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Mathias
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Last Active 01-15-22 1:25 am
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Overlooked Country of 2021
1Kiely Connell
Calumet Queen


RIYL: Powerful vocals, emotive and raw lyrics, sparse instrumentals
Recommended Songs: Calumet Queen, Turning Tricks, Disappear
4.4
2Joshua Ray Walker
See You Next Time


RIYL: Texas twang, clever/modern honky tonk (it's got yodeling), story telling lyrics
Recommended Songs: Flash Paper, Dallas Lights, Sexy After Dark
4.1
3Matt Heckler
Blood, Water, Coal


RIYL: Guitar picking, bluegrass, folk side of country
Recommended Songs: St. Tomas, Left For Dead, Roses and Whiskey
3.9
4Pony Bradshaw
Calico Jim


RIYL: Character studies, powerful vocals, acoustic based country
Recommended Songs: Calico Jim, Dope Mountain, Sawtoothed Jericho
3.6
5Margo Cilker
Pohorylle


RIYL: Stories of the road, quirky twists on classic country
Recommended Songs: Tehachapi, That River, Kevin Johnson
3.8
6Mike and the Moonpies
One to Grow On


RIYL: Full band, classic country, accessible honky tonk, probably the best band in country music right now
Recommended Songs: Hour on the Hour, Rainy Day, Paycheck to Paycheck
4.4
7Amythyst Kiah
Wary + Strange


RIYL: Powerful vocals, bluesy country, lyrics with social commentary and personal stories
Recommended Songs: Black Myself, Wild Turkey, Tender Organs
3.7
8Tim Kelly
Ride Through the Rain


RIYL: Slide guitar, storytelling lyrics, comeback stories (this is Ruston Kelly's dad and his first ever release)
Recommended Songs: Leave This Town, Better Man, Old Friends
3.5
9Yola
Stand For Myself


RIYL: Genres ranging from country to motown to gospel, *extremely* powerful vocals
Recommended Songs: Diamond Studded Shoes, Starlight, Like A Photograph
3.8
10Billy Strings
Renewal


RIYL: Masterful guitar and banjo picking, bluegrass, authentic country
Recommended Songs: Know It All, Heartbeat of America, In The Morning Light
4.2
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