When asked for his 10 most essential albums, Jayhawks founder Mark Olson attempted to increase the total and include works by The Band, Nick Drake, The Clash and Joni Mitchell, among others.
14-song Setlist (Columbia/Legacy) holds its own compared to its predecessors
Serious health notes (one of them encouraging) for two Americana performers of very different generations
Forced to choose between artistry and a contract, singer-songwriter Lynne opts to strike out on her own
The title of Shelby Lynne’s “Tears, Lies, and Alibis” signals the theme of her latest album: freshly lost love, the betrayal and confusion that precedes it, and the anger and loneliness that follows.
An album that is an interesting and addictive compilation of folk roots and an intimate look inside the artist’s thoughts and music.
The Americana label is bandied about rather loosely these days, being used to describe everything from roots-rock wannabes to alt-country crooners.