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
Tuli Kupferberg, beatnik poet, political activist/humorist and co-founder of the East Village’s legendary (if not notorious) Fugs, died Monday in Manhattan at age 86.
Delmark is a stalwart label that is preserving Chicago’s bygone jazz, blues and R&B
Old Crow’s “Kitty Clyde” from myspace by Bruce Sylvester Old Crow Medicine Show has done a limited-edition reissue of its debut CD from 2000, Greetings from Wawa (Blood Donor Records). Revisiting old-timey Appalachian stringband music with a shot of rock …
Elizabeth Cook’s country-music pedigree is honorable. Her father learned to play country in a federal pen during a stint for moonshining. Funny, perceptive and wholesomely carnal, her Welder draws its title from her dad’s post-parole line of business. Maybe she’s welding words and ideas together.