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Canebreakers, Frame and Floor (Dead Relatives Music)

Things got diluted and sloppy drunk fast in alt-country once too many ambulance-chasing bands jumped into the game after ’90s pathfinders Uncle Tupelo and spinoffs Son Volt and Wilco defined […]

Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Last to Leave (HTRP Music)

Vanessa Niemann relocated to the Crescent City in 1999 to sing in big band/swing ensembles. A stint in rockabilly followed but now Niemann as Gal Holiday has with her honky-tonk […]

Gregory Good, Savage Lands (Milo Records)

These days you’ll find Gregory Good chunkin’ chords with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue but this solo project came about after the demise of his previous aggregation By […]

Marty Christian, What I Came Here to Do (Sabidog Records)

Marty Christian originally intended this as a solo project since his songs really didn’t fit his band Rue Boogaloo’s funky-bluesy grooves. At least that’s what he thought until monster bassist […]

40 Watt Dreams, After the Show (Truckstop Honeymoon Music)

When you’re a rocker at heart, there’s only so much folk/alt-country music you can take before you want to let it all out. Katie West, one-half of the zany duo […]

Doug Kershaw & Steve Riley, Face to Face (Valcour Records)

Do opposites really attract? You would think so with this unlikely pairing of 78-year-old Doug Kershaw, the Ragin’ Cajun, and forty-something acknowledged accordion virtuoso Steve Riley. Yet, Kershaw—who built his […]

Kristi Guillory & Anya Burgess, Kristi Guillory & Anya Burgess (Valcour Records)

It’s been quite a run lately for Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess. In the spring, their band Bonsoir, Catin released its third album, Light the Stars, to critical acclaim. This […]

Smoky Greenwell, Smoky Greenwell’s New Orleans Blues Jam (Greenwell Records)

That lucky Smoky Greenwell. The dude works across the street from his French Quarter residence and hosts a popular Monday night blues jam at BMC around the corner. In between […]

Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Unity (Wild Lotus Productions)

It’d be easy to dismiss Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band as music solely for the yoga world. Though it’s rooted in the Indian kirtan genre with Sanskrit-sung mantras […]

Various Artists, Je M’Endors (Louisiana Folk Roots)

As much as Cajun music has historically been associated with the concept of fais do-do, there haven’t been many recordings with sleeping babies in mind. With an assemblage of Acadiana’s […]