Jake Xerxes Fussell

On his solo debut, Jake Xerxes Fussell sounds like an explorer. He was the son of a folklorist who documented vernacular culture in the Southeast. He’s worked with blues men and played in country bands. He was a student in the Southern Studies program at Ole Miss. He recorded with … Continue reading

Willie Sugarcapps

Willie Sugarcapps is a singer/songwriter supergroup comprised of Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, Sugarcane Jane (Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford), and Corky Hughes. Its members — most of whom live on or near the Gulf Coast of Alabama (only Kimbrough lives in Nashville, but is an Alabama native) — came together … Continue reading

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

It means something that the word about Americana roots duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West spread first among musicians. Their debut album was passed around the ranks of some of the best American roots bands, raved about to fans online, and seen as a model to strive for in songwriting … Continue reading

anchor & the butterfly

anchor & the butterfly is a collaboration between songwriter and singer Bridget Robertson and guitarist Lance Hillier. From their home in Central Victoria, Australia they create music in a converted tin shed in their back garden. Music that is emotionally honest, beautifully lyrical with a healthy dose of heartbreak and … Continue reading

Gretchen Peters

“I get a lot of juice from the musicians in the room,” says Gretchen Peters. In the case of her new album, ‘Blackbirds,’ “juice” is certainly understatement.Recorded in Nashville, the album features a who’s who of modern American rootsmusic: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, SuzyBogguss … Continue reading