Folk & Country: Year in Review 2010
The rosy-cheeked melodies of Old Man Luedecke's third album open up the kitchen door and invite you in to put your feet up. Once you're comfortable though, they bend your ear with some surprisingly biting observations about love, life and the appalling state of the world. The Nova Scotia singer-songwriter lays down plenty of hot licks on his signature banjo, but the fiddles and vocals of American Tim O'Brien give Luedecke's music a stronger bluegrass flavour than we've heard from him before.
NewsJul 23, 2015
Iris Dement Channels Poetry on 'The Trackless Woods'
A powerful experience led Iris Dement into The Trackless Woods, the songwriter's sixth album. Based on the work of celebrated modernist Russ...
FeaturesJul 21, 2015
Conor OberstFolk In Many Guises
Conor Oberst is many things to many people. Emo wunderkind, folk troubadour, rock'n'roll saviour — he's been called it all. Yet for so...
NewsJul 16, 2015
Old Man Luedecke Explores 'Domestic Eccentric,' Streams New Album
"This is my first overwhelmingly parental album," Chris Luedecke — better known as Old Man Luedecke — tells Exclaim! The song...
FeaturesJul 14, 2015
An Essential Guide to Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams has come a long way since his days as the wild child of Whiskeytown. From the hard-drinkin', harmonica-slingin', blues-singin' al...
NewsJul 10, 2015
Daniel Romano Almost Left His New Album Behind
From the palpably forlorn lyrics, to the mournfully twangy vocals, Daniel Romano delivers his most impassioned and moving music yet on If I'...
NewsJul 08, 2015
Exclaim!'s Top 27 Albums of 2015 So Far
With 2015's midway point (ever so slightly) in the rearview, we've decided to take a look back at what already feels like a banner year for ...
NewsJul 07, 2015
Eleni Mandell Takes Control on 'Dark Lights Up'
Eleni Mandell released her sixth album, Miracle of Five, back in 2007. The fact that the L.A.-based singer-songwriter's upcoming new album, ...
FeaturesJul 03, 2015
Kacey MusgravesIndependent Woman
"I'm not a feminist," declares Kacey Musgraves (as my head explodes). "There are double standards that are annoying to me, but I just write ...