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10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now
Bluegrass phenom Billy Strings sounds a desperate alarm with “Taking Water,” an advance track from his September release, Home. The fretwork is top-notch and traditionally minded, but it’s the unexpected quirks — particularly the sound effects during the final verse, which mimic the sound of wartime artillery — that push Strings’ bluegrass into progressive territory.
by ROBERT CRAWFORD