Goodbye Newport. I’m very sorry but I will not be attending this year. The Newport Folk Festival has been one of my favorite summer events for many years. It’s one of the best music festivals on the East Coast: the […]
Reposted from my Modern Acoustic blog As many Modern Acoustic followers know, I took a break last year from the magazine and the blog. Life and family left little time to keep up with the flood of concerts and new albums. […]
Reprinted from ModernAcoustic.com http://modernacoustic.com A recent story in the Washington Post brought to light that Bruce Springsteen was using a teleprompter on stage during his recent tour as well as his last one (read it HERE.) While the article didn’t […]
Reprinted from Modern Acoustic magazine. To download the entire issue, click HERE Dear Biggest Fan Ever of the Band Onstage,SHUT UP! Why is it you who claims to be the biggest fan never stops talking while your band is performing […]
A Feast for the ears: DJ Lisa Garvey’s ‘Brunch By the River’ serves up a mix of hand-picked jazz, blues, rock and soul like no other commercial radio program … maybe in the country (Reprinted from Modern Acoustic magazine/ModernAcoustic.com) […]
Reprinted from the June 2011 issue of Modern Acoustic magazine (Click HERE to download) Eilen Jewell’s “Queen of the Minor Key” It’s a little bit of bad luck that Eilen Jewell’s captivating “Queen of the Minor Key” was released […]
This is reprinted from my blog Modern Acoustic (http://www.modernacoustic.com) You have to give Gillian Welch credit: Under the cover of darkness, she is set to release her new album, “The Harrow and the Harvest,” her first new work […]
CD review of the Decemberists’ “The King Is Dead” Reprinted from Modern Acoustic My 17-year-old daughter and I both love the Decemberists, but I suspect for different reasons. She loves their wildly dramatic flair, their old-world story songs, and […]
One of my newer features on my blog is titled “Lyrically Speaking,” where I take one song and discuss its lyrics. I’m not really a lyrics-first guy so when a song’s lyrics hit me, I think it’s worth discussing. The […]
You knew this was coming. Paste magazine, which had struggled for some time from lack of advertising revenue, is dead… or at least the print edition is. Earlier this week, Paste abruptly let go all of its staff and closed […]
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