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DURHAM, North Carolina-based Americana troubadour Owen FitzGerald isn’t just a songwriter of whom you can simply say, he looks askance at life in a refreshing way couched in sound songsmithery – I mean he is all that, of course he is – but he brings back postcards from his own particular day-to-day travails, this mucky, …

HE’S a gentleman of the leftfield country music scene, is Durham, North Carolina’s Owen FitzGerald who, after appearing in the music world as Jokes&Jokes&Jokes awhile, has returned to his ‘government name’ – the name under which he snuck out two fine if lyrically troubled and akimbo albums digitally in 2015, Tight Gyre and Pointer. That …

FOLLOWING last year’s rather lovely album for Dear Life, Alrightnik, Nashville’s guitar essayist Josh Halper has decided to reprise the closing track visually. He’s released a brilliantly conceived and funny short film to accompany that tune, “Honest Feeling” – you can watch it below. By way of introduction and self-summation he says, an eyebrow arched: …

TAKING that particularly Canadian spin on the alt.country sound, as espoused by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, particularly as he moved through the ranks of Buffalo Springfield – that seems to be the mission of Kyle Edward Connolly, who’s previously plied his trade with artists such as WISH, THE SEAMS, and alongside masked country artist …

WITH their wholly seductive new album Merlynn Belle just around the corner now – eeep! exciting, it’ll be out on Kill Rock Stars on February 5th – Texas psych-European-retro-country duo Tele Novella have decided to lift the tasteful drapes on the record one final time and reveal “Paper Crown”. (And a very lovely long player it is …

ALT.COUNTRY royalty Lucinda Williams has announced she’s doing her bit to help the venues and promoters she’s worked with down the years with a half-dozen themed live-stream shows called Lu’s Jukebox, running from this week right up to New Year’s Eve. The six Lu’s Jukeboxes will mostly feature her fronting a full band in HD …

COMING atcha outta Austin, Texas, Tele Novella is currently the duo of vintage shop-owner Natalie Ribbons and Jason Chronis, who collects rare records. Tele Novella arose from the ashes of other musical projects they were involved deep down in Texas: Agent Ribbons, Voxtrot, Belaire. When they met they knew they could fashion something pretty special. Self-described as “medieval …

TORONTO’S Little Kid are in the process of making the step up from Ontarian word-of-mouth cult act to the modern roots first team. The project of Kenny Boothby, Little Kid have shared the video for “All Night (Golden Ring)” as a taster for their LP Transfiguration Highway, which is out on July 3rd via Solitaire …