This Week in Americana

November 11 - 17, 2023

Introducing From ONE, to TENN.
This new series features one-of-a-kind performances recorded at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center during AMERICANAFEST 2023. This week's artists: Tyler Ramsey, Autumn Nicholas, and Thunderstorm Artis.

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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!
Rosanne Cash
The Wheel
(30th Anniversary
Deluxe Edition)
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Luther Dickinson
Magic Music For Family Folk
Bob Dylan
The Complete Budokan 1978 (Live)
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Wyatt Flores
Life Lessons (EP)
Dori Freeman
Do You Recall
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Iron & Wine
Who Can See Forever Soundtrack
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Low Water
Bridge Band
Back to the Valley
Vinnie Paolizzi
The Vinnie Paolizzi LP
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Dirt on My Diamonds, Vol. 1
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Nolan Taylor
Life & Love (EP)
Amazon | Spotify
Various Artists
The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes (Music From and Inspired By)
Wood Belly
    • Through charitable efforts to raise awareness about overcoming addiction, Willi Carlisle shares the bittersweet and emotional "When the Pills Wear Off" from his upcoming album Critterland (out Jan. 26, 2024). Listen here

    • Futurebirds team up with My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel to provide the first taste of the band's forthcoming live album ...Thanks Y'all (out Dec. 1), with their 2015 tune "Rodeo." Listen here

    • Chris Kage unites with Langhorne Slim on the rejoiceful and uplifting hymnal "We Stand Free" from Cage's newest LP Cycles (out Dec. 8). Listen here

    • Releasing his awaited debut single, Jake Kohn showcases his raspy and gruff voice on the introspective "Frostbite." Listen here

    • Lucius transitions from a gentle and atmospheric intro into a fast-paced folk jam on "Stranger Danger." Listen here

    • The Wilder Blue and Luke Combs come together to cover the classic "Seven Bridges Road" from the group's upcoming record Super Natural (out Nov. 21). Listen here

    • Sierra Ferrell's long-awaited Shoot For The Moon Tour kicks off March 1, 2024, in West Des Moines, Iowa. See full list of dates

    • Southern rockers Whiskey Myers have announced 2024 tour dates, starting in Bossier City, Louisiana, on March 8. See full list of dates
    Americana On Your Screen
    Blackberry Smoke
    "Hammer And The Nail"
    Beth Bombara
    "Lonely Walls"
    Kashus Culpepper
    "Who Hurt You"
    Kitchen Dwellers
    "Seven Devils (Limbo)" 
    Madeline Hawthorne
    "Neon Wasteland"
    Margo Price
    (On Western AF)
    Stephen Wilson Jr.
    "Cuckoo (Acoustic)"
    Jaime Wyatt
    (Live from Electric
    Deluxe Recorders)
    New & Noteworthy News
    • “It’s not about what you can’t do. It’s about what you do that makes a difference.” — Members of the legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama reflect on uplifting fans for over eight decades, how their visual impairment is a common thread but does not define them and how a changing lineup allows them to continue their collective progression. Read more

    • Black artists in roots music such as Jake Blount, Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, Kara Jackson, Amythyst Kiah, Tray Wellington, and many more continue to make strides in reclaiming genres, instruments, and traditions that were stripped of their Black identity for much of the 20th century. Read more

    • “When I make records, I do like to take my time, usually three years. That's usually the amount of time it takes for me to experience life and to learn something or grow in some way.” — Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) opens up about music being an inspiration of, and an outlet for, her life experiences and philosophical evolution, as well as the desire to bare more of herself in her solo music. Read more

    • Our friends at MerleFest have unveiled their 2024 lineup, featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Buffalo Nichols, Nickel Creek, Turnpike Troubadours, and many more can’t-miss acts!
      See the full lineup

    • Recorded at Sound Stage Studios during AMERICANAFEST 2023, World Cafe kicks off their mini-concert series with performances from Nat Myers and Jess Williamson. Listen here

    • Marty Stuart stops by the Broken Record podcast to discuss his inspiration from The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, joining Johnny Cash's touring band, and recording his most recent LP Altitude. Listen here

      • Jaime Wyatt’s Feel Good debuted at #4 and Chris Stapleton’s Higher debuted at #19 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart. View the full albums chart
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