You gotta feel for someone who doesn’t own any Bob Dylan or Neil Young albums and hasn’t a clue where to start. There are too many choices: Early or recent? Electric or acoustic? Live or studio? They end up purchasing […]
On the fourth night of this year’s Cayamo Cruise Richard Thompson noted that it was somewhat superfluous to ask audiences if they were having a good time. “Some festivals have good bits and not so good bits,” he told the […]
Six years ago Neil Young brought his CSN homies through town imploring the country to impeach the president for lying, this week he began the next leg of his tour with Crazy Horse with a straight-faced version of “The Star […]
We all hold our own set of prejudices and preconceptions, with clear ideas about politics and religion, tolerance and hatred or country music singers and lesbians. Chely Wright blows most of those ideas out of the water. An established country […]
In 1966 I was a musically precocious 12-year-old, but met my match with Bob Dylan’s seventh album, Blonde on Blonde. I knew that he was “one of the greats” because all the older kids said so, but I didn’t really […]
SEATTLE— Ian Hunter has drawn the same fans for ages and they are all here tonight, but this is more than just “All the Old Dudes.” A new album, a crack band and perfect weather prove that people who’ve followed Hunter […]
Rodney Crowell, who turns 62 on August 7, has been on our radar since the 1970s, when he was the freshest horse in Emmylou Harris’ songwriting stable. Since then he’s been a left-of-center presence, a master of diverse categories but […]
Forty years after the fact we are still absorbed in the music of the 1960s and 1970s and the people who created it. We are seeing memoirs from many of these folks, Bob Dylan started the ball rolling to be […]
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