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Big Horn Music Festival Recap

Big Horn Music Festival: Mt. Baldy While everyone down in Claremont was sluggishly slurping podges and smoothies while melting away in the 100+ degree heat, I escaped to the peak of Baldy for the Big Horn Baldy Bluegrass Festival. A bunch of sweet acoustic, Americana, roots, and many other groups rose up on the ski lift […]

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Album Review: The Haden Triplets (AKA That Time I Realized I Like Americana)

So THAT’S what Americana is. This is the first album I have heard that truly seems to invite me to witness the home life of a family. Growing up, the Haden Triplets were surrounded by old country songs, Yiddish songs, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman, and more. These sources obviously greatly influenced the album, […]

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Shamrock Your Socks Off!

We’re all familiar with the image of leprechauns, four leaf clovers, and lots of beer on St. Patrick’s Day. But there’s so much more to Celtic identity that’s worth celebrating! Tune in to KSPC from 2 to 4pm on Wednesday, March 12 to get a taste of the rich musical tradition both Ireland and Scotland […]

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Cuates in-studio on The Barnyard with Abby

Chris Cuates stopped by KSPC to play americana-twinged punk on guitar and drum/tambourine during The Barnyard with Abby, which you can hear on KSPC Thursday’s 2-4pm. Hear more of their music here. Mama Should’ve Known Better Lying Circle Poon Hound Tumble Weed Tombstone

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ALBUM REVIEW: American Goldwing by Blitzen Trapper

As far as bands go, Blitzen Trapper has become one of my favorite traveling companions. Dont worry–Im not harboring any delusions about having spent a wild month on tour with them, rattling across the country one dimly lit bar or crowded nightclub at a time. Im talking about the way their songs create a sense […]

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