alt country

Latest Articles


Tristen brings candor and contradiction to folk

Ordinarily, the end of days isn't a very enticing prospect, but after hearing Tristen Gaspadarek chant "Doomsday" repeatedly, you might welcome horsemen on the horizon.
Old sound, modern means
By REYAN ALI  |  December 09, 2011

The Jayhawks | Hollywood Town Hall (Expanded) and Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition)

The reedy voices of Mark Olson and Gary Louris are why the Jayhawks stood out from the '90s alt-country crowd - two inextricably linked stalks of lonesome beauty, they remain impossible to discern from each other, impossible to peel apart.
Legacy/American (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 21, 2011

A. A. Bondy | When the Devil's Loose

I just don't get most of alt-country — what is it even alting us out of at this point?
Fat Possum (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009

The boy with no name

With a tidy five-song EP, More Time , Travis Kline is the newest entrant in Portland's burgeoning alt-country renaissance.
Travis Kline creates More Time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008