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Mississippi John Hurt

Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.

Favorite Finds From Folk Alliance 2013: The Americans

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I'm back with more reviews of material I picked up or heard about at the Folk Alliance International meeting. This time, I'm writing about Americans, so let's start with some real Americana, and one of the hottest bands in folk music, Spuyten Duyvil.

Gonna Take An Elemental Journey: A Conversation With Sonny Landreth, Plus Getting To Know J.D. Shelburne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Use the internet, spread the word, word of mouth. But in the long run, that's what it all comes down to, you have to play live. You never know who's going to be in that audience who knows somebody else, who knows somebody else, and one thing leads to another. You have to open up to that.

Dog Ears Music: Born In March Playlist

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

This week's column features music by Elton John, Mississippi John Hurt, Lou Reed, Lykke Li, and others.

It Takes The Village: Interviews with Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Timmins, John Oates, Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, Steve Berlin, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's a little surprising that until now, no one has put together a tribute album to folk's fertile days in New York's Greenwich Village.

Benefits of Unemployment

Chris Campbell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Campbell

I didn't greet this free time with a desire to sit around lazily and waste away the days, but rather to explore the things that I've always wanted to go after, namely writing and photography.