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A look back at Americana and roots releases

by Bruce Sylvester Hmm. It’s been a good year for Americana and roots music. Let’s look back on some worthy discs – some by big stars, some by barely known people. (There were so many strong albums that an article …

Woodie Guthrie box set full of treasures

Until her final years, Lucia Sutera — a retired ultrasonongrapher — never checked the cardboard barrels in her padlocked storage bin in her Brooklyn apartment building’s basement. A neighbor, the daughter-in-law of Stinson Records’ late owner Herbert Harris, had left them to her, mentioning that they contained unissued recordings by America’s populist poet laureate, Oklahoma-born Woody Guthrie (1912-67).