Ann Powers

Ann Powers appears in the following:

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, 'What I Need'

Friday, February 05, 2016

Watch the premiere of "What I Need" from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' Austin City Limits performance.


First Listen: Wynonna & The Big Noise, 'Wynonna & The Big Noise'

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

On her first album in 13 years, one of country's supreme redheads lays bare the joy that is her most potent gift as a vocalist.


Reflections Of A Bowie Girl

Monday, January 11, 2016

For decades, David Bowie helped young music fans realize that identity could shift, that you could love both reading and rock 'n' roll, that pop could hold lessons about love and integrity and grace.


The Year In Pop Music

Friday, January 01, 2016

Adele's new album 25 had record sales in its first week — selling more than 2.4 million copies. We get a check on more pop music news from 2015.


Hear A New Solo Song By John Paul White, Formerly Of The Civil Wars

Thursday, December 17, 2015

"Simple Song," White's first solo release since The Civil Wars broke up in 2014, will appear on the concept album Southern Family, produced by Dave Cobb.


An Outsider Remakes Nashville's Traditional Sound

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

After making acclaimed albums with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, producer Dave Cobb has quietly staked out territory as the man behind country music's roots revolution.


Ann Powers' Favorite Albums Of 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

For 2015, Ann Powers picked 16 albums to stand in for the stations of a musical life. Taken as a whole, they represent that old, perpetually useful cliché: Life is change.


Songs We Love: Paul Burch, 'Meridian'

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

One of Nashville's secret piano-playing treasures discusses his new musical biography of the great Jimmie Rodgers, and the changes taking place in Music City.


Songs We Love: Childbirth, 'Let's Be Bad'

Monday, November 23, 2015

Watch the newest video from Seattle feminist punk super-group, starring performance-art-guerilla grrrl Alicia McDaid.


You've Got A Home: June Millington's Lifelong Journey In Rock

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The founding member of Fanny, a groundbreaking all-female rock group, June Millington has everything it takes to be mythologized as a rock hero. Now she's telling her own story.


Songs We Love: Vince Gill, 'Take Me Down'

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The living Nashville legend returns with a wise, thoroughly modern expression of desire, accompanied by the harmonies of Little Big Town.


New Album Of Previously Unheard Jeff Buckley Recordings To Be Released

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The album You and I, due in March, is made up of songs recorded in Buckley's very first studio sessions after signing to Columbia Records, and displays the singer's wide range of influences.


Songs We Love: Seratones, 'Necromancer'

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The new single and video from Shreveport's newest garage-rock stompers is voudou-inspired fun in a Louisiana cemetery.


First Listen: Chris Isaak, 'First Comes The Night'

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The 59-year-old's tenor has grown rawer, lending his inquiries into heartbreak an air of menace. He can still sing like a dream, but Isaak's gotten better at capturing nightmares, too.


Songs We Love: Josh Abbott Band, 'Ghosts'

Monday, November 02, 2015

The regretful first song that the country singer-songwriter composed for his group's concept album about the end of a marriage now has a video.


Songs We Love: The Mavericks, 'Pardon Me'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The latest single from the Americana Award-winning Mono is a melancholy road anthem — and its video paints French Quarter revelry as a place of lonely escape.


One For The Ages

Monday, October 19, 2015

Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, is novelistic, with recurring musical themes, memorable characters and a preoccupation with the change brought on by passing time.


Songs We Love: Corb Lund, 'Sadr City'

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Listen to the outlaw ballad written from the perspective of a Middle East combat veteran, then read the versatile singer-songwriter open up about his craft.


Songs We Love: Aubrie Sellers, 'Loveless Rolling Stone'

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Genre-defying country by Lee Ann Womack's daughter — the existential testament of a heartbreaker, with an indelible tinge of sadness in her sass.


First Listen: Donnie Fritts, 'Oh My Goodness'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

After a career spanning 50-plus years, Fritts' new album celebrates a well-traveled tender heart. Oh My Goodness finds the singer collaborating with Spooner Oldham, producer John Paul White and more.