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ROBER AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2009: Best Songwriters & Americana

…And The Nominees Are:
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Best Of 2009: Honorary Mentions-Songwriters

10-PHOSPHORESCENT-To Willie (Dead Oceans)

Everything remained quiet across the rustic landscapes of the Americana and folk worlds, with many familiar voices (Bonnie Prince Billy; Alela Diane; Califone) arriving punctually to their regular dates with the public, next to a few surprising newcomers (Trembling Bells; The Low Anthem). Phosphorescent dedicated a whole album to Willie Nelson; John Darnielle with his Mountain Goats did the same to the Bible and, on a rockier front, Cass McCombs and the multi-tasking Spencer Krug, under his parallel project Sunset Rubdown, both released excellent new works. Read the rest of this entry »

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BABY DEE-The Dance Of Diminishing Possibilities

Everything was quiet in Americana’s landscape. The world of the singer-songwriters didn’t offer many shocks either. Luckily the recent invasion of mediocre ones, aiming at the middle-aged market seems to have diminished. The majority of the ones we highlight are well established figures; next to a couple of recent arrivals equally interesting.

Todo tranquilo en la campiña Americana y el mundo de los cantautores tampoco dio grandes sobresaltos; afortunadamente la reciente invasión de ejemplos mediocres con un ojo en el mercado de la mediana edad parece haber menguado. La mayor parte de los que destacamos son genios y figuras bien reconocidas, con un par de recién llegados más que interesantes. Read the rest of this entry »

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