Noah W. Bailey

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  • 5 years ago

    After four straight kicks in the nuts from the notoriously fickle reviewers at, Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken has learned to roll with the punches. "From our very first record and everything we've put out since, they've pretty much just r...

  • 6 years ago | Lists

    5. Great Lake Swimmers, Lost Channels (Nettwerk) Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker has written his fair share of heartbreaking, reverb-soaked ballads in the past, but Lost Channels finds him and his band also dabbling in Waterboys-style fol...

  • 6 years ago | Lists

    We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no sh...

  • 10 years ago | Houston Music

    Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas is Townes Van Zandt's definitive statement, recorded in 1973 at the height of his powers -- solo and acoustic, his songs stripped to the bone. Recorded more than 20 years after that classic live set, Live at...

  • 10 years ago

    Two albums and three EPs into his career, the man known as Iron and Wine is still plucking songs from his original 2001 home demos, and his latest release is further proof that there's not a clunker in the bunch. On In the Reins, Sam Beam realizes...


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