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Give a Rocky Mountain High-25 to Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell: Who Else Made the List?

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With 19 featured acts representing four foreign countries and American artists who grew up in states from Massachusetts to Alaska, the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival covered the gamut in many ways during three days of genre-bending music in August.

Expect the Family Crest to Hit Some Rocky Mountain High Notes

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Working with such bright minds, McCormick knew he had to stay on his toes with classical musicians who double-check his work by suggesting when a note "should be a flat and not a sharp," he said with a laugh.

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.

Five songs that prove Caleb Caudle should be the next Jason Isbell

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 08.09.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

If you haven't heard of Caleb Caudle, just wait. You will. The recent success of alt-country darling Jason Isbell's rock-folk-country-chart topping album, "Something More Than Free," gives similar artists like Caudle hope that they too can break out and that their genre-defying music can be heard by the masses.

Hangout Snapshot, Day 3: Firekid Is a Hot Prospect Getting Closer to the Fame

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

He started playing when he was 11 years old, and by the age of 17 as a senior at Florence High School, he was a champion, becoming the second-youngest person to win the National Flat Pick Guitar title.

Taking the Feel-Good With the Bad: There's More to Love in the Mowgli's

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If the Polyphonic Spree crossbred with an updated, hipper version of the Partridge Family or Up With People, the Mowgli's would most likely wind up on your doorstep.

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.

Life Happens to Candi Staton

Tom Semioli | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Witness Candi Staton as heard on her latest album Life Happens (Beracah Records). Her overall influence on popular music is incalculable. The artist who Frank Sinatra referred to as "the only true genius in show business" once bestowed upon Ms. Staton the title of "Female Ray Charles" a few decades ago.

Dream 13 of '13: Top Albums, Favorite Artists of the Year

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This year in music was all about playing favorites. Oh, occasionally a few artists who were a delightful pleasure to hear for the first time managed...

Dove Tales: Amanda Shires Is Learning to Fly Like a Bird

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If Amanda Shires is the perfect example of writing what you know, there just might be a box set equivalent of James Joyce's greatest hits waiting just...

Who To See At Bonnaroo

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The headliners usually get all the ink and this year's group at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is definitely ink-worthy:...

Hangout High 5: Take a Trip to Stevie Wonder Land and Yeah Yeah Yeahs-ville

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Stevie Wonder was the main attraction, and deservedly so, while delivering a feel-good message along with solid gold hits by himself, Marvin Gaye, Mic...

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...

A Prairie Home Companion, Zou Bisou Bisou, Afrika Bambaataa: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 25, 26, 27, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.25.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, MAY 25 1. A Prairie Home Companion At Wolf Trap Garrison Keillor is bringing a live version of his long running story telling va...