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Artist. Author. Failed gubernatorial candidate. Chess prodigy. Long before Johnny Manziel was the favorite son of Kerrville, Texas, there was Kinky Friedman.

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A plucked bass note on an acoustic guitar is an underrated thing. That’s how Ricky Lewis‘ spare, haunting “Clay Baby” begins, and as the song builds, he adds slowly to that simple beginning–a strum of the guitar, a plinking bit of piano, and then, eventually, his own voice. Lewis is a folk singer from New […]

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Portland-based alt-folk quartet and ATG favorite Blitzen Trapper have just shared the second single off their new album American Goldwing on their soundcloud. “Love The Way You Walk Away” is achy-breaky-heartbreaking, and a bit country for my tastes, but still quite enjoyable nonetheless. My anticipation for the album grows by the minute after hearing what […]

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I know that it is diametrically opposed to the typical ATG theme, but I can’t help but love the country classic “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. Call me a douchey UVa kid or what have you, but when I was first introduced to the song by my study abroad friends Chris, Katie, and Emma […]

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