This Week in Americana

September 23 - 29, 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!
Sandra Bouza
A Sound in the Dark
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Boy Named Banjo
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Charley Crockett
Live from the Ryman
The Fretliners
The Fretliners
Jerry Joseph
Baby, You’re the Man Who Would Be King
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Jason Isbell
(10 Year Anniversary Edition)
Roberta Lea
Too Much of a Woman
Lindsay Lou
Queen of Time
No-No Boy
Empire Electric
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Ain't Dead Yet
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Martin Simpson & Thomm Jutz
Nothing But Green Willow: The Songs Of Mary Sands And Jane Gentry
  • After announcing their newest album Wandering Star (out Oct. 27), Flatland Cavalry unveils the first single, "Mornings With You," with Kaitlin Butts lending sweet harmonies. Listen here

  • The HillBenders return to their bluegrass roots as they vow to take command with their latest single, "Take On The World (Give 'Em Hell!)." Listen here

  • Low Water Bridge Band shares the haunting "Siren of Shenodah" with eclectic instrumentation and an infectious bass line. Listen here

  • After withstanding trials and tribulations, Vinnie Paolizzi and Ben Chapman unite to carry the message that when it comes to chasing a dream, "It Ain't Easy," from Paolizzi's forthcoming self-titled LP (out Nov. 17). Listen here

  • Jaime Wyatt takes on a Grateful Dead stand-out with her cover of the band's "Althea," which will be featured on her upcoming album Feel Good (out Nov. 3). Listen here
  • Black Pumas announced additional tour dates for 2024 in support of the duo's upcoming album, Chronicles of a Diamond, with the new run of shows beginning in Philadelphia, PA, on January 18, 2024. See full list of dates
Americana On Your Screen
49 Winchester
"Everlasting Lover"
Black Pumas

"Mrs. Postman"
Sarah King
"Hey Hey What Can I Do" (Cover)
Larkin Poe
"Bad Spell" (Live Acoustic)
Dolly Parton
(feat. Linda Perry)
"What's Up?"
Zach Russell
"Born Again"
New & Noteworthy News
  • "There’s so many things that I love about Americana. My favorite thing about it is that I can hardly even maintain eye contact, because I can’t count the number of people whose neck I want to hug. And that’s where I want to be." – Brandi Carlile reflects on the 23rd Annual AMERICANAFEST, which featured more than 200 performances and 70 industry-leading panels over five days across Music City. Read more

  • Our friends at the International Bluegrass Music Association held their 2023 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, and among the well-deserved winners are Authentic Unlimited, Greg Blake, Jason Carter, Billy Strings, The Travelin’ McCourys and Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway. Congrats to all! See full list of winners here

  • "What I loved about this music was a sense of deep history and the feeling of being a part of a larger tradition. Even though I wasn’t in a band yet, I felt like I was on the path toward a truly communal kind of musical experience, the one I’d been craving." – Logan Ledger details how his discovery of old-time music and bluegrass influenced his aspirations for a collaborative musical career and desire to be in a band. Read more

  • “When it came time to put together the final grouping, I drew from that. They’re songs that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.” – Tracy Nelson shares how she selected the ten tracks she chose to cover on her most recent LP, Life Don’t Miss Nobody. Read more
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