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One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

Steve Earle, as is his way, gets beneath the bromides and the easy assumptions about the homeless, in a harrowing new song that digs out the hard-won scraps of remaining pride.

‘Every song is completely different': John Oates of Hall and Oates to release series of new downloads

‘Every song is completely different': John Oates of Hall and Oates to release series of new downloads

A sign of the times in this age of the download: John Oates of Hall and Oates says he will be releasing a new album — but only one song at a time, over the next year.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet – From Bamako to Carencro (2013)

BeauSoleil’s first studio recording since 2009’s Alligator Purse finds Michael Doucet’s frisky amalgam retracing Louisiana music’s journey from West Africa to the swamps of south Louisiana

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon (2013)

Gloriously free of the spit-shine that’s turned so much of Nashville’s product into pop pap, Old Yellow Moon has a homey, lived-in feel — like a conversation amongst old friends, with everyone showing their scars.

Chris Belleau – Knee Deep in the Blues (2013)

Chris Belleau is not just knee deep in the blues. He’s at least that far in on traditional Cajun, and up to his ankles in country. He’s even got a toe in classic mid-1960s rock.

Streams: Robben Ford, “You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” from Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Streams: Robben Ford, “You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” from Bringing It Back Home (2013)

This new stream, courtesy of the Mascot Label Group, finds the five-time Grammy nominated Robben Ford taking on a Bob Dylan classic, as part of the bluesy new roots-rock project Bringing It Back Home due February 19, 2013.

JL Stiles – House of Murmurs (2013)

JL Stiles comes out of a blues-playing tradition, but he moves far afield of anything so straight-forward on House of Murmurs, a layered, connective album that can’t be anchored to any one specific genre.

Scott Ramminger, with George Porter Jr., others – Advice from a Father to a Son (2013)

Singing with a hound-dog salaciousness, and playing sax with a squalling soulfulness, Advice from a Father to a Son has a funky-cool Carnival-time vibe anyway. Then Scott Ramminger goes and adds some of New Orleans’ best sidemen

Lisa Germano – No Elephants (2013)

Lisa Germano’s spare fragility, her whispery confidentiality, would come off as too precious if she didn’t pay such great attention to the craftsmanship of her writing. Instead, her new album has enough trenchant, note-perfect images to fill a good-sized lit mag

‘The loamy voiced, rhythmic heart of the Band': Recalling five of Levon Helm’s most stirring moments

‘The loamy voiced, rhythmic heart of the Band': Recalling five of Levon Helm’s most stirring moments

Sunday gives us another chance to remember Levon Helm, as Elton John, Mavis Staples and others pay tribute to the rail-jumping, loamy voiced, rhythmic heart of the Band during the annual Grammy awards.