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A CMJ Playlist

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, for those not attending, and those attending NYC's annual college radio confab, the CMJ Music Marathon, a play list featuring a few of the b...

Treasure Trove Of Early 20th Century Folk Music Unearthed In Michigan

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts

DETROIT — Detroit is famous for its music, from the Motown hits of the 1960s to the cutting-edge punk of Iggy Pop to the rap of Eminem. Little k...

More Canadian Finds From Folk Alliance 2013

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Revisiting the stack of CDs I brought back from Folk Alliance 2013 reveals that there are more interesting Canadian acts I haven't shared with readers yet -- which is fitting, since the meeting was in Toronto.

Remembering Guthrie with Woody at 100

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home
Stephen D. Winick

Not many people can claim to have helped change the meaning of a common word, but I think Guthrie can.

Review: Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.

Why Do People Sing? Alan Lomax and His Science of Song

Bob Moses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bob Moses

The search for answers to deceptively simple questions drove Alan Lomax to wander America -- and eventually the world. A new Lomax biography follows his journey.

WATCH: WORLD MUSIC: Anna Lomax Wood Uncovers Haiti's Lost Music

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: Need To Know on PBS) A treasure trove of Haitian music, recorded in the 1930s, is brought back to the country as it tries to rebuild after the ...

Pete Seeger Continues to Inspire "Tomorrow's Children"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

91 year old Pete Seeger recently told a Rolling Stone journalist that his new album, Tomorrow's Children, is "the most inspiring thing I've ever done....

Radio Broadcasts Tell the Truth about Haiti

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Hood

Sting, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are among those lending both, their high profiles, and their voices to "This is Haiti."

Remembering Bess Lomax Hawes

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Throughout her life, Bess Lomax Hawes was a political radical who fought for a better future, but who also understood the importance of preserving the many cultural traditions of America's past.