Ronnie Fauss Picks ‘Em

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Ronnie Fauss' debut EP, New Songs for the Old Frontier, Volume 1, took me by surprise earlier this year, impressing me with its dusty, stripped-down sound and high standard of songcraft, including an obvious commitment to honest-to-goodness storytelling. New Songs... is full of literate earworms, songs with words that demand your attention and melodies that stay with you far down the trail. They sound like the work of a seasoned artist, not some guy in Dallas whose name you're hearing for the … [Read more...]

Whitney Duncan Picks ‘Em

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In addition to giving readers a shot at an iPod Shuffle and some autographed EPs (be sure to enter by next Tuesday!), Whitney Duncan kindly agreed to help Country California launch a new album recommendations series. Basically, we'll poll artists of various stripes for 5-10 of their all-time favorite country albums. We're looking to feature a wide range of artists, so feel free to recommend someone (probably in country or a neighboring genre) whose album recommendations would interest you and … [Read more...]