Posts Tagged ‘ Americana ’

Quiet Americana

May 15, 2011
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Quiet Americana

Many people might be more familiar with the name Boulder Acoustic Society than they are with the name Aaron Keim. That’s because Boulder Acoustic Society has been making a name for itself as a progressive band in the bluegrass/roots/neo-folk world over the past several years. But Keim (who happens to be the founder of...

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The Backyard Committee: A Hodge-Podge that Actually Works

March 14, 2011
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The Backyard Committee: A Hodge-Podge that Actually Works

When Mike Sembos of Connecticut indie-rock band The Alternate Routes contacted me to let me know about his Other Band, The Backyard Committee, I have to admit I was a little wary.  Here’s why: “…part of the concept is a constantly rotating cast of musician friends, each who brings their unique voice to the...

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The Congress: Americana of Another Shade

November 1, 2010
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The Congress: Americana of Another Shade

Typically, when a band labels themselves “Americana”, there is a certain amount of expectation as to what it’s going to sound like.  So when Denver-based “Americana” band The Congress sent me their self-titled EP for review, I got a bit of a surprise.  T’weren’t at all what I expected. Don’t get me wrong. This...

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Darden Smith’s “Marathon”: No Bull

September 22, 2010
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Darden Smith’s “Marathon”: No Bull

Just so you know…I’m not really intending to focus all my attention on just indie-folk or Americana  country projects.  It’s just that those are the titles that have been accumulating on my submissions list. Anywho…I got a listen yesterday to Darden Smith’s latest project Marathon, due to be released in the states on September...

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Album Review: “Love Potions and Snake Oil” by D.B. Rielly

August 3, 2010
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Album Review: “Love Potions and Snake Oil” by D.B. Rielly

D.B. Rielly is an American roots music artist with a two-sided approach to his art.  On one hand, he is quite tongue-in-cheek (or maybe just “cheeky”) in his approach, and on the other–well, it’s apparent he holds a deep respect for the Americana genre.  Both sides of Reilly’s nature are evident on his latest record,...

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