The usual pleasantries open the interview with Lake Street Dive's singer extraordinaire, Rachael Price. There’s a mention of a shared acquaintance and a nod to the band's previous appearances in town, the first before a tiny crowd at Norfolk's Taphouse in 2011.
"Oh, I recall," Price says. "That was a very memorable show."
I push the comment aside, deciding to return to it at the end of the interview.
It's been a memorable year since Lake Street Dive played Norfolk…
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:00am
Abigail Washburn grew up a suburban girl obsessed with China and it was that winding, silk road the ultimately led her to the very American world of folk and bluegrass music.
How's that for a road less traveled?
It starts in the suburbs of Evanston, Ill., Washington, D.C. and later Minnesota during her high school years. By 19, she'd been to China for the first time and had become the first East Asian Studies major at Colorado College. It was in Colorado where she…Continue
Posted on May 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments
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