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MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride
PlaylistsMar 4, 2024

There's a confidence and ease to Aoife O'Donovan's music making, brought forward throughout her career by her languid, tender, and emotive voice. Just as striking and crystalline as it is cozy and comforting, her voice is a truly iconic instrument in Americana, bluegrass, and new acoustic music. Still, as she readies her new solo album,…

MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride
PlaylistsMar 4, 2024

I grew up deep in the hills of the Appalachian Mountains in Eastern Kentucky where, I’m pretty sure, that on a quiet, cool, foggy morning after the rooster crows, you can hear the faint strumming of a mandolin or banjo echoing through the hollers. My home was near the famed Country Music Highway, Route 23,…

MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride
PlaylistsFeb 26, 2024

I consider myself to be amongst the luckiest of music lovers. Growing up, I saw some of the most incredible roots artists from backstage while holding my Jack Russell terrier and playing with my cousins. When I was 8 years old, my grandfather Warren started a free bluegrass festival in San Francisco called Hardly Strictly…

MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride
PlaylistsFeb 9, 2024

(Editor's Note: Sign up here to receive Good Country issues when they launch, direct to your email inbox via Substack.) In country and roots music, authenticity is treated like the most valuable currency of all. Maybe that’s because the genre has always been caught between the fiction that this music is frozen in amber and…

MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride
PlaylistsFeb 9, 2024

(Editor’s Note: Sign up here to receive Good Country issues when they launch, direct to your email inbox via Substack.) Country music’s gender politics have always been, well, kind of fucked up. The genre itself is rooted in class-based declarations of authenticity and individualism, all while negotiating assimilation into urban life. Like any other large group…

MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride
MIXTAPE: Joshua Hyslop's Songs For a Chill Bike Ride