Americana

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Lavender Country: Patrick Haggerty’s transgressive queer music broke boundaries
The late musician saw overdue appreciation for his bold, pioneering 70s gay country album when he was in his golden years

Owen Myers

01, Nov, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Plains: I Walked With You a Ways review – Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson find a deep sense of ease
Waxahatchee and the Texas songwriter unite new and old country traditions to create something magical

Laura Barton

14, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I wanted it to sound like that feeling of possibility’: Courtney Marie Andrews’ freewheeling new album
The Arizonan’s new record, Loose Future, marks the closing of a ‘dark time’ in her life, recalibrating her lifelong relationships with songwriting and solitude

Malcolm Jack

12, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bonny Light Horseman: Rolling Golden Holy review – new old-style songs from Anaïs Mitchell and co
The American folk trio’s second album keeps tradition alive not with covers but with 10 newly minted originals

Kitty Empire

09, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Jake Blount: The New Faith review – Afrofuturism for the apocalypse
Blount and co draw on spirituals on this strikingly minimalist album set in a future world devastated by climate change

Neil Spencer

17, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Michelle Branch: The Trouble With Fever review
While the album lands some damning jabs, the songwriting is insightful and even-keeled

Jenessa Williams

16, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Margo Cilker review – perfectly crafted Americana for the open road
In a small pub gig, this extraordinary US singer-songwriter makes country and western her newly minted own

Kitty Empire

03, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Cass McCombs: Heartmind review – knotty nuance bathed in melodic succour
The turbulent, everyday lives of others populate the California singer-songwriter’s masterly new album

Kitty Empire

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Watkins Family Hour: Vol II review – a great night out with ringside seats
US siblings Sara and Sean Watkins are joined by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne and more on another set of old classics and new favourites in Nashville form

Neil Spencer

20, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Marcus Mumford: ‘I was sexually abused as a child’
Mumford & Sons frontman has said that his debut solo single is about ‘the first of a string of unhealthy sexual experiences at a really early age’

Laura Snapes

11, Aug, 2022 @6:55 AM

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Andrew Tuttle: Fleeting Adventure review – widescreen shimmer from the banjo wizard
The Australian’s ‘reverse doomscroll’ of a lockdown album brims with a sense of release

Neil Spencer

06, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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