Essential Americana Records


If you like Americana, songwriters with an attitude, rock & roll that hasn't lost its connection to the groove, and a good dose of Texas music, here are some things to check out:
2013

Holly Williams, The Highway

Jason Isbell, Southeastern

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Cheater's Game

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park

Terry Allen, Bottom of the World

John Moreland, In the Throes

The Greencards, Sweetheart of the Sun

Marshall Chapman, Blaze of Glory

Willie Sugarcapps, Willie Sugarcapps

Sam Baker, Say Grace


2012

Walt Wilkins, Plenty

John Fullbright, From The Ground Up

Jason Eady, AM Country Heaven, FM Country Hell

Turnpike Troubadours, Goodbye Normal Street

Shovels & Rope, O' Be Joyful

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Grifter's Hymnal

Lincoln Durham, The Shovel vs the Howling Bones

The Birds of Chicago, The Birds of Chicago


2011

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Here We Rest

Carrie Elkin, Call it My Garden

Danny Schmidt, Man of Many Moons

Malcolm Holcombe, To Drink the Rain

Amanda Shires, Carrying Lighting

Audrey Auld, Come Find Me

Rod Picott, Welding Burns

Brigette DeMeyer, Rose of Jericho

Abigail Washburn, City of Refuge

Levi Lowrey, I Confess I Was a Fool

Beck & Cauthen, Sons & Fathers



2010

Will Kimbrough, Wings

Red Molly, James

Kevin Welch, A Patch of Blue Sky

Kevin Higgins, Find Your Shine

Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros, Agave

Reckless Kelly, Somewhere iin Time

Ruth Moody, The Garden

Paul Thorn, Pimps and Preachers

Charlie Musselwhite, The Well

John Mellencamp, No Better Than This

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, The Master Sessions

Peter Cooper, The Lloyd Green Album

JJ Grey & Mofro, Georgia Workhorse

Justin Townes Earle, Harlem River Blues

Kasey Chambers, Little Bird

Rita Hosking, Come Sunrise



2009

Jason Eady, When The Money's Gone

Walt Wilkins, Vigil

Slaid Cleaves, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away

Band of Heathens, One Foot in the Ether

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Radney Foster, Revival

Seth James, That Kind of Man

Sam Baker, Cotton

Tift Merritt, Buckingham Solo

Louise Mosrie, Home

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, You Don't Have to Love Them Both

Todd Snider, The Excitement Plan

The Wailing Jennys, Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House

Phil Lee, So Long It's Been Good to Know You

Justin Townes Earle, Midnight at the Movies

Jack Ingram, Big Dreams, High Hopes

Jeffrey Foucault, Shooting the Moon Right Between the Eyes

Tim Easton, Porcupine

Sara Petite, Doghouse Rose

Jorma Kaukonen, River of Time

The Greencards, Fascination

Ronnie Earl, Hope Radio

Buddy & Julie Miller, Written in Chalk

Dave Alvin, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women

Rosie Flores, Girl of the Century
2008

Shannon Whitworth, No Expectations

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Passenger Seat

Band of Heathens, Band of Heathens

John Inmon, Songs for Heavy Traffic

Walt Wilkins, Rivertown

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Rattlin' Bones

Kate Walsh, Tim's House

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights

Old Crow Medicine Show, Tennesee Pusher

Carolyn Wonderland, Little Miss Understood

John Nelson, Tengo Ranchito

Eric Bibb, Get On Board

Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, Cactus Live

Hayes Carll, Trouble in Mind

Sister Hazel, Before the Amplifiers

Tift Merritt, Another Country

Chris Thomas King, The Soul of Chris Thomas King

Trampled Under Foot, May I Be Excused

Rod Picott & Amanda Shires, Sew Your Heart With Wires

Amanda Shires, West Cross Timbers