The final playlist is something that folks keep close to the heart. A thread through social media that became a topic on NPR hit home with this writer about songs to be played at their funeral. I must confess that […]
Tom Kimmel is one of a kind among many. There are quite a few singer songwriters, and Tom has being doing it for a long time. But, he’s one of the best, with a quality that shines through. So, it’s […]
How many Midnight Rambles have I gone to at Levon Helm’s home on Plochmann Lane in Woodstock, New York, from 2004 until the present day? Suffice it to say, simply, more than a hundred. Other folks went many more times […]
It’s clear from the size of the audience (about 40 of us) in The Islington that Shannon McNally is not a name well known across the UK nor here in London. It’s a shame that she is such a well-kept […]
There’s something happening with these outdoor summer festivals. Something good. The Green River Festival in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is an annual Western Massachusetts summer weekend affair, featuring dozens of bands loosely categorized as Americana, on four stages spread out over the […]
Bob Dylan first headed up the Hudson River to Ulster County, New York, almost 55 years ago. After Albert Grossman became his manager, in mid-1962, Dylan regularly skipped out of Manhattan to visit Grossman and his wife, Sally, in Bearsville. The sign on […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally appeared in the Summer 2016/Homegrown edition of No Depression‘s quarterly journal, which is now sold out. Subscribe to No Depression today and never miss another issue. Rambling at midnight goes back many centuries and […]
I don’t go to these type of events very often, because I’m either at a concert or festival catching the music live, nor am I a very big book reader in general. But when I saw that Robbie Robertson was going […]
Snow was general over the mountains, just a little more to the north, but Woodstock basked over Thanksgiving weekend in chilly air and the last fall leaves, hanging on and brightening the streets and yards of the little town. The […]
To continue going beyond the limits of just DJs that I interview, it seems like the perfect time to get to know Jed Hilly, the very busy head of the AMA and ringleader at the upcoming Americana Music Festival & Conference (Sept. 20-25th) […]
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