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Daily Meditation: Down To The River

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Hammer to the Myth: Paul Rees on the Real Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin

Dan Lybarger | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Biographer Paul Rees says that Plant's story is far more interesting than simple tales of debauchery. His Robert Plant: A Life paints a fuller picture of the vocalist, who's life and career didn't end in 1980 when Zeppelin called it quits.

10 Reasons to Watch the 47th Annual CMA Awards

David Wild | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
David Wild

I don't care what country you are from -- or what age or color you are. If you love good songs, and the people who love those good song, I think you will want to be a part of Country Music's Biggest Night.

String Fever: Carrie Rodriguez Adds Fuel to the Fiery Fiddle

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Carrie Rodriguez just might be the hardest-working woman in American roots music. The Austin, Texas-born-and-raised singer-songwriter plays the fiddle...

What a Green 2013 Means for the Planet

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Kristi York Wooten

Did you know that just $100 can fund a water-quality test in a stream or river and $500 can provide an inner-city school with plants and tools for an organic vegetable garden? Even smaller amounts can be very meaningful to local recycling or cleanup projects in your community.

Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Motherload Monday: Chats With Steve Earle, Ravi Coltrane, Jerry Douglas, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and Marina & The Diamonds

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Eagles Get A BIG Honor

AP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Entertainment

BOSTON -- The largest independent college of contemporary music in the world has awarded honorary degrees to the Eagles and Grammy Award-winning count...

New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Grand Illusions & Breakfasts in America: Conversations with Styx's James "J.Y." Young and Supertramp's Roger Hodgson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Sasha Bronner

PHOTOS: Paul McCartney Honored By The Legends Of Rock

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Sure, everyone gets nervous before going on stage. But when you're about to perform some of the most beloved music in history and on a grand stage in ...

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Theater At The Center Of The Universe

Pam Grout | Posted 12.28.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

This 300-seat theater on Main Street of historic Franklin, Tennessee regularly books acts like Michael McDonald, Keb Mo, Vince Gill, the Judds and others who normally sell out 25,000-seat arenas.

Hymns, Harrows, Harvests & More: Chatting with John Hiatt, Gillian Welch and Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.

The Intimacy Gap

Zac Hill | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media
Zac Hill

"Send Private messages to people by only sharing your post with them, disable reshare" --Google+ "CheatSheet" -- "Please read my letter // and prom...

Review: Robert Plant Brings His Grand Band of Joy to the World

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With looser jeans and tighter arrangements, Plant moves a bit slower but still displays the same charisma and gallantry of his previous life. Thankfully, he doesn't totally ignore those prancing "Dancing Days."

Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

Conversations With John Waite, Jason Reeves, and Tom Moon, Plus Friday's Free George Harrison Concert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Best Albums Of 2010. NO Really!

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Throughout the year I've posted daily doses of music commentary and record reviews over at Burning Wood. I try to be honest and shoot from the hip. So...

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand Was the 2007 Album of the Year. Has He Done It Again?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The glories of Robert Plant are that he isn't sitting in a castle in Wales, curled around a bottle as night descends. At 62, he looks like a man who's lived, and lived intensely, and hasn't given a thought about plastic surgery.

Red Velvet Car: A Conversation With Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson, Plus Introducing Theo Shier

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Since their groundbreaking 1976 album Dreamboat Annie debuted, the band Heart -- essentially, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson -- have recorded some of the most memorable rockers and ballads to date.

HuffPost Review: Court Yard Hounds, Plus a Conversation With CYH's Emily Robison & Martie Maguire

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

An interview with the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, who have recently recorded an album under their rootsy alter ego Court Yard Hounds.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

HuffPost Review: The Steve Miller Band's Bingo!, Plus A Conversation With Griffin House

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bingo! re-establishes Miller as that Chicago blues-y guy, tackling ten standards that might as well be his own. George Thorogood certainly should be looking over his shoulder.

Father's Day Music: 10 CDs No One Else Would Think To Give Him

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

As a showman, Peter Wolf is right up there with Mick Jagger and James Brown. He doesn't put out a batch of unrelated songs, he makes what used to be called "albums," and they take you on a carefully sequenced adventure.