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Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) is a featured blogger at No Depression and blogs at Culture Currents (Vernaculars Speak). He also writes on music and arts for The Shepherd Express and OnMilwaukee.com

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Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post '"He is the guitar." Blues Pioneer Michael Bloomfield Finally Gets His Due'
"Contemplating this set further, I have another caveat: Producer Kooper should have found a way to place the epic instrumental East-West at the end of the first CD. Anything following this tune but silence is a detrimental distraction from the…"
Apr 1
Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post '"He is the guitar." Blues Pioneer Michael Bloomfield Finally Gets His Due'
"Thanks Ten, I doubt you're a Bloomfield newcomer, but for those who are and feel the $50-plus sticker shock of  "From his Head," the "Essential Blues" Legacy single disc compilation is still available. But nothing comes…"
Mar 20
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Mar 17
A blog post by Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) was featured

"He is the guitar." Blues Pioneer Michael Bloomfield Finally Gets His Due

Michael Bloomfield From His Head to his Heart to his Hands: An (Columbia Legacy) Finally, this extraordinary Chicago-born guitarist is no longer playing the blues in history’s alleyway. Al Kooper -- who met Bloomfield when both played on Bob Dylan’s epochal “Like a Rolling Stone” -- curates this "audio/visual scrapbook" with love and diligence. 1The four-disc set includes a…See More
Mar 17
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Mar 17
Terry Roland left a comment for Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)
"Thanks for the friend request, Kevin. i really enjoyed your article Hilburn's Cash book.  Very insightful....I love both Hilburn and Cash...I grew up reading RH.   "
Mar 17
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"He is the guitar." Blues Pioneer Michael Bloomfield Finally Gets His Due

Michael Bloomfield From His Head to his Heart to his Hands: An (Columbia Legacy) Finally, this extraordinary Chicago-born guitarist is no longer playing the blues in history’s alleyway. Al Kooper -- who met Bloomfield when both played on Bob Dylan’s epochal “Like a Rolling Stone” -- curates this "audio/visual scrapbook" with love and diligence. 1The four-disc set includes a…See More
Mar 12
Michael Helwig commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biography'
"absolutely...country music' s Mount Rushmore has Rodgers, Williams, Cash and a lot of arguing about the 4th"
Mar 8
Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biography'
"Yes, Michael, regardless of the claim's historical accuracy, those sales numbers reflect a remarkable accomplishment for a country artist. Cash really transcended his genre while giving it new depth and breadth."
Mar 8
Michael Helwig commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biography'
"thanks Kevin...the claim of course, has no credibility, but knowing that is came from Cash' record company at least explains it's existence "
Mar 8
Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biography'
"Hilburn's source regarding the six million records milestone is an ad Columbia Records placed in Billboard. He quotes the ad copy on page 379 of  "Johnny Cash: The Life." The great dichotomies between his self-destructive and…"
Mar 8
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Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biography

Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn (Little, Brown) $32  679 pages The steely quaver in Johnny Cash's voice seemed to ring out of the blackest, most-bedeviled corner of the male American psyche. It conveyed the resolute self-assurance of a guy you could count on standing up for the little guy -- if not for showing up for a concert date. But to know the man's life story is to understand all the fault lines cracking the foundation of that heroic American voice and vision.His John Wayne-esque…See More
Mar 7
Michael Helwig commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biographyb'
"I know this is not at all an important point in the review, but I'd be curious about a citation concerning the remark that no one before 1969 had ever sold 6 million records in one year"
Mar 7
Anthony Gentilcore commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biographyb'
"The music is what matters...and his life gave us his music.  I don't feel conned, I feel honored. I'm about a third of the way through the book, by the way....compelling reading."
Mar 7
jzsnake commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biographyb'
"I will forever admire the man after he came to Dylan's aid when he started playing rock and stopped writing protest songs but after reading this book it is obvious most of his "sufferings" are  his own doings. Also for such a…"
Mar 7
Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) commented on NSD's blog post 'The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (DVD Review)'
"Very nice review. I look forward to hearing and seeing this. Clark always spoke to me with great and subtle emotion, right from "Set You Free This Time" onward."
Mar 4

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"He is the guitar." Blues Pioneer Michael Bloomfield Finally Gets His Due

Michael Bloomfield From His Head to his Heart to his Hands: An (Columbia Legacy) 

