Album cover: Always Like New by Jennifer Nettles
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ALBUM REVIEWJennifer Nettles - Always Like New

By Zoe Hodges, June 22, 2021

This invigorating album encapsulates all the aspects of Nettles’ musical abilities. It is bound to capture the imagination of fans from both genres, whilst opening opportunities for her career to blossom even further than it already has.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSHiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It

By Hal Horowitz, June 21, 2021

This release feels like the beginning of a confident new phase for M.C. Taylor - and might herald that for the music world in general too.

Lady Nade - Willing Album Cover
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ALBUM REVIEWLady Nade - Willing

By Helen M Jerome, June 16, 2021

This feels like third time lucky for Lady Nade, as she flexes her considerable songwriting and performance skills on the very edges of Americana. It’s almost as if Austin, Texas had upped sticks and landed alongside the River Avon. Or perhaps even vice versa.

Amythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSAmythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange

By Hal Horowitz, June 15, 2021

For Staff Picks, we share with you our favourite new releases that you need to listen to. This week, it's Amythyst Kiah's Wary + Strange - a mesmerizing, frequently hypnotic and always challenging work.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWJoana Serrat - Hardcore from the Heart

By Helen M Jerome, June 10, 2021

It might be named after a book by sexologist and essayist Annie Sprinkles, but it is very much the Catalan’s creation, drenched in hugely summery vibes with folk-angled vocals, and instrumentation that swirls and chimes across her tremendous walls of sound.

Album - Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - A Few Stars Apart
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ALBUM REVIEWLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - A Few Stars Apart

By Hal Horowitz, June 8, 2021

While the laid-back nature of it could use more of the energy exhibited on much of his other work, it demonstrates that slowing down to reevaluate your life, whether you planned to or not, is time well spent.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSHiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It

By Hal Horowitz, June 21, 2021

This release feels like the beginning of a confident new phase for M.C. Taylor - and might herald that for the music world in general too.

Amythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSAmythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange

By Hal Horowitz, June 15, 2021

For Staff Picks, we share with you our favourite new releases that you need to listen to. This week, it's Amythyst Kiah's Wary + Strange - a mesmerizing, frequently hypnotic and always challenging work.

Album - Shannon McNally - The Waylon Sessions
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STAFF PICKSShannon McNally - The Waylon Sessions

By Hal Horowitz, May 26, 2021

It comes as little surprise that McNally has finally got around to honoring Jennings with a disc dedicated to highlights and a few obscurities from his catalog.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSLord Huron - Long Lost

By Hal Horowitz, May 19, 2021

Relish in this sumptuous look back into an Americana that may have never existed other than in the mind of Ben Schneider, an auteur who crafts this delightful, sometimes challenging conceptual piece without a hint of pretentiousness or affectation.