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Sing Me Home: Chats with Yo-Yo Ma, Max Jury and Imagine Dragons' Wayne Sermon, Plus Valerio Piccolo, Matt Hatt & Edda Glass and Shannon LaBrie Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma Mike Ragogna: Yo-Yo! Your latest album, Sing Me Home, is your next step with the Silk Road Ensemble, following the critic...

When Two Become Three: A Guided Tour Through David Wax Museum

Michael Bialas | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Two songs from one album can't necessarily capture a band's zeitgeist, but for David Wax and Suz Slezak, these true stories hit remarkably close to home.

Sierra Hull Grows Up Strong, Takes a Step Beyond Bluegrass

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Nashville singer-songwriter Sierra Hull, one of the opening performers at the 43rd RockyGrass Festival this weekend, has impressed audiences with her mandolin playing since performing for her third-grade class in Byrdstown, Tennessee.

Musician Rhiannon Giddens Responds To Charleston Massacre With Devastatingly Beautiful Song

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

"No matter what level privilege you have, when the system is broken everybody loses," Rhiannon Giddens explained in a statement on YouTube. "We all ha...

Are We Hurting Musicians When We Use Spotify?

Donald Cohen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Donald Cohen

I was an early user of Pandora and have found lots of new musicians that I wouldn't have heard since the demise of record stores with listening stations. But Spotify, and probably the coming Apple streaming service, takes free listening to a whole new level.

The Concert Event Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sunday night's "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'" concert at Manhattan's Town Hall was one of those only-in-N...

The Civil Wars, Missy Higgins Show Their True Blue Colors at Folks Fest

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

For three thoughtful souls with the power and resiliency to sing awfully sad songs, Missy Higgins, Joy Williams and John Paul White look pretty damn happy. And pretty damn pretty to boot.

Sxip Shirey and Sonic New York

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jesse Larner

I first saw Sxip ("Skip") Shirey when his band Luminescent Orchestrii opened for Dresden Dolls on the night that brought in 2008. It was an odd but oddly perfect pairing.