Last weekend’s Newport Folk Festival presented the future and long-ago past of American roots music.
Always one to eschew predictability, Bob Dylan embarked on a tangled trajectory that veered from folk and religion to rock and weirdness in his 50-year recording career.
This July’s Newport Folk Festival is already totally sold out except for Friday evening’s show by Wilco, Blitzen Trapper, and Megafaun.
Newport Folk Festival: Folk’s old guard bonds with the young neotrads
Elvin Bishop sounded upbeat on the phone from his northern California farm.
He’s just released The Blues Rolls On (a cross-generational collaboration reaching from B.B. King to the school-age Homemade Jamz Blues Band), and his crops are thriving.