What’s Old Is New Again
Tradition is lovely on its own, sure, but what makes it really dance and stir is when someone is able to pick it up and make it feel brand new again. That’s what this week’s spotlighted releases have in common, from the way Hackensaw Boys approach their bluegrass influences to the emergence of Righteous Hillbillies co-founder Kev Wright, who has finally launched a solo career. We also get a taste of Portlander Ashleigh Flynn’s vibrant stage show and a peek into 40 years ago with “new” vinyl form the late Allen Toussaint. Get some of this great music in your ears.