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Motherload Monday: Chats With Steve Earle, Ravi Coltrane, Jerry Douglas, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and Marina & The Diamonds

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Storm & Grace: A Conversation With Lisa Marie Presley, Plus A.J. Croce Heads East in May

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Because of the organic-ness and the honesty and the Lisa Marie Presley presence on the recordings, do you feel like this might be the closest to the vibe -- not necessarily the recordings -- of what your dad, Elvis, was trying to do?

Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday. What's an appropriate gift for the most influential folk artist of the 20th century? A few years ago some of Pete's fans launched a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is time to resurrect that effort.

OccupyThisAlbum - 99 Artists on 99 Tracks for the 99%

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Jerry Ashton

Where are the songs for Occupy's time in history? Who will write the words and music and poetry? Will we find our voice? These questions have been answered in full and emphatically with OccupyThisAlbum.

Under the Covers: A Musical Parlor Game

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most of these interpretations do the material proud, though some may leave you wanting to, well, hide under the covers. Making up your own lists and sharing with friends might make for a more soul-satisfying parlor game than, say, Geography.

The Staying Power of Joan Baez: A Night at Yoshi's

Larissa Archer | Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

Recently at Yoshi's in San Francisco, Joan Baez performed as a guest rather than as the main act, but the audience distinctly appeared to be of the Baez tribe.

'Chimes of Freedom' Celebrates the Power of Music and Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Amnesty International's Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan is not the first time they've tapped into the music community to raise funds and bring awareness to human rights issues.

John Mayer & Martin Guitar: Chats With Chris Martin & Fred Greene, Plus Chatting With Alyssa Graham (Video Exclusives)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.

OWS To Hold Vigil For MLK

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

Occupy Wall Street is coordinating a global series of candlelight vigils on Sunday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Protesters aim to ...

With the Passing Of Activist Harry Pachon, A Look At Other Latino Pioneers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Harry Pachon, an acclaimed activist-scholar who focused on the political and educational aspects of the country's growing Latino community, died of lu...

Singer Joan Baez Serenades Veterans At Occupy Wall Street

Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

The protest movement of the 1960s carried with it a stirring soundtrack; one that rang with counterculture, sang of injustice and called for equal rig...

Musicians At Play

Posted 12.27.2011 | Books

We’re all well-acquainted with the iconic photo of John, George, Paul and Ringo strolling across Abby Road, but have you ever seen the quartet ridin...

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

The Music and Its Message: Songs of Protest and Cultural Identity

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-03-22-ochs.jpg Two thrilling new musical documentaries place great emphasis on the importance of a song's lyrics while paying homage to their creators.

Phil Ochs, Tom Paine, And There But for Fortune

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The afterlife of the man once called "Tom Paine with a guitar" has, for the last 30 years, paralleled that of Tom Paine himself. Both Ochs and Paine were discarded by their respective mainstream worlds.

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.

HuffPost Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bowser's documentary shows Ochs to be driven by his political beliefs, shattered by the deaths of John F. Kennedy and disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of protest against the Vietnam War.

A Tiger Suit, Junip & Great Companions: Conversations with KT Tunstall, Dar Williams, and José González, plus a KT Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Mods & Rockers Film Festival XI: Murray Lerner Love Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The grand finale of L.A.'s eleventh annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival on Sunday night featured a triple-feature treasure trove of concert films.

Judy Collins: Beauty Gets Down to Business

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

A mature audience couldn't find a better role model than Judy Collins, a recording artist whose latest CD includes a duet of "Diamonds and Rust" with Joan Baez. She's a businesswoman with the voice of a choir of angels.

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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Paradise & Little Vigils: Conversations with Judy Collins and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins discusses her new album, which includes a song about 9/11 and a duet recorded with Joan Baez, and what it's like to have the President of the United States name his child after your record.

Brilliant Dreams: Conversations with Indigo Girls and Sugarland's Kristian Bush

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Indigo Girls' new live album Staring Down The Brilliant Dream is presented like a book. Is that supposed to imply the album's like a journal?

De-Evolution and Indie Revolution: Conversations With Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and OK Go's Damian Kulash, Plus Comic-Con Gets Loopz-y

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

There is this cool little gizmo called a "Loopz" that creates sounds and beats depending on the user's physical interaction with it. An entity calling themselves The Loopz Band will be performing at Comic-Con.