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MIXTAPE: The Shook Twins' Songs by SiblingsBeing in a band with my twin sister, and writing songs that we sing together, is a very special and powerful thing. Blood harmony is a true gift that we always knew deep down that we could not waste! Playing music with family members has a wholesome and comforting quality…
MixtapeAug 14, 2017

I didn’t know it until recently, but man, I love Memphis. After touring for two years on an album I did in Muscle Shoals, I decided it was time to move on to a next project, and Memphis was the obvious choice. In order to soak up the music of Soulsville, I dove in deep, visiting…

MixtapeAug 8, 2017

The traditional folk realm spans several countries and numerous styles. But Canadian folk duo Kacy & Clayton know their way around the terrain. That's why we asked them to gather up a bundle of their favorites. Taking a break from promoting their new album, The Siren's Song, Clayton answered the call.Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys…

MixtapeJul 31, 2017

With his latest release being Mandolin Duets, Vol. 1, who better than Casey Campbell to put together a Mixtape of mandolin masters for us? No one. That's who. He has studied them all -- and played with many -- so take his carefully selected collection to heart (and ear).Bill Monroe & Doc Watson -- "Watson’s Blues"Where else…

MixtapeJul 17, 2017

This is a playlist of 12 songs by Asheville artists that have entertained and inspired me in my own little corner of this town. To choose only 12 was a challenge, to say the least, since the music scene keeps growing and it seems that every day there are new songwriters and musicians adding their…

MixtapeJul 10, 2017

We've always liked stirring the pot in the Dustbowl Revival -- bringing a lot of genres into our own out-of-left-field soul-roots sound. With our unconventional eight-piece instrumentation (a string section with a brass section) and two lead singers (and a lot of cooks in the kitchen), deciding what songs would make it when we were…