'Right This Time' by Asheville's lund is a portrait painted with the vibrant strokes of soulful, blues rock-tinged Americana.
THE EARLY MAYS: PRETTIEST BLUE EP | ALBUM REVIEW
There’s beauty in simplicity, a sentiment perfectly illustrated in Prettiest Blue, the new EP from Appalachian folk duo The Early Mays.
MARY SIMICH: HOW DOES ONE BEGIN | ALBUM REVIEW
On How Does One Begin, Mary Simich gives us a healthy dose of throwback country-western & oldies-pop vibes wrapped in a haunting aura.
ERIKA LEWIS: A WALK AROUND THE SUN | ALBUM REVIEW
On A Walk Around The Sun, Erika Lewis takes listeners on an emotional journey full of longing, grieving, and reckoning with the past.
SUSAN CATTANEO: ALL IS QUIET | ALBUM REVIEW
On All is Quiet, Susan Cattaneo’s silky vocals flow over delicate instrumentation creating songs that break your heart in the best kind of way.
ARTIST FEATURE: MAGGIE ROSE — 2021 IN REVIEW
Mother Church Pew looks back on the creative year of soul and Americana artist Maggie Rose including her new podcast, album, and recent tour.
HAUNTED LIKE HUMAN | TALL TALES & FABLES – ALBUM REVIEW
On Tall Tales & Fables, Haunted Like Human struck the perfect balance between recognizable folk music themes and gothic diversions.
ANGUS GILL: THE SCRAPBOOK | ALBUM REVIEW
With The Scrapbook, Angus Gill’s plethora of talents are in the spotlight; he amply proves he’s not only a prodigious creator, but a gifted storyteller that puts his heart on the line in every turn of phrase.
KASHENA SAMPSON: TIME MACHINE | ALBUM REVIEW
Time Machine has many of the elements of Kashena Sampson’s prior work, most notably her classic vocals with the range to carry a world of lyrical emotion. However, it shows clear progression as well—a maturity in both lyrical crafting and smart production.
AJ LEE AND BLUE SUMMIT: I’LL COME BACK LP | ALBUM REVIEW
With I’ll Come Back, AJ Lee and Blue Summit powerfully propel the genre forward, their influences of country, soul, swing, rock, and rock on full display as they deftly weave their contribution into the tapestry of the bluegrass tradition.