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Americana Music

Mapping the Inner Banks: Interview, Video, and Track

Bob Moses | Posted 09.02.2012 | Arts
Bob Moses

A musical pastoral from Caroline Schutz and David Gould, Wild paints its landscapes with American and English folk traditions, lush strings, keyboards and periodic rock eruptions.

A Taste of Americana in the Catskill Woods

Samantha Marshall | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Samantha Marshall

It's a kind of pure musicianship that exists all over the country, but you won't necessarily come across it on MTV.

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.

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.

Mollie O'Brien: New CD, Saintly Sinnin' Sound

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

Denver-based, nationally adored Americana singer Mollie O'Brien's big musical "Yes" started with a big New York City "No."

Voices From Haiti: "God, We Have Not Heard You for a Long Time"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

For the survivors it was the initial primeval instinct for life that shocked stopped hearts into beating. Haiti has had a massive coronary and, collectively damaged, is operating at a fraction of its normal output.

Oil and Music: Conversations With Steve Forbert and Tift Merritt

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Forbert discusses his apropos single "The Oil Song," originally released in 1979, and Grammy nominee Tift Merritt describes her songwriting process.

God Bless You, Josh Ritter

Sally Thorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Thorner

My husband left the Josh Ritter show early, but I stayed until the end -- not only because I was actually enjoying the concert, but because, for two hours, I had my son back.

Joan Baez: Blessed be the Barefoot Madonna and Her 50 Years of Peacemaking

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cathleen Falsani

As long as she's been singing, Baez has been singing for peace.