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.
With 71-track “Have Mercy,” Hip-O completes its trilogy of four-CD boxes commemorating rock pioneer Charles Edward Anderson Berry’s career at the legendary Chess Records.
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.
Surprise Me Mr. Davis are smart pop rockers whose new EP’s title “That Man Eats Morning For Breakfast” gives you an idea of the phrases they come up with
Like his father Bob did on “Farewell Angelina,” Jakob Dylan can set a love song amid an apocalypse. Check out his sophomore solo venture, roots rock “Women + Country”
by Bruce Sylvester — Alejandro Escovedo in concert, with backup singer/guitarist David Pulkingham, is as intense as any two-man performance can be.
by Bruce Sylvester — Right now I’m digging into Patsy Cline’s 50-track Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963 (Hip-O Select/Geffen/Universal) …