There’s an exciting new scene of American pickers rooted in tradition who identify more with experimentation and rock ’n' roll than with simple revivalism.
Perhaps more than most genres, the blues harbors far too many hidden heroes.
We’ll take depressing songs about heartbreak and infidelity instead, thanks.
When we needed an artist to make us a Mixtape of classic country tunes, we turned immediately to Lee Ann Womack.
Aren't half-somber, half-hopeful songs the most comforting?
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MIXTAPE: Lee Ann Womack's Country Primer
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