Americana

  • Faye Webster, 9/23 at The Foundry (“I have high expectations!”)

    Although Faye Webster’s September 23rd show at The Foundry has been sold out for quite some time now (There are still Verified Resale Tickets available.), when I talked to the singer/songwriter last month, she told me that she still had no idea what fans could expect of her current...
  • Riddy Arman: “I’m happy I can travel for a living now.”

    *Update: Sadly, Colter Wall’s entire fall tour (including all of his dates with Riddy Arman) are postponed until next year. “I started writing music as a form of meditation and therapy, without realizing it at the time.  That’s what I was using music and songwriting for.  So, my music...
  • Waltzer Goes Vintage

    “I’m bringing this vintage TV onto the stage.  At Lolla we played a Simpsons episode.  We’re incorporating this Adult Swim vibe into our show, while we play these sad, heavy songs,” says Sophie Sputnik, better known as Waltzer.  Waltzer is garage rock from a former musical theatre kid and...
  • Bella White Talks Teendom, Touring, and Joni Mitchell (MilkBoy SHOW CANCELLED)

    *Update: Sadly, and very much at the last minute, Bella White’s show 8/26 at MilkBoy has been cancelled due to health concerns at the venue. “All of Joni Mitchell’s earliest albums are my favorite of her stuff.  She got more honest as she progressed, but a lot of emotional...
  • The Booklights Revisited… Literally!!!

    Today New York-based Americana outfit, The Booklights, release their debut EP, Into a Ball, a release that likely wouldn’t have happened, if it wasn’t for the pandemic.  “It’s so wild to be releasing an EP right now.  We recorded almost everything last summer and, for the most part, it...
  • Lauren Jenkins on Independence and Getting Back on the Road

    “It really means more than I can express every time someone plays one of my songs for someone, whether they’re buying it or streaming it.  That puts gas in my tank,” says Lauren Jenkins.  Jenkins is a heartland rocker who seems to live the life of an always-impeccably-styled Americana...
  • Get to Know Leah Blevins’ Twenties with First Time Feeling

    “It’s vulnerability at its finest,” says Nashville-based Americana singer/songwriter Leah Blevins of her debut album, First Time Feeling (She’s chatting with me via phone from her Florida vacation.)  The album is out August 6th on Thirty Tigers, although Blevins has been on the scene and making music for quite...
  • Get to Know Our Very Own City Winery with The Way Down Wanderers, This Saturday

    For those of you, like myself, still yet to visit the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection’s very own, recently opened, City Winery, there are a number of good reasons coming up, including our good friends The Last Bison, Holly Miranda, and Scot Sax & Suzie Brown.  However,...
  • Charming Disaster, Your Last Chance for a Great Halloween Party (Tonight at JB’s, w/ Rasputina)

    Although the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection did host a number of noteworthy shows this actual Halloween, most notably Angel Olsen at Franklin Music Hall and Chelsea Wolfe at Union Transfer, I suspect that the city’s best Halloween celebration of 2019 will take place tonight at Johnny...