American VI: Ain’t No Grave

Johnny Cash
American VI: Ain’t No Grave
American and Lost Highway

Rivaling Hank Williams as the greatest country music artist of all time, Johnny Cash’s legacy is nothing short of towering and exhilarating. His alteration of the rock and popular musical landscape cannot be overstated... Read More...

Radiant Sky

Scott August
Radiant Sky
Cedar Mesa Music

The American definition of “folk music” is a broad one. One camp might classify it as traditional music from foreign origins (usually from English-speaking Europe), while another might include blues, gospel and other early musical texts. Read More...

Love Comes Home

Elizabeth Wills
Love Comes Home
Bugle Boy Foundation Trust

Elizabeth Wills is a giver. The Texan singer-songwriter is not embarrassed of her naked confessionals or afraid to admit feelings. Her recent album, Love Comes Home, is a document of the lovelorn, folk-pop artist’s search for love. However, the unnamed object of Wills’ desire cannot handle her love. Read More...

Mr. Sad Clown

BoDeans
Mr. Sad Clown
429 Records

The Bodeans’ rootsy alternative rock landed them mid-level chart successes, capping with the Top 40 classic “Closer to Free,” closely associated with the popular TV series Party of Five, and they were praised by U2 and Robbie Robertson, formerly of the seminal rock outfit The Band. Read More...

Away We Go

SuperLiteBike
Away We Go
Self-release

The SuperLiteBike collective could all be ad men. Prior to their shows, they produced over-the-top video flyers with band members running from green screen explosions, reenacting television standards such as news programs and game shows, while referencing everything from “Lost” to the Keyboard Cat. Read More...

Sunshine and Other Misfortunes

Candle Thieves
Sunshine and Other Misfortunes
Mercer Street Records/Downtown Records

“We’re All Gonna Die,” which floats on the rather-clichéd “have some fun while you can” manifesto, is a cheerful ‘60s throwback production that mixes the Beach Boys with Stax-tinged horns while retaining a modern edge through a funk and hip hop sample (“everybody clap your hands”) and quirky effects that recall the early punk and New Wave eras. Read More...