“Born to be Loved” By Bruce Sylvester Lucinda Williams was in peak form last night at Boston’s House of Blues in a show stretching from her new Blessed (on Lost Highway) back to her early Folkways (now Smithsonian Folkways) songs like …
One of the mid-60s most popular comic singer/writers, Allan Sherman borrowed standards’ and hits’ melodies for fond, harmless commentary on mid-America
Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, “Clap Your Hands” Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, “Two Bottles of Wine” By Bruce Sylvester There’s a fertile netherworld where post-punk and neo-trad folk spawn together. Last night up in Cambridge, MA, at the Middle …
Charlie Louvin, age 83, is seeking alternative treatment for second-stage pancreatic cancer.
Billy Ruane – promoter and true friend to Boston’s local music scene – died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 26, probably of heart problems he refused to have treated.
It’s hard to say what was the best moment at the tenth annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival last weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
By Bruce Sylvester For fans of early blues, one of the coolest wall calendars I’ve seen is Blues Images’ annual 12×24” offering. Each month’s illustration is a reprint of the original ad for a vintage 1920s-‘30s blues 78 RPM …
14-song Setlist (Columbia/Legacy) holds its own compared to its predecessors
Newport Folk Festival: Folk’s old guard bonds with the young neotrads
Serious health notes (one of them encouraging) for two Americana performers of very different generations