Seldom Scene issues its first Smithsonian Folkways album next week with guests including Emmylou Harris.
Mike Auldridge passed away in 2012, but the group includes founding member Ben Eldridge as well as Lou Reid, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, and Fred Travers.
Here is a look at "My Better Years" the Hazel Dickens' tune from the album, "Long Time...Seldom Scene," which features new versions of 16 longtime favorites. …Continue
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment
The question came crossing the parking lot, barely out of Hampton Coliseum that January night in 1985. "So, do you have someone for your extra ticket tomorrow night?
She had turned it down weeks ago, saying she was sure Bruce was great, but she could not imagine seeing someone, anyone, two nights in a row. After three heart-pounding, fist-pumping hours, and 27 songs, she'd been converted. But, she knew the answer. It was too late. I had another date.
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 9 Comments
Susan Tedeschi says when she and Derek Trucks talked about uniting in a band after a decade of marriage they knew there were risks.
Tedeschi was a perennial Grammy nominee, both for rock and blues. Trucks had played with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and his uncle's band, The Allman Brothers, starting in his teens earning a reputation as one of the finest slide players on the planet.
They’d played with their own bands for a long time. So it wasn’t an easy choice. But…Continue
Posted on January 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 8 Comments
There was a time when I spent hours thinking of clever ways to describe the music of the past year. There's not much need now. A brief description and a video and you can make up your mind whether my taste has soured or not.
So here's what I listened to the most this year, a year that I thought was the best for new music in a long, long time.
Jason Isbell - Southeastern.
This is the sound of a life falling apart and nearly ending and then trying to figure a way back from…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments