Riding in the back of my parents’ Buick, my dad told me that a concert they had attended at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta had been recorded for an album. As he shoved the eight-track into the dash, my […]
If you have followed Jason Isbell for the last couple of years, or Drivin N Cryin for a few years before that, you may have heard Sadler Vaden on lead guitar. Fewer fans know that Vaden formerly fronted the band, Leslie, of […]
This week, I’m welcoming a new podcast to Podcast Corner. Dirty Roots features interviews with the edgier end of the roots music continuum. The podcasts of theirs featured this week loosely connect to one another. We start with the Supersuckers (Eddie Spaghetti’s band) […]
A few weeks ago in the Podcast Corner, I gave an overview of the world of podcasts, which opened up many questions about how to listen to on-demand audio programs. Thank you for asking! Many of our long-time No […]
This week’s Podcast Corner revolves around Patty Griffin, the Maine native, beloved in Nashville’s Americana songwriting community and at home in Austin, Texas. Freight Train Boogie highlights three songs from Griffin’s Servant of Love album. My Favorite Album shares Catherine Britt’s […]
This week’s Podcast Corner collects shows that feature songwriters with overt and less obvious influences. In the Americana Music Show, Kevin Gordon takes advice from Brownie Ford. Curtis McMurtry lives his inspiration from his father, James, and grandfather, Larry, with […]
Often songwriters are more known by fans for their former bands or bands with whom they have played, even if they work primarily under their own names. In this week’s Podcast Corner, we highlight a few such musicians: Warren Haynes (Gov’t […]
Back in 2011, American Songwriter addressed the conundrum, “Why is American folk music bigger in Europe?” A quick glance at the EuroAmericana charts indicates continued strength for the music in Europe, with new albums often leaping to attention well before […]
When podcasts were first gaining popularity, the term primarily meant “on-demand audio content for download.” In other words, an audio program of some sort that a listener could download to their desktop, and later to their mobile device. Before apps took […]
Last week at AmericanaFest, I found myself in multiple conversations revolving around faith: belief despite others’ surprise, not to mention faith rejection, spirituality, atheism, relief, and disgust. I was drawn to the contradictions in many of the conversations. People of particular […]
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