God And Country Music: New Avett Brothers Album Means Only Good Things

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Yesterday, the Avett Brothers announced a new single and an upcoming album, Magpie and the Dandelions. After only about a year since their last release, The Avett Brothers are cranking out another album and that is good news for fans because, really, a bad Avett Brothers album is still a good album. Their last album The Carpenter was a bad Avett Brothers album compared to 2009’s I And Love And You or 2004’s Mignonette, but it still has some of the most beautiful songs of 2012 on it. Really, … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Jay Nash’s Letters From The Lost

Jay Nash’s new album Letters From The Lost came out Tuesday. Recorded in a home studio in Vermont, the album has a cozy “antique mall” rustic charm about it. Letters From The Lost is accessible New England folk/Americana. You should check it out, you know, if you're into accessible New England folk/Americana.... … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: Ronnie Fauss and the Narrative Heart of No Depression

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music. Great Americana music isn’t too difficult to find, at least if you are searching for it. Not because there is an abundance of it but because you can tell who gets Americana music (or No Depression) by looking at their influences and the bands they cover. And slowly, one great artist will lead you to another great artist and so on. … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: The Avett Brothers' New Album is out Today!

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music. Today is a very special day indeed, a day that only comes along once every three years or so. Today marks the release of a new album by the new kings of Americana music: The Avett Brothers. Much has been written about The Avett Brothers in this weekly column, because there is a lot to say about them. They are some of the best … [Read more...]


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