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The North Carolina Americana/folk duo comes to the Pabst Theater on Jan. 29. Read more

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The North Mississippi Allstars bring their brand of Americana blues-rock to Turner Hall Ballroom on Jan. 15. Read more

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Nashville’s two songs convey Milwaukee singer-songwriter Zach Pietrini’s artistry at prime form on this EP. Read more

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The country rock-rootsy Americana band Tangled Lines’ CD release party will be at Twisted Path Distillery on Dec. 6. Read more

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Milwaukee folkie Samso charms on his eponymous debut effort. Read more

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Sarah Shook performed for a packed and enthusiastic Cactus Club crowd, along with Big Eyes and Sunny War. Read more

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Country music returns to the Amphitheater with headliner Jason Aldean. For a different spin on Americana, check out Brandi Carlile at BMO Harris Pavilion. Milwaukee is well represented by metallic trio Ahab’s Ghost at the Rebel Stage. Read more

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On Flowers and Ticket Stubs, singer-songwriter Matthew Davies offers an unpretentiously commercial sound that, with the right conspiracy of circumstances, could elevate him from curbsides and coffeehouses to even greater stages. Read more

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JigJam’s blend of traditional Irish music, bluegrass and Americana will come through at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on Saturday, April 13. Read more


The “roots meets country” Milwaukee band The Riverwest Aces has released a CD single whose spare arrangement suggests a soundtrack to a half-remembered nightmare. Read more

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The story of Trapper Schoepp’s new album begins nearly 60 years ago with Bob Dylan and ends in a Wauwatosa studio with Wilco’s Patrick Sansone. Read more

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"It’s one thing to show solidarity behind the scenes but we need to be more vocal as men." Read more

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The Americana duo showed off their expanded band at their lively Pabst Theater concert. Read more

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Not only lovers of Beck’s ’90s music should find nourishment in Samso’s Freedom Seeds; so could outliers among psychedelic rockers and Americana enthusiasts. Read more

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The Milwaukee folk duo Nickel&Rose push back against the genre’s whitewashing on their poignant new EP. Read more

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David Bromberg may be the most influential musician you’ve never heard of, but his impact on contemporary music is undeniable. Read more

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Songwriter Allen Coté confronts Trump’s obscene politics on his band’s crazed new album The Great American Novelty. Read more

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Panalure recruited producer Mike Hoffman and some guest luminaries from the Milwaukee music scene for their latest album of multilayered roots-rock. Read more

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On their second release, Volume Two, Milwaukee’s Rebecca and the Grey Notes perform a smart, sincere amalgam of unassumingly sweet acoustic country, light blues rock swagger and a hooky sort of Americana. Read more

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Ahead of his headlining gig at WMSE’s Backyard BBQ, Alejandro Escovedo chats about his guest-laden new album. Read more

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