Song of the Week
Will Hoge has always studied how small towns and flawed but flourishing relationships can be the most complex of anchors, and he tackles this again on the title track of his new album.
Marlon Williams' newest single puts on full display the unique way that the New Zealand native melds a smooth, Roy Orbison-style croon with a quirky theatricality.
Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae's debut duets LP, Tell Me True, is dedicated to the magnetism of harmonies.
Surprise albums are quite frequently the best ones, often simply because whoever is releasing them knows that they're just good enough to live on their own, no mass pre-marketing required.
Lead by the voice of Adam Granduciel, the band's newest single sounds like a song made for those who enjoy being both grounded to the earth and united with the air.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (ft. Rhiannon Giddens), 'St. James Infirmary Blues'
Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'
John Prine with Holly Williams, 'I'm Tellin' You'
Jade Jackson, 'Motorcycle'
Willie Nelson, 'Still Not Dead'