This Week in Americana

August 4 - 11, 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!
Ryan Bingham
Watch Out for the Wolf
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The Rose of Aces
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Jason Eady
Olive Klug
Don't You Dare Make Me Jaded
O.N.E The Duo
Blood Harmony
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Abby Posner
Second Chances
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Darrell Scott String Band
Old Cane Back Rocker
Various Artists
Tell Everybody!
(21st Century Juke Joint Blues From Easy Eye Sound)
PJ Western
Here I Go
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Neil Young
Chrome Dreams
Raye Zaragoza
Hold That Spirit
  • Victoria Bailey reinforces her faith on the Western gospel "Snake Trails" from her upcoming album A Cowgirl Rides On (out Oct. 20). Listen here

  • Blues Traveler takes on Curtis Mayfield with their cover of his "Fool For You," which is set to be featured on the band's forthcoming LP Travler's Soul (out Oct. 20). Listen here

  • Striving to make the most out of her days between coffee and wine, Margo Cilker shares her folk ballad "With The Middle" from her newest record Valley of Heart's Delight (out Sept. 15). Listen here

  • East Nash Grass continues to fortify themselves as bluegrass stalwarts, which is prevalent with their new single "I Almost Told Her" from the group's upcoming record Last Chance to Win (out Aug. 18). Listen here

  • In a fast-growing town, Ashley McBryde understands the need and importance of "Cool Little Bars," with her latest track slated to be on the forthcoming LP The Devil I Know (out Sept. 8). Listen here

  • Steep Canyon Rangers use their powerful songwriting to portray the story of an unbreakable relationship on "Recommend Me" from the band's newest album Morning Shift (out Sept. 8). Listen here
  • AMERICANAFEST showcasing artist Wyatt Flores has announced his 2023 Times Are Getting Hard Tour, with the first show slated for September 6 in Chicago, IL. See full list of dates

  • Ashley McBryde is hitting the road for her Devil I Know Tour and will be joined by JD Clayton and Bella White on select dates. The tour will kickoff in Mobile, AL, on October 7. See full list of dates

  • Allison Russell announced her headlining tour dates for 2023 and she'll hit the stage for her first date in Ann Arbor, MI, on October 13. See full list of dates
Americana On Your Screen
Birds Of Play

Shannon Clark & the Sugar
"Burn Down"
Tommy Emmanuel
(feat. Raul Malo)
"Far Away Places"
Greensky Bluegrass
(feat. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway)
Robbie Robertson Tribute
Allison Russell
Lucinda Williams
"Rock N Roll Heart"
New & Noteworthy News
  • AMERICANAFEST announced its full schedule with new showcases, panels and special events that will be featured at the 23rd annual festival in Nashville. In addition to the full schedule release, the 2023 mobile app is now available for attendees. Read more

  • Robbie Robertson, leader of The Band and lead guitarist for Bob Dylan in the 1960s, passed away at 80 on Wednesday. Robertson was instrumental in the origins of what would become the Americana genre. He is also a member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Read more

  • "I hope that the artists involved will find the project to be a stepping-stone to the next level of their career, and I hope that others in the industry will see their success and be inspired to share their resources so that we can do it again in the future." – Holly G, founder of the Black Opry, details the organization's relationship with WXPN and their Artist to Watch series to spotlight Black artists within the Americana genre. Read more

  • Michael and Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies stop by the World Cafe podcast to discuss the constant give and take they experience as songwriters and the effect that their father's passing had on the band's latest album Such Ferocious Beauty. Listen here

  • Hear an excerpt from Steve Martin's book So Many Steves: Afternoons With Steve Martin as he opens up about his 50-year entertainment career, his love for the banjo and working with his idol Earl Scruggs in the early 2000s. Listen here

    • Ryan Bingham’s Watch Out For The Wolf debuted at #14 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart. See full albums chart
    • “In Your Love” by Tyler Childers debuted at #14 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart. See full singles chart
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