Seventy years. That’s right, this year marks the seventh decade the Blind Boys of Alabama have been performing. Sure, the personnel have undergone some changes in that time, but one of the original members, Clarence Fountain, still tours with them as his health allows. What’s more, they’ve never been as relevant to the current music […]
Donne Ulisse Will be releasing a star studded Bluegrass album, Walk the Mountain Down on January 20th. The album is her second traditional Bluegrass album. She wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album. Produced by Keith Sewell it also includes an all-star cast of players including, Andy Leftwitch, Byron House and Rob […]
“My dream came true. I saw America changed through music.” As a Grammy Awards audience acknowledged his genius, a frail Harry Smith, months before his death, basked in the recognition that had eluded him for a half century. The importance of his landmark Anthology of American Folk Music cannot be overstated: it is often credited […]
To borrow a catch phrase from my father, “Dad Gummit!” these guys are good. I’m not kidding. Check out this live performance of “Nothing But the Water” recorded at the Boston Music Awards. Video posted on MySpace by furnarij
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Brace yourself. You are about to be blown away by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Vermont’s latest contribution to music. Not only does the 22-year-old Potter have the vocal guns to stand tall with predecessors like Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin to name a few, she’s […]
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At its roots, Glory Train is a positive and emotional recording that many will enjoy.
Hope and Desire Susan Tedeschi release date 10/11/2005 Verve Forecast Twangville Rating: 4 out of 5 stars These days we find Tedeschi busy raising her young children (I wonder if they’ll inherit her voice? No pressure!). Thankfully, she’s found the time to release a new album albeit not all the material is original. Her fourth […]