Sometimes a hero swoops in just when you need one, and in today’s divided world, Mavis Staples might just be the one wearing the cape. On an album that rises higher than hate and embraces love, in songs written by […]
Created spontaneously and collaboratively, Langhorne Slim’s new record, Lost at Last (Vol.1), might be his best yet. Joined by friends who worked closely with him to craft the sound of these songs, there’s a lightness and a breathability to Lost at Last. […]
In the historic paradise of brick and painted-wall facades of downtown Bristol, nestled into the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, music lovers returned to a reunion of souls seeking new adventures in sound, from the historic to the venturesome. Sixty […]
My wife and I have probably followed the Avetts as much as anyone over the past decade or so of watching/hearing a lot of “Americana” music (et al). And, I probably have some 8 or 10 albums of theirs (incl. […]
For me, the year in music was defined by the veterans doing what they do best, and the youngsters running the gamut from homage to innovation. If there’s a common thread running through my year end list, it’s a sense […]
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