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Interview: Sam Outlaw on Nashville, Los Angeles and the Importance of Community

With Midwestern roots and a life planted in Los Angeles, Sam Outlaw knows a thing or two about the importance of community.

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Sam Outlaw interview 2016
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Interview: With Love and Happiness in His Life, Sam Outlaw Reflects on ‘Angeleno’, Looks Ahead to New Music

Sam Outlaw is at a much different place than he was a year ago, when he released his debut full-length album, and he tells The Boot all about it.

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Drive-By Truckers Announce ‘American Band’ Album

The Drive-By Truckers will release a new album, 'American Band', in September.

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Top Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016
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Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016 (So Far)

Though we could spend hours chatting about every record that has hit our turntables this year, we've whittled our favorites down to a more comprehensive list.

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Luke Bell interview 2016
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Interview: Luke Bell Chats About His New LP, Why He Still Enjoys Listening to His Own Music

Wyoming native-turned-Nashvillian Luke Bell chats with The Boot about his new self-titled LP and why he still enjoys listening to his own music.

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Robbie Fulks interview 2016
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Interview: Robbie Fulks Discusses Working With Steve Albini, Why He Doesn’t Listen to His Older Music

The Boot chats with Robbie Fulks about his new album, 'Upland Stories', and what it's like working with Steve Albini.

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best Americana alt country folk songs 2016
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Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Songs of 2016 (So Far)

The Boot counts down the best Americana, alt-country and folk songs of 2016 ... so far.

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Slobberbone interview 2016
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Interview: Brent Best Discusses Slobberbone’s New Retrospective, ‘Bees and Seas’

Slobberbone frontman Brent Best chats with The Boot about his band's new retrospective, 'Bees and Seas', out now via New West Records.

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Petunia & the Vipers, ‘Lou Lou’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Petunia & the Vipers premiere their song "Lou Lou" exclusively with The Boot.

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Jeffrey Foucault interview 2016
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Interview: Jeffrey Foucault Finds Freedom Through Discipline Onstage

Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault talks to The Boot about touring with his longtime drummer Billy Conway.

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