JD McPherson's new Christmas album, Socks, is the funnest Christmas album I've ever heard. The songs are all originals. JD made a conscious effort to avoid Christmas cliches.
Wide Awake is an awesome new album by indie rock band Parquet Courts. It rocks, has great grooves and a whole lot to say.
Kobo Town is yet another awesome world music band from this year's (aptly named) Blissfest.
Carl Rutherford was from a little town in West Virginia called "War". You read that right, "War". That's coal mining country.
Heartless Bastards' singer guitarist Erika Wennerstrom recently released her first solo album, Sweet Unknown.
I really have nothing to add about the amazing Aretha Franklin that hasn't been said by others.
I first saw the Cajun band La Bande Feufollet on Friday, July 12 2002 at approximately 9:00 PM on the main stage at the aptly named Blissfest Music Festival (I have the program in front of me).
Every year my son Wyatt and I are privileged to attend the aptly named Blissfest Festival of Roots and Traditional Music in northern Michigan. Since I really want to avoid hyperbole, I’ll just say
Several weeks back I wrote a blog post about songs that have made me tear up.
Mississippi John Hurt was born in 1892 and mostly lived in obscurity as a sharecropper in Avalon,MS. But thanks to Hurt’s recording of his song Avalon Blues, Hurt was easy to track down w