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Henry Wagons Anything You Want
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Henry Wagons, ‘Anything You Want’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The Boot premieres Henry Wagons' latest solo offering, "Anything You Want," from his upcoming album, 'After What I Did Last Night ...'.

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Haymarket Squares Working Reward
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The Haymarket Squares, ‘Working Reward’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The Haymarket Squares premiere "Working Reward" exclusively on The Boot.

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Americana alt country folk artists to watch 2016
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15 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Artists to Watch in 2016

A list of Americana, alt-country and folk artists to watch in 2016.

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Watch John Moreland Make Network TV Debut With ‘Break My Heart Sweetly’

John Moreland made his network TV debut on Monday (Feb. 1) with a performance of "Break My Heart Sweetly" on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'.

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The Bottle Rockets interview 2016
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Interview: Brian Henneman Talks New Bottle Rockets Album, Shares ‘Most Unbelievable’ Career Moment

The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman tells The Boot about writing and recording the band's new album, 'South Broadway Athletic Club'.

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Ray Wylie Hubbard interview 2016
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Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard Discusses Writing a Book, Spiritual Awakening and Country Music

It’s hard to imagine, but at 68 years old, esteemed songwriter and outlaw country music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard is creating some of the best material of his life.

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Guest Room Sessions: Granville Automatic, ‘Goodnight House’

Granville Automatic and Cassandra Sotos perform "Goodnight House" for The Boot's Guest Room Sessions.

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Drive By Truckers 2016 tour dates
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Drive-By Truckers Reveal 2016 Tour Plans

The Drive-By Truckers may be trucking to a city near you this winter: The five-member alt-country band has announced an upcoming tour.

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Interview: Shane Smith & the Saints Deliver Genre-Bending Songs and Sound on ‘Geronimo’ [Exclusive Video]

Take the Americana- and folk-esque instrumentation of a band such as the Avett Brothers and the harmonies of the Zac Brown Band, put them together with a Bruce Springsteen-like voice and the lyrical sensibilities of Bob Dylan, and then throw in a bit of Celtic rock a la the Dropkick Murphys, and you'll wind up with something along the lines of Shane Smith & the Saints' newest album, Gironimo. The 15-track record, which was released in September, is a stylistic departure from the band's 2013 debut disc, Coast, as well as from the sounds of their Texas country counterparts -- and, really, that's the point.

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real new music 2016
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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Plan to Release New Album in March

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have a new album in the works.

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