Issue #74 March-April 2008
I like the limits of old-time and traditional music, but what if you strip those away and say, What would I do if I could do anything?
ON THE COVER: Illustration by Tim Shawl.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Field Reportings; Farther Along (Ken Nelson, John Stewart).
MIKED live reviews
Hubert Sumlin, James Blood Ulmer, David Johansen in New York City, NY; Poi Dog Pondering Acoustic Quintet in Madison, WI; Robert Earl Keen in Marfa, TX; Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller in Milwaukee, WI; Lori McKenna, Jake Amerding, Mark Erelli in Cambridge, MA; Mike Farris in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
TOWN & COUNTRY brief regional features
Felice Brothers (Palenville, NY); Blue Highway (Kingsport, TN); Grand Archives (Seattle, WA); Gougers (Austin, TX); Ivy Mairi (Wards Island, ON); Thao With The Get Down Stay Down (Washington, DC); Justin Townes Earle (Nashville, TN).
THE LONG WAY AROUND extended features
Jim White by Jewly Hight
Kathleen Edwards by Lloyd Sachs
Daniel Lanois by Don McLeese
Gary Louris by Erik Flannigan
String Bands Special By Peter Blackstock
NOT FADE AWAY reissues & other relics
Merle Haggard; Bonnie Owens; John Anderson; Nick Lowe; Jerry Wallace; Karen Dalton.
Kathy Mattea; Tift Merritt; K.D. Lang; Van Morrison; Jim Lauderdale & the Dream Players; Tim OBrien; Mountain Goats; Bob Mould; American Music Club; Gutter Twins; Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks; Willie Nelson; Waco Brothers; Mando Saenz; Caroline Herring; Basia Bulat; Dailey & Vincent; Freedy Johnston; Baby Dee; Jon Hardy & the Public; Barton Carroll; Eli Paperboy Reed & the True Loves; Jo Carol Pierce; Lisa OKane; Karren Parks; Catherine Russell; Patty Larkin; Bukka Allen; Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands; Michael Holland; Black Mountain; Fleshtones; Jon Itkin.
Film At 11; Bound; Screen Door.