The Weekly Single Recap: February 15, 2013: Americana Edition featuring Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and Corb Lund

This week Chuck Dauphin takes a break from his stack of new mainstream radio chart singles to take a look at Americana's latest offerings, including tracks from Grammy Winners Mumford & Sons, The SteelDrivers, Shelia Marshall, Corb Lund, and The Lumineers. Read on to view his thoughts on these songs!

Sheila Marshall - "Can’t Let Go" (Independent Release):

Guitar work is particularly impressive in the intro. Vocal is sultry as a southern seductress. Song works well!

This track is from her just-released EP! 

The SteelDrivers - "I’ll Be There" (Rounder Records):

Vocal has a rough flavor, which seems to underscore the haunting yet tender tones of this song.

The track is from The SteelDrivers just-released Hammer Down album.

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - "Forever And A Day" (New West Records):

Very old-school Country sounding track with two pros that know each other’s vocal tendencies well.

The track appears on Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale's new Buddy & Jim album, 

The Departed - "Prayer For The Lonely" (Underground Sound):

A rock and roll swagger  on this track from Adventus is balanced by a very smooth and confident vocal from Seth James.

Corb Lund - "Dig Gravedigger Dig" (New West Records):

It’s different, that’s for sure. Definitely has an old-fashioned Blues riff throughout. Still making my mind up about this track!

This track is taken from Corb Lund's latest album Cabin Fever.

Mumford & Sons - "Lover Of The Light" (Glassnote):

A very melodic sound from the Grammy winner's [Album of the year Babel] that seems to define the term “light and easy.” It also shows just why critics and fans are so enamored with their vocals.

Ted Russell Kamp - "Another Love Song" (PoMo Records):

A rugged sound that kind of makes me imagine what Kris Kristofferson would sound like had he landed on Johnny Cash’s yard now – as opposed to almost fifty years ago.

From Ted Russell Kamp's just-released Night Owl album.

The Lone Bellow - "Green Eyes And A Heart Of Gold" (Descendant Records)

One of the most exciting acts on the musical horizon today, the harmonies are what really seems to sell this record – and that is an understatement.

From their self-titled debut album. 

The Lumineers - "Stubborn Love" (DualTone Records)

The true definition of what Americana is. At times, this song is Folk, at times Country, and at times a little Pop, but at all times...a musical treat!

"Stubborn Love" is the second single from The Lumineers self-titled debut album ("Ho Hey" was their first).

Flatt Lonesome - "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" (Pisgah Ridge Records)

A pretty good version of the Buddy/Julie Miller classic made famous by Lee Ann Womack. Nice powerful range!

Track is taken from the new six-piece newgrass band's just-released self-titled debut album