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A Texas-swing number from Sarah Lee Guthrie marks her first single as a solo artist. Daughter of Arlo and granddaughter of Woody, SLG’s new song slips and slides through a classic and adorable tale of boy meets girl.
After releasing two previous singles and promising a new album in “early 2023,” Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have made good on their word with the announcement of I Only See The Moon, out on May 19. Along with their news, they debuted the quietly powerful “All of the Time in the World To Kill.”
A one-off single from Maya de Vitry, formerly of The Stray Birds, reminding you to not forget about the warm dark glow of the campfire on childhood summer nights. It’s that perfect mix of sorrow and child-like wonder that Maya is damn good at. And listen out for that Iris DeMent reference in verse three.
“It’s a heartbreaker, but it’s also so fun and epic,” says 22 year old Bella White of her latest, which is a surprising barn-burner from the artist normally known for her bluegrass style. An instant classic, “Break My Heart” is the first single from her upcoming sophomore record Among Other Things, out April 21.
A rowdy and fun cover of a deep Bob Dylan cut from good buddy Dom Flemons joined by Sam Bush, it’s the latest from Flemons’ upcoming release Traveling Wildfire. The album promises to be his “most personal album to-date as he refocuses on his songwriting—reflecting on his recent epiphanies and spiritual evolution as well as on the current social climate.”
Another cover to round out the week from genius nice-guy Taylor Ashton, featuring his wife Rachael Price (Lake Street Dive), which is a rare thing! He and Price strive to keep their professional lives separate, but after singing this at a friends’ wedding, the two loved it so much, they decided to record it for Ashton’s covers EP Pizza Tickets, out March 24. Good luck holding back those tears.