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Sam Bush

The difference between bluegrass and newgrass is kinda like the difference between rockabilly and early rock ’n’ roll: The latter, at its best, draws...

Gram Parsons

Fallen Angel, a documentary on singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, has an interesting angle: that the Southern man’s career goal was to die young and become...

Man Factory, Sensitivity Boosters

Grand Prairie quirk-pop darlings Man Factory have finally updated a few of their home recordings and dropped them onto this disc alongside some tunes...

Alejandro Escovedo

Now fully recovered from a near-fatal battle with hepatitis C three years ago, Alejandro Escovedo offers up The Boxing Mirror, an opus into which...

Johnny Dowd

One of 2006’s most intriguing discs so far is Johnny Dowd’s Cruel Words, a combination of poetic lyrics and funky rhythms, with synths, organ,...

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness has the blues. And judging by the low-cut black dress she’s wearing on the cover of her third full-length album, Do I...

The New Amsterdams

Before launching The New Amsterdams six years ago, Matt Pryor fronted the Get Up Kids, an almost-famous indie-rock manufacturer that recently shuttered its hometown...

Frankie Miller

It seems every generation of country music fans goes through the same controversy about whether the “traditional” sound is being overtaken by pop music...

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash sat at a microphone in his home studio with his guitar and sang these often sentimental, sometimes corny, always heartfelt songs into...