Dawson
Eyes Closed, Dreaming
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Dom Flemons
Traveling Wildfire
Andrew Gabbard
Cedar City Sweetheart
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Nickel Creek
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Ellie Turner
When The Trouble's All Done
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Two Runner
Modern Cowboy
Ally Venable
Real Gone
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Wilder Woods
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Stephen Wilson Jr.
bon aqua (EP)
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    • Arkansauce kicks into high gear on the snappy bluegrass cut “My Home in Arkansas” from the band’s newest album OK to Wonder (out Apr. 21). Listen here

    • Vowing to leave his hometown, Ian Jones wrestles with the idea of a fresh start on “Rollin” from his forthcoming project Results Not Typical (out Apr. 7). Listen here

    • Striving to uplift women's voices, Roberta Lea sings powerfully on the fully tracked roots anthem “Too Much of a Woman.” Listen here

    • Leroy From The North leads in with heavy blues riffs on the gritty “Youngblood” from his upcoming record Toughen Up (out June 16). Listen here

    • Grace Morrison shares the intimate storytelling of her familial history on “Broken Things” from her newest LP Maybe Modern (out Apr. 14). Listen here

    • Lukas Nelson and POTR invite Lainey Wilson to duet on the fun-loving, retro vibe “More Than Friends” from his forthcoming album Sticks and Stones (out July 14). Listen here
    Jackson Browne announced his 2023 Summer Tour, which is set to kick off on June 3 in Columbus, OH. See full list of dates
    Americana On Your Screen
    Darin & Brooke Aldridge (feat. Ricky Scaggs, Mo Pitney & Mark Fain)
    Alison Brown (feat. Steve Martin)
    "Foggy Morning Breaking"
    Charley Crockett
    "Trinty Church" (Live from the Ryman)
    Logan Halstead
    "Coal River"
    The Lone Bellow
    Lauren Morrow
    "I’m Sorry"
    Julia Sanders
    "Three Leaf Clover"
    Joshua Ray Walker
    "Three Strikes" (Live on CBS Saturday Morning)
    New & Noteworthy News
    • Tune in Monday, March 27 at 12pm ET for a special virtual roundtable, as the National Museum of African American Music hosts a conversation with Amythyst Kiah, Dom Flemons and Leyla McCalla to discuss the importance and history of Black voices in roots music, as well as their contributions to BIRTHRIGHT: A Black Roots Music Compendium. Read more

    • On Wednesday, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) revealed their 2023 nominees for the 12th annual Libera Awards. The Americana community such as 49 Winchester, Shemekia Copeland, Nikki Lane, Angel Olsen and more were recognized with nominations. See the full list of nominees

    • 2022 Americana Instrumentalist of the Year Larissa Maestro joined WMOT's The String podcast to discuss her role as an ambassador for women in roots and classical music, creating an inclusive musical landscape, an upcoming concert of her own composed works and her journey to discovering the cello, which has led her to recording sessions with Kyshona Armstrong, Brandi Carlile, Mickey Guyton, John Legend, Margo Price and Allison Russell. Listen here

    • “She just looked at me and said, ‘Are you done?’ Because I’m going to tell you what I see. I see a king. You just need the right kind of queen.’” – Michael Trotter of The War And Treaty opens up about their relationship which they both describe as life-saving and therapeutic and pouring their love for each other into their most recent album Lover’s Game. Read more

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