Tradition and Timelessness
This week we have a great slew of new releases that push old sounds in new directions. Laura Benitez and the Heartache successfully navigate “the traditionalist’s conundrum,” Calexico finds joy in tough times, and the Steep Canyon Rangers continue to bend the boundaries of bluegrass. Plus, on what would have been bluesman Elmore James’ 100th birthday, an impressive group of today’s artist revisit his songs, reminding us of what’s timeless.
You also won’t want to miss our interview with Mary Gauthier about her brand new album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, which tells the stories and transmits the heartaches of service members in modern times.