Finally, this extraordinary Chicago-born guitarist is no longer playing the blues in history’s alleyway. Al Kooper -- who met Bloomfield when both played on Bob Dylan’s epochal “Like a Rolling Stone” -- curates this "audio/visual scrapbook" with love…

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reads like the Definitive Biography

Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn (Little, Brown) $32  679 pages

 The steely quaver in Johnny Cash's voice seemed to ring out of the blackest, most-bedeviled corner of the male American psyche. It conveyed the resolute self-assurance of a guy you could count on standing up for the little guy -- if not for showing up for a concert date. But to know the man's life story is to understand all the fault lines cracking the foundation of…

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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Amiri Baraka: A Native Son of Racial Reality and Necessity

Mediasanctuary-AmiriBarakaObamaPoem472 Pioneering black music critic, playwright, essayist, and former Poet Laureate of New Jersey Amiri Baraka died at 79 on Jan. 9 in a Newark hospital. I thank jazz critic, author and educator Howard Mandel for posting a tribute to Baraka on his Facebook page, which prompted this blog post.

Part of Baraka's rhetorical gift was his way of offering incisive insight while often pushing to the edge of provocative (and sometimes offensive) polemics that could undermine his posture as…

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Posted on January 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

A Coen Brothers movie reaches for a rootsy wrinkle in time

Joel and Ethan Coen do a fine job of making us feel the experience of a fictional Greenwich Village folk singer in their new film Inside Llewyn Davis. We feel sorry for this poor schlub who can barely score a bed to sleep in, much less a gig for a meal or two. This is the way it was for Dave Van Ronk and probably many other striving troubadours who believed in the need to get out there and sing something with their guitar in front of a bunch of people who seem to care about…

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Posted on December 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — 33 Comments

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At 4:20am on March 17, 2014, Terry Roland said…

Thanks for the friend request, Kevin. i really enjoyed your article Hilburn's Cash book.  Very insightful....I love both Hilburn and Cash...I grew up reading RH.   

At 7:40pm on February 12, 2014, Ann K Peterson said…

Thank you, Kevvie.

At 2:39pm on January 19, 2014, Paul Wilner said…

Thanks, Kevin.

At 10:04am on September 15, 2013, Thomas Hine said…

thanks!  good luck with that 

At 5:41am on June 10, 2012, Steve Hubbard said…

The whole "Texas Troubadour" scene is a fascination to me...the heritage of it, the multi-faceted textures and the personalities all add up to an amazing snapshot of American culture and musical interpretation...My favorite part of it is the whole "anti-establishment" (as in Nashville) dynamic, which lends itself to the free creative expression, that I feel most captures the true essence of what music should be....imho. 

At 5:34am on June 10, 2012, Steve Hubbard said…

Howdy Kevin, I'm just getting aquainted around here. I look forward to sharing thoughts and ideas about this GRRREAT music !

 

Steve

At 5:22pm on April 22, 2012, Sheila A Lynch said…

Kevin:

looks very interesting and fun. yea...Thank You for hte invite. :)

 

 

 

At 8:28am on September 23, 2011, Steve Lindner said…
I just want to let you know that Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis will be performing at the Central Performin Arts Center in DeWitt, IA, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.  Tickets are available at www.midwestix.com.  This is the second show in a brand new facility.  Check Bruce at www.brucerobison.com and Kelly at www.kellywillis.com.  The link to the CPAC is at www.centralperformingartscenter.org.  Come join the fun.
At 11:12pm on March 1, 2010, mississippi live said…
kevin

thanks for the words man. much appreciated. yep, mississippi'e in canada now. i dig it here... as for more tunes, you can preview the whole album at CD or at iTunes... hope life's treating you well on your end. i'm new to all of this, seems there's so much to do getting music out there. once again, thanks. hope this finds you well man... talk soon.

peace
connely
At 7:00pm on February 11, 2010, Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) said…
Corey:
Thanks man. Your opinion counts for plenty. Can't wait to hear the music. Let's do a beer. They have a great selection at Brassiere on Monroe. Could even do that at lunchtime say on a Monday or Wednesday or Friday. I teach other days.
Superbowl halftime made me think of your killer "Kashmir," I bet Bettye Lavette was impressed. Summer is always littered with bright moments that quickly disappear, but for no good reason. Memory matters.
Let me know,
K
 
 
 

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