Our House: The Cozy, Complex, Interconnected World of House Concerts

One warm spring evening not so long ago, I spent a few hours in the company of friends. We listened to music in their living room, shared food and a bottle of wine. It was over too quickly, as such gatherings always are. Sounds like a perfectly normal suburban happening, except the chairs were...

David Olney is Still a Contender. Can You Say the Same?

The late Townes Van Zandt was the best songwriter in the whole wide world, Steve Earle said in an oft-cited quote, "and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that." Seventeen years after Van Zandt's death, the Americana artists who followed in his wake still speak of him...

36 Hours at the Americana Festival

On Thursday night, as I was exiting the Mercy Lounge/Cannery nightclub complex where the Americana Festival holds some of its most remarkable performances, I spotted Zoey and Gunnar (Chaley Dalton and Sam Palladio, respectively) from the TV show Nashville. It was hard to miss them. They were bathed...


Pokey LaFarge / Shovels & Rope / eTones - "30 Days", Amos Perrine, September 18, 2013

Pokey LaFarge / Shovels & Rope / eTones - "30 Days" (eTown webisode 278)

Leonard Cohen ~ "Chelsea Hotel No. 2", Craig Young, September 19, 2013

Leonard Cohen at the Chelsea Hotel Live In London

The Head and the Heart ~ "10,000 Weight In Gold", Craig Young, September 20, 2014

The Head and the Heart - 10,000 Weight In Gold (Live on KEXP)

Jonathan Wilson ~ Full Performance (Live on KEXP), Craig Young, June 15, 2014

Jonathan Wilson - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash ~ "Spanish Eyes", Craig Young, April 28, 2010


Jim Lauderdale ~ "Alligator Alley", Craig Young, July 19, 2014

Jim Lauderdale "Alligator Alley"

Warren Zevon & Jackson Browne ~ "Mohammed's Radio", Craig Young, August 18, 2010

Warren Zevon - Mohammed's Radio - 1976

Langhorne Slim ~ "Whisperin'/Givin' In", Craig Young, July 30, 2014

ONE ON ONE: Langhorne Slim April 15th, 2014 City Winery New York Full Set

Townes Van Zandt ~ "Blaze's Blues", Gil, January 25, 2012

Blaze's Blues - Townes Van Zandt Solo Sessions Jan 17, 1995 _03_

Tom Waits ~ "Raised Right Men", Craig Young, July 29, 2012

Tom Waits - Raised Right Men (Live @ Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)