Generation R: How Roots Music Calls and Cultivates Young Artists

The first time artist manager Denise Stiff encountered a 15-year-old Alison Krauss singing at a bluegrass event, she knew she was witnessing something special. “I was floored,” Stiff recalls. Krauss' talent was immense, even back then; but there was something else about her — a wisdom, poise, and...

Cary Hudson - Town and Country

I admit that when Cary Hudson released his first solo album, The Phoenix, in 2002 I was a bit disappointed. I had been hoping for a continuation of the more exploratory, bigger sound that had started to seep into his band Blue Mountain’s music on tracks like “Death is a Fisherman” and “Lakeside”...

Recording "Georgia Drumbeat" for My Album Prospect Hill

I was asked to write a bit about the 20th Anniversary of Music Maker Relief Foundation. I have known the founders, Tim and Denise Duffy, for just about 10 years and it has been a wonderful learning experience knowing them. Their mission and the musicians and songsters they’ve recorded over the past...


Eilen Jewell ~ "Rio Grande", Craig Young, May 29, 2014

Eilen Jewell - "Rio Grande" (eTown webisode #603)

Richard Thompson - "Johnny's Far Away", Konrad, March 8, 2014

Richard Thompson - Johnny's Far Away

Tedeschi Trucks Band ~ "Do I Look Worried", Craig Young, May 29, 2014

Tedeschi Trucks Band Perform at Bowery Live

The Pogues - "Dirty Old Town", Easy Ed, March 15, 2014

pogues - dirty old town

Grant Peeples - "You're a Slave to Your Imagination", Donna's Americana, March 21, 2014

You're a Slave to Your Imagination

Nicolette Larson with Commander Cody - "Down to Seeds and Stems Again", Paul Wilner, April 5, 2014

Nicolette Larson with Commander Cody "Seeds And Stems" Asbury Park, NJ 8/5/77

D.D Dumbo ~ "Tropical Ocean", Craig Young, May 15, 2014

D.D Dumbo // Tropical Oceans [Oak Forest Version]

Neil Young - "Crime in the City", Aart van Hoften, August 21, 2014

Neil Young - Crime in the City (Sixty to Zero, Pt. 1)

First Aid Kit ~ "My Silver Lining", Craig Young, May 29, 2014

First Aid Kit performing "My Silver Lining" Live on KCRW

JJ Grey ~ "Hurricane", Craig Young, February 14, 2010

JJ Grey - In the Studio