NPR Music’s Ann Powers Americana Festival Picks And Free Downloads!
As the annual Americana Festival gets under way in Nashville, NPR music is webcasting the awards ceremony tonight with Jim Lauderdale hosting and kicking band led by Buddy Miller.
We have invited NPR Music critic Ann Powers, who recently moved to Nashville, to let us know some of her picks for the newer acts showcasing around town. She'll play some music from the duo Lewis and Leigh. from Barna Howard and, from New England the band Darlingside. Plus the rock band that she tells us is better than their name might indicate - Hugh Bob and The Hustle. If you like what you hear you can download all four new bands.
HEART DON'T WANT by Lewis & Leigh
SHOW ON THE ROAD by Hugh Bob and the Hustle
QUITE A FEEELIN' by Barna Howard
THE GOD OF LOSS by Darlingside