Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. He’s an artist in peak form.
Hit songwriter Jude Johnstone’s newest release is a shimmering showcase of her jazzy, bluesy stylings and profoundly personal themes. One of the best of her 30-year career.
Lori McKenna is one of the most gifted songwriters of her generation, and this collection is a stellar display of her talent. Not a wasted word on these dozen gems that weave stories in and out of perfect melodies. Wicked good.
Veteran singer-songwriter Kim Richey’s seventh album, “Thorn In My Heart,” is a 12-song delight, showcasing the breadth of her style, depth of her skills and her stunningly beautiful voice.
On her first live recording, Americana songwriter Mary Gauthier delivers powerful tales of broken and relatable characters. A stunning collection.
The sophomore CD of musician and actor John Corbett is a collaboration with songwriter Jon Randall Stewart with some of Nashville’s greatest stopping by to lend their talents.
The 28th album from one of the most admired songwriters in history, 76-year-old Kristofferson approached this aptly-titled release with his trademark honesty. Produced by Don Was, it’s a beautiful reflection of the of a remarkable talent.
A collection of 20 songs, including a new version of “You Take My Breath Away,” by one of the most-loved singers of our time.
The legendary Australian singer-songwriter delivers an intimate classic with his first new album in five years.
Garnering international acclaim, Maia Vidal’s debut is a delightful blend of whimsical melodies and lyrical depth.
An acclaimed and widely respected musician, Meshell Ndegeocello pays tribute to one of her heroes of similar note, Nina Simone.
A jazzy salute to the legendary creative home of the writer’s of enduring classics like “On Broadway,” “So Far Away,” and “You Send Me.”
The supergroup featuring Edie Brickell, drumming great Steve Gadd, bassist Pino Palladino and guitarist Andy Fairweather Low serve up a sophomore album of sonic treats.
One of America’s most poetic songwriters, Steve Forbert’s newest release is a collection of insightful accounts of human relationships.
One of today’s finest songwriters, Maia Sharp’s eye for detail, ear for catchy melodies and warm voice shine on her new release.
With his gritty voice and mesmerizing work on the bottleneck guitar, Kelly Joe Phelps delivers his most soulful CD to date.
Radney Foster takes us back 20 years and reinvents one of the best country records ever made, live and unplugged.
Texas troubadour Walt Wilkins celebrates his heritage with a mix of joyful, introspective and boot-scootin’ tunes on his new release, Plenty.
Jesse Harris steps out of the shadows and serves up the easy breezy sounds of Brazil on his newest release, featuring special guests Norah Jones, Conor Oberst and more.
Kyler England’s EP is a stripped-down affair of acoustic gems, where her gorgeous voice reigns and “the smart & heart meet.”
Ed Romanoff’s debut is a gritty masterwork of melancholic and atmospheric Americana, with stories and an economy of words that feel like a redemptive shot of whiskey.
This world-renowned Dobrist has gathered a circle of friends—including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Keb’ Mo’ and Mumford & Sons—for a musical tour de force.
One of the most charming collections of the year, Sylvie Lewis delivers a delightful serving of acoustic tunes with a voice so beautiful it will make you weep. Produced by The Shins’ Richard Swift, the CD is a joy from beginning to end.
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s offers a baker’s dozen of acoustic gems on her most personal release to date.