This Week in Americana

October 14 - 20, 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!
Blues Traveler
Traveler’s Soul
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Billy Don Burns
I’ve Seen a Lot of Highway
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The Fugitives
No Help Coming
Alice Gerrard
Sun to Sun
Nathan Graham
Saint of Second Chances
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Glen Hansard
All That Was East Is West Of Me Now
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Harvest Thieves
As The Sparks Fly Upward
Stephanie Urbina Jones & The Honky Tonk Mariachi
Manuel’s Destiny
Dylan LeBlanc
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Eli Paperboy Reed
Hits And Misses
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Chris Shiflett
Lost At Sea
Julian Taylor
Anthology Vol. 1
  • Charley Crockett adds his signature flair to the eponymous track of the film "Killers Of The Flower Moon." Listen here

  • Taking her live cut into the studio, Sierra Ferrell showcases her high-powered fiddle chops on the foot-stomping anthem "Fox Hunt." Listen here

  • Cody Jinks returns with his first single in two years, vowing to enjoy the journey and seek the light on "Mustangs & Outlaws." Listen here

  • Bobby Osborne & C.J. Lewandowski put their chemistry on full display with the folk tune "Too Old To Die Young," one of the final songs recorded by Osborne. Listen here

  • Zach Russell contemplates where his heaven is on the laid-back, soulful Appalachian groove of "Milk & Honey" from his upcoming album Where the Flowers Meet the Dew (out Dec. 1). Listen here

  • In attempts to drown out sorrow, Jason Scott & The High Heat write from the perspective of a broken-hearted man on his barstool with "Me & The Bottle (Hungover You)" from the band's next LP, American Grin (out Spring 2024). Listen here

  • Recorded in celebration of Bill Fay's 80th birthday, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy covers Fay's "Filled With Wonder Once Again." Listen here

  • Jaime Wyatt brings the energy with her piano-driven roots jam "Back To The Country" from her forthcoming record Feel Good (out Nov. 3). Listen here
Americana On Your Screen
Rob Baird
"California Line"
Willi Carlisle
Rhiannon Giddens
The Daily Show Interview
Charles Wesley Godwin
"Dance in Rain"
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (feat. Sam Bush & Molly Tuttle)
"Can't Live Without Love"
Matt Koziol
"Which Way to Heaven"
Robert Jon & The Wreck
"Hold On"
Nat Myers
"Pray For Rain"
(On Western AF)
The Steel Wheels
"Baby Gone"
New & Noteworthy News
  • Bahamas joins the Music Makers & Soul Shakers podcast to discuss recording in Nashville for his latest album, BOOTCUT, working with illustrious session musicians and his unique recording rituals. Listen here

  • "The first time that we played together was just magical. We connected and felt like, 'Hey, that's it.' It's really cool what we have." — Hermanos Gutiérrez details the first time they played guitar together as brothers and how they fell in love with their distinct sound. Listen here

  • Ashley McBryde opens up about her songwriting for the most recent album, The Devil I Know, and the process of narrowing down the record into 15 songs from 90. Read more

  • Allison Russell profiles her goal in writing her album, The Returner, her vision for the Americana genre and its community and advocating for marginalized demographics through her activism. Read more

  • "That fluidity of the lineup has made it a lot more palatable — it's still Flagstaff in the fall, but getting to see it with somebody who's never been before, and getting to share the stage with people who bring out something new in you musically." — Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show reveals how the band's lineup changes affect their live performances for the better and generates a brand new experience, even amongst themselves. Read more
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