Wordsmiths who write subtle songs about unheroic lives of quiet desperation don't usually become rock and roll heroes. Yet there was Jason Isbell, getting a conquering warrior's welcome from a…
At the culmination of 2012's music-heavy London Olympic Games, amid a procession of British musical giants taking turns on the Olympic Stadium stage, Kinks singer-songwriter Ray Davies emerged to…
The casting of Ashton Kutcher turns out to be the sole risky element of "Jobs," a smooth, reasonably engaging but not especially revealing early-years account of Steve Jobs' storied career.
Helmer Chad Hartigan's second feature is Americana of a very immediate sort, a tale of redemption that may leave its viewers with an uncanny sense of peace.
The Lumineers' self-titled album, bankrolled by the band's Seattle-based management company and released by an independent Nashville label, has spent nearly six months on the U.S. chart, riding the…
A mixed bag of warrior myths, '70s Americana and a rootsy "Romeo and Juliet," "King of the Travellers" marks a confident turn by writer-helmer Mark O'Connor.
Armed only with a computer and some chutzpah, a longshot snuck through the back door and into the Grammy Awards competition this year.
Oscar and Golden Globe-winning country singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham took home artist of the year honors at the Americana Music Assn. Awards, held Thursday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The Recording Academy will reduce by one the number of Grammys handed out in January.
The straw-hat circuit may have all but disappeared, but there are a few scattered enclaves of this theatrical Americana remaining that feature Broadway, film and TV names dusting off a classic…
Made on the most modest of means, "Hands on a Hardbody" is a classic piece of Americana, a down-home documentary that not only produces gales of laughter but also manages, by the end, to come…