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Folk/Country
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical collaborator/producer…
2018 brought us lots of great new alt-country albums. DJ Emily has some of her favorites in the mix today. It's a great chance to catch up on anything you've missed this year.
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her debut full length earlier this year and has been performing and touring…
Today we open with a new artist to the show. JDR and the Broadcast are from just west of Chicago and their new single "Rosie" is some ear candy that's about to be stuck in your head.
The Underhill Family Orchestra is a band of siblings (by choice, not by blood) based out of Mobile, Alabama, stomping out epically anthemic, soul-churning roots music from the swamp to the stadium. Drawing heavily on their Southern roots and 4 strong vocalists, the group stirs up quite a pleasant racket that fans of pop, country music, and indie rock can all enjoy. They stormed the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this session. Tell Me That You Love Me is available now from Skate Mountain Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Neighbor Lady has already made quite an impression on us here at BTRtoday with their debut album, snagging a top artist of the week nod in June. And they’ve only continued to get love on our various podcasts since then. The Atlanta-based band plays incredibly charming, reverby, country-tinged indie rock with the secret weapon of lead singer Emily Braden’s powerful vocals. Check out this special performance recorded live at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Maybe Later is available now on Friendship Fever. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Ann St. Louis kicks off the show with new music from her debut LP- If Only There Was A River. Matt Krahula and the Nightmare River band are new to the mix. Turn up.
There's almost too much amazing new music on the episode to list. But, let's try to do it anyway. New tunes from Matt Weidauer, Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells, The New Zeitgeist, Kyler Morrison Band and more!
Pearl Charles has been hard at work since last we saw her in Austin in 2016. The Los Angeles-based folk musician released her debut full length earlier this year and has been performing and touring ever since. Her catchy alt-country songs have an incredibly sweet Americana sensibility with an edge, which is served well by the huge rock sound of her recording and live band. She stopped by with the whole gang for this session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Sleepless Dreamer is available now from Kanine Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kris Gruen has done quite a bit of touring and writing since he last visited us at BTR Live Studio 6 years ago. His latest album was primarily written in California, though still strongly represents his New York roots and long-time home of Vermont. It involves plenty of strong collaborators as usual, but here Gruen drops by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an intimate solo performance. Coast and Refuge is available now from Mother West. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Kittel & Co. is a contemporary string quintet fronted by Brooklyn musician Jeremy Kittel -- formerly of the GRAMMY award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. Drawing on folk, bluegrass, jazz, and…
Debuting music from Hellbilly HeartThrob on the mix today. Plus, new music from Chet Vincent. Swampmeat Family Band and Bonny Doon are in the mix as well.
“It feels comfortable to walk the earth now with a little bit more of my personality out there.”
Zander Hawley is an impressive young musician from Los Angeles whose bittersweet songs have an instant appeal. He honed his skills alongside the likes of Phoebe Bridgers (who appears on several songs…
Kim Richey is new to the mix. We've got a new track off a collaboration album from Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Plus a whole lot more.
Monteagle is the new project from Justin Giles Wilcox of the band Nassau. Slightly more ethereal than his work with Nassau, Monteagle works within the country-tinged Americana world, with a bit of a…
This week Ben Caplan takes over the top spot with his album 'Old Stock!'
Buck Meek is lead guitarist and one half of the songwriting duo behind the band Big Thief. He’s now front-and-center with his debut solo release, which offers a sweet and casually smooth…
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—the debut record release show for the one and only The Nude Party.
This week we talk to sweet-honey drop Shannon Shaw from Shannon & The Clams about going solo & listen to her debut album—tune-in!
DJ Emily has your alternative to the pop country on terrestrial radio. Get your alt-country fix today with new music from Brent Amaker, Bonny Doon and Daisy O'Connor.
A list of fiction novels about music or written by musicians—books by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Jimmy Buffett and more.
A book list of bios, memoirs, oral histories and more from all genres that every music lover needs to read.
Donovan Woods is a Polaris Prize and Juno Awards-nominated Nashville songwriter originally from Sarnia, Ontario. Writing pop and country songs for some of the industry’s best known performers,…
The Man in Black was too complex a thinker and too careful about his fans to be pinned down to an ideology.
Barlow’s great gift is in distilling the essence of folk music. With a punk rockers impatience, he strips away the ornamentation of folk.
Aisha Badru has one of those voices that cuts through the music in a very special way. Soft, soulful, and distinct, her beautiful songs deliver a ton of emotion and energy alongside mesmerizing instrumentation... and, again, that voice. If Aisha Badru’s music is new to you, start paying attention now. She stopped by for this beautiful session in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Pendulum by Aisha Badru is available now via Nettwerk. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Luke Winslow-King has a new album and we're playing tracks off of it. Plus music from Trace Mountains, Bonny Doon and more.
Lowlight is a rising indie-folk band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. With no shortage of local accolades, the band has recently brought their sound to thousands more potential fans by opening for The…
New music from Courtney Marie Andrews and Liz Brasher. Plus, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Ha Ha Tonka and more.
Hudson Taylor is an Americana/folk duo from Dublin, Ireland, made up of brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor. There’s always something magical about siblings performing music together, and these…
The Alt-Country hour has lots of new artists to rotation today. The mix included Fallow Ground, Swampmeat Family Band and Bonny Doon.
The Nashville band plays flowery melodies with intricate harmonies and choruses that’ll stay in your head like the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.
Renata Zeiguer (like tiger, with a Z) is a Brooklyn-dwelling NYC native with a broad depth of musical knowledge that informs her captivating songwriting. Along with her musical collaborator/producer (not to mention BTR Live Studio favorite) Adam Schatz and a band stacked with local pros, Zeiguer dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of her new tunes with us. Old Ghost is available now from Northern Spy. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Indie rock inspired by folk and Americana that make you really think about this wild ride we call life.
Songwriter Walter Martin is known as a lyricist and multi-instrumentalist for The Walkmen -- and before that, Jonathan Fire*Eater. His solo career began a few years ago with a record of music for…
Today we're sampling lots of tunes off Ruby Boots' new album "Don't Talk About It." Plus we've got the first single from Sarah Shook & The Disarmers' forthcoming release.
Native Harrow is Devin Tuel, accompanied by her musical partner and conspirator, composer/multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms. We first encountered the duo in 2015, performing for our cameras in the…
After a few years in Nashville, this country singer returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh to create a band closer to his true roots.
‘Another Age,’ released on Captured Tracks Feb. 16, is a personal statement for the Widowspeak guitar player.
Handsome Ghost is the project of Boston native and English teacher, Tim Noyes. Blending his folk music roots with a love for R&B and pop, Noyes is clearly onto something, landing millions for his…
DJ Emily found a new artist she's loving. The artist is Ariel Bui and she'll have a few tracks from the Nashville-based musician on the show today.
Suzanne Santo is best known as the singer from Los Angeles-based Americana band, honeyhoney. Here, she steps out on her own with a strong debut solo release, showcasing a powerful range from slow-burn…
Benjamin Cartel, whom you may recognize from his previous project Kaiser Cartel, has returned to his solo project roots. He brought his band by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to perform his…
New Ruby Boots and Peter Oren are in the mix. Plus a ton of other great music on this first alt-country set of 2018.
Self-described “fairy-folk” artist Jordan Klassen is a prolific songwriter based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who has spent the better part of the past decade writing and releasing deep and personal music. Marked by classic instrumentation and dulcet tones, Jordan’s songs may warm your soul as the frigid winter marches on. He and his band joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn in the fall, hot on the heels of the release of his latest album, Big Intruder. Big Intruder is available now from Nevado Music. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.

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