Tagged Americana

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Layla Frankel-Tame the Fox

Chicago singer-songwriter Layla Frankel has dropped her debut EP, Tame the Fox, a solid collection of literate, soulful folk-rock. Tame the Fox opens with “To Disregard,” a lyrically rich country-folk tune with some bluesy electric guitar. Frankel’s voice (which nods to Bonnie Raitt as a likely influence) is strong right out of the gate. “Tenderly”…

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Cory Goodrich-Wildwood Flower

Chicago musician and actress Cory Goodrich turned to autoharp for her newest album, Wildwood Flower, after portraying June Carter Cash in a stage production of Ring of Fire. Like Carter Cash, Goodrich plays the instrument simply, with a steady hand and an ear for melody. Wildwood Flower opens with the title track, a straightforward Appalachian…

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Josefina – Summertime

Josefina is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago care of Buenos Aires. Her simple, airy vocal stylings pair with alt-country production chock full of piano, B-Bender, Pedal Steel, and 12-string that would have found an easy home on Asylum Records in the 1970s. But this isn’t a throwback to Joni or Emmylou. This is a modern…

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These Peaches – So Glad

Chicago singer-songwriter Rich Klevgard has teamed with West Coast filmmaker Sonny Valicenti for a very special Valentine’s Day gift to music fans. Klevgard’s Chicago-based band These Peaches released the album Almost Heard the Ocean in October of 2015 and the standout track “So Glad” is now the soundtrack for a music video directed by Valicenti….

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Angela James-Way Down Deep

Chicago singer-songwriter Angela James bridges the gap between accessible folk-rock (think Shawn Colvin or Roseanne Cash) and the avant garde Americana pioneered by Lambchop and The Handsome Family on her fine debut LP Way Down Deep. The album opens with “Halo,” a breathtaking cut that pits James’s powerful vocals against a lone, jazzy guitar. The…