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Alone Again, Super-Naturally: Sara Watkins Unleashes the Power of Positive Disruption

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Reunions aren't exactly a thing of the past for Sara Watkins, but these days the co-founding member of a disbanded group of progressive pickers might ...

Garrison Keillor #WeekendTryst

Petra Perkins | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Petra Perkins

You were smitten. It was one of those heart-rending autumn days. You knew it in your heart: the big chill (winter) was just around the corner, so you...

Listen Up! My Favorite Americana Discoveries of 2014

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

One of the reasons I attend Americana music festivals is for the opportunity to be exposed to new music and musicians I might never have sampled on my own.

Friends Of Old Time Radio Gather In Newark, N.J. For One Last Convention (VIDEO)

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 12.16.2011 | Weird News

From 1920 until the mid-1950s, no other medium unified America like radio. Unlike newspapers, which were regionally focused, radio dramas like "The...

Mark Knopfler: 'I Have Become A Veteran At This Music Thing'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The guy whose band, Dire Straits, sold 120 million records has made a CD that will be appreciated mostly by the smallest cohort of music lovers: smart, literate grownups who can read without moving their lips.