Freeman, Doug

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  • 7 years ago

    Like Casiotone for the Painfully Alone or Say Hi, Her Space Holiday perfects the delicate balance of deadpan bittersweetness. Over the past decade, Marc Bianchi, the primary force behind the San Mateo, California-based project, has crafted lo-fi e...

  • 8 years ago

    Few songwriters are more closely associated with the term "Americana" than Tom Russell. Through his music, artwork and books, the Texan has explored the mythos of American culture as his own personal vision spooled amid the threads of history. Yet...

  • 8 years ago

    Welcoming the classic and the up-and-coming, the ninth annual Christmas Songwriters Showcase is a veritable survey course in contemporary Texas country. Hometown headliner Roger Creager has been a diligent student over the past decade, graduating ...

  • 8 years ago

    With last year's debut, Valley So Steep (Lowe Farm), the Texas Sapphires hit honky-tonk gold, polishing a classic Bakersfield sound with a contemporary edge and garnering Best New Band honors at the Austin Music Awards. Fueled by the paired vocals...

  • 8 years ago

    The Avett Brothers' melding of bluegrass, country and punk defies boundaries as much as expectations. The North Carolina trio made up of brothers Scott and Seth Avett (banjo and guitar, respectively) and upright bassist Bob Crawford stomps a rauco...

  • 8 years ago

    Considered among the greatest harmonica players of all time, Charlie Musselwhite's upbringing in Mississippi and Memphis was steeped in the blues. It wasn't until moving to Chicago in the early '60s, however, that he considered a career in music. ...


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