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During the Long, Hot Summer, Jason Isbell Warms Up to Become One Glad Dad

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Most things are working out for Isbell since he gave up drinking in February 2012, then married Shires and recorded Southeastern with producer Dave Cobb two years ago. All those are "improvements on my life," said the recovering alcoholic who had a long-term relationship with Jack Daniel's.

5 Reasons You Won't Want to Miss FloydFest

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

The 14th annual FloydFest promises to bring some musical flares (and flair) to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in a few short weeks.

Hangout Snapshot, Day 2: Elle King Is Queen for a Day

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Elle King grew up in southern Ohio but was made for Gulf Shores -- and the Hangout festival. The singer-songwriter whose full-length album debut Love Stuff was released last year, now lives in New York, likes to party, frolic in the ocean and speak without a net.

Sean Brock's 'Heritage' and the Food Our Grandmothers Cooked

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Heritage is worth buying. Just reading it will leave you feeling like food is much more than sustenance.

Dog Ears Music: 'They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The Civil Wars, LL Cool J, Sly & the Family Stone, John Prine, and more.

Dog Ears Music: Ghosts and Candy

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by David Condos, Big Maybelle, Faust, Elliott Smith, The Bar-Kays, Ra Ra Riot, and more.

Another Music Festival Tellu-rides High (Plus: Guess the Guitar Heroes)

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The summer festival season never seems to let up in Telluride, the southwestern Colorado mountain town where the musical kingpin, since its modest sta...

Festival Musicians Describe the Ride of Their Lives (Part 3 of a Series)

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Tucked in the southwest corner of Colorado like a hidden jewel you're determined to find, Telluride is a sparkling diamond of a town that lures advent...

Dog Ears Music: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Loretta Lynn, Prince, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington, and more.

War Refugee and Balloon Maker Drivers: Stories From a Gary Truck Stop

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In this morning's version of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the diner is a Gary, Indiana truck stop and the patrons are cross-country truckers.

Hangout and About, Part 1: Jason Isbell is Solo, But Not Alone

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jason Isbell doesn't mince words while discussing his battle with the bottle. "Man, I'm an alcoholic," the Alabama singer-songwriter said of his add...

Dog Ears Music: Let It Snow Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bernard Herrmann & The Symphony Orchestra, Snoop Dogg, Barth, Ron Sexsmith, Wayne Newton, Rogue Wave and more.

From Athens to Austin, Lera Lynn Gets High Marks in Old School

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

While the woman with the golden pipes who plays acoustic and electric guitars is versatile enough to handle ballads and blasters in folk, country and rock, she's a throwback to musicians who also knew how to turn a phrase.

Dog Ears Music: The Leftovers II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Today we review music by Tom Waits, Lupe Fiasco, Stars, Joni Mitchell and others.

Dog Ears Music: Ghostlike II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by The Heavy, Leyland Kirby, Big Maybelle, Yoko Ono & The Brother Brothers, and other artists.

Dog Ears Music: 'King Size Papa' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Drive-By Truckers, Nancy Sinatra, Elton John, Wolf Parade, and more.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 177

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Moby, and more.

As the Wheels Turn: The Drive-By Truckers Will Take You for a Ride

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A band built on longevity, sheer stamina, homespun lyrics and double-barreled guitar blasts is a testament to their willpower. Drive-By Truckers get a lot of mileage out of their act, but how far can they go before running out of gas?

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Now that justice has been served and everyone in America finally knows Arcade Fire's name, let's find some new underground favorites to claim as our own.

Dog Ears Music: 'Tis The Season Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

It's not just the thought that counts; it's the overview of how each year we repeat the journey home. And on the return -- our jeans a little tighter, the déjà vu unpleasantries of travel; all a mere blip, as in the end we still do anything to come home to our loved ones.

Dog Ears Music: The Leftovers/What's to Eat? Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Iggy Pop, Sean Hayes, The Leftovers, Joanna Newsom, Donna Summer, Oppenheimer and more.

The Business of Music III: A Conversation with Razor & Tie's Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Looking for an Echo (2): 10 More That Shoulda Made The Top 10

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The Multiverse Theory has nothing to do with lengthy poetry. Also known as "eternal inflation" -- a concept to which all payers of college tuition can...

Play > Skip: New Music for March 16

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This week, the Big Music Machine springs forward with some lively releases to celebrate the coming end of winter. The best sounds of the season are loud, warm and travel to the outer regions of musical exploration.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Parker Griffith, the man who pandered to labor unions and single-payer advocates to get elected as a Democrat, met the Teabag Terror and was terrified into switching parties.