There was another enchanting evening at The Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, when Big Thief, Gillian Welch, and Father John Misty took over the venerable Los Angeles landmark to weave musical spells under the moon and stars. To say it was utterly gorgeous in […]
In my ever expanding quest to report on roots music in other parts of the world, this week our attention is turned to what’s happening on the other side of the Atlantic. Again, we have Scotland’s Carol Graham to share […]
If it is October, it’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass time at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Once again readers of this column will be able to experience, up close and personal, that autumnal gathering via the photos and words of Peter Dervin, […]
It had been nearly six years to the day since I had seen Gillian Welch and David Rawlings in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the initial The Harrow & the Harvest tour, so I was not about to miss this short mini-tour to celebrate the album’s release […]
While October in the Bay Area usually brings a three-day extravaganza of Conor Oberst shows (which my friend has dubbed Octoberst), this May his fans were given the chance to see him three times in 24 hours. It was definitely […]
Last month, David Rawlings announced a new album, Poor David’s Almanack, which features (among other guests like Taylor Goldsmith and Ketch Secor) his longtime musical partner Gillian Welch. Now Welch has a bit of news of her own: some brand new […]
I have been thinking a lot about John Hartford lately. And the banjo. About how one of the most popular songs of the 20th century (“Gentle on My Mind”) was written on the banjo, and its journey to prominence today […]
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