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Roots Music

Ancient Italian Music for Modern Souls

Marty Lipp | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
Marty Lipp

What does an illness stemming from an ancient superstition and its unusual treatment have to say to us today? Four recent albums from Italy try to tell us.

Regina Carter Brings Southern Comfort to the Jazz Standard

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On Saturday August 16, 2014 the violinist Regina Carter brought some Southern Comfort to the New York's Jazz Standard.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnificent...

A Working Girl's Guitar Surfs on Rockabilly

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Rockabilly favorite Rosie Flores has just released Working Girl's Guitar on Bloodshot Records, and she is an important artist who should not be overlooked.

Folk Music for Young and Old: New Releases From the Carolina Chocolate Drops and The Chieftains

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Stephen D. Winick

In the United States and around the world, roots music is thriving. You can see it at the highest levels of the global music scene, in the work of Grammy-winning artists such as the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Chieftains, both of which have new albums very much worth hearing.

Too Real to Be on Radio -- Roots Music Rescues Los Angeles

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 10.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Suzanne O'Keeffe

Tucked into thrown-away nights and abandoned time slots -- far from the droning anonymous dance scene -- the Americana / hillbilly / country shows have been the musical lifeboats of Los Angeles.

The David Wax Museum: The Best Band You Might Not Know

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Even as one speculates on the group's future within the archetypes of the music machine, one gets the sense the David Wax Museum will hold onto the peculiar charm of their music and their simple love of sharing it, no matter how many people are listening.

City and Country

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Menaker

There's no real culture of Americana in New York as there used to be in the 40's, 50's and 60's when Greenwich Village played host from Seeger to Dylan to Baez to Ochs. For a nostalgist like me, that's a shame.

In Search of LA: Country Rockers in the Big City (Photos)

Jim Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Stevenson

David LaBrel writes about heartache and love going bad, and you can hear his first 13 years in Helena, Montana in his songs' country gait, the pedal steel and the passing twang in his voice.

Americanarama: Conversations with Dave Barnes and Mark Olson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation With Dave Barnes Mike Ragogna: Hey Dave. Dave Barnes: (singing) I believe the children are our future. MR: (laughs) Speaking of chil...

Women and Country: A Conversation with Jakob Dylan and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Following his strong Seeing Things solo debut, Jakob Dylan furthers his adventures beyond The Wallflowers with his latest album, Women And Country.

Green Album of the Year: R.I.S.E. Evolutions in Sound

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Apt to chat on stage about organic farming, herbs and feminist chickens, the Smith sisters are part of a new generation of genre-bending eco-wise musicians who travel the world.