Americana Motel

Produced by Peter Fox.

Named one of the top-ten releases of the year by the Wall Street Journal

A nifty collection of country-flavored songs by musicians from Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C., most of whom must’ve loved the same people who appealed to Dave Alvin, Gram Parsons, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss and kd lang, among others. Each of the disc’s 18 songs crackle with the kind of organic purity that’s missing from the high-gloss world of pop. The players in bands like the Fieldhands, Last Train Home, Jumpin’ Jupiter, Starling, and Auldridge & Gaudreau deserve a big, big audience and a spot on the “Grand Ole Opry.”