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Wide Awake is an awesome new album by indie rock band Parquet Courts.  It rocks, has great grooves and a whole lot to say.

By: Big Al
December 6, 2018

Kobo Town is yet another awesome world music band from this year's (aptly named) Blissfest.

By: Big Al
November 6, 2018

Carl Rutherford was from a little town in West Virginia called "War".  You read that right, "War".  That's coal mining country.

By: Big Al
September 19, 2018

Heartless Bastards' singer guitarist Erika Wennerstrom recently released her first solo album, Sweet Unknown.

By: Big Al
September 7, 2018

I really have nothing to add about the amazing Aretha Franklin that hasn't been said by others.

By: Big Al
August 19, 2018

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).

By: Big Al
August 19, 2018

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

By: Big Al
August 5, 2018

Several weeks back I wrote a blog post about songs that have made me tear up.

By: Big Al
July 8, 2018

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

By: Big Al
June 13, 2018

Drive-ByTruckers – Perilous Night

By: Big Al
June 7, 2018

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