This is not a proper album but not quite a mixtape.
The former Charlie Daniels guitarist sings about achingly personal themes, like an older man looking back on his life and seeing it with equal shades of regret and joy.
A typical Fool’s Gold song establishes a melodic figure and then tortures it for up to five minutes, creating a sound as dense and enormous as the 12-piece ensemble itself.
Grand Forks, N.D.-turned-Los Angeles singer/songwriter Tom Brosseau’s third full-length for FatCat, Posthumous Success (named for a chapter in an Albert Camus biogra
Enslaved Africans in early America invented the banjo, a combination of several indigenous African instruments.
Hill Country Revue is a must-own for even the most casual of blues lovers.
Let’s Go to Baba’s is the soaring second album from Chicago (by way of Louisville) collective Mittens on Strings.
On their second effort, we start to see these guys (and gal) hone their abilities.
Grunge, metal and, on a lesser level, emo are combined with relative aplomb in this freshman EP by Evil Engine No. 9.
Got Fool’s Gold and Antibalas on repeat? Go archival for their prolific ancestor.