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Rolling Stone: 10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now

10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now

by Robert Crawford

The HawtThorns, “Shaking”
Already a leading light in L.A.’s independent country scene, the HawtThorns swing for the heartland country-rock fences with “Shaking,” whose brightly-strummed guitars and sunny harmonies channel the warmth of the band’s west coast home. If KP Hawthorn’s voice sounds familiar, that’s likely because the frontwoman recently logged several years with Calico, whose roster of twang-loving power women also included fellow California cowgirl Jaime Wyatt.