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Here's How To Dance The Pain Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

Just before I became the last and only male interview of the day for German duo Milky Chance, singer-songwriter Clemens Rehbein joked, "Now we can tal...

After the Heroin, the Singing

Ben Evans | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Ben Evans

In total, he looked up all of two times throughout his set, and the shame that seemed to hold his eyes to the floor was both unsettling and captivating.

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

Farewell, Fair Ladies: American Roots by Women

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lots of discs have appeared in my box lately on which great women musicians take on tunes and songs stemming from the old-time tree. I thought I'd share my thoughts on some of those here.

Czech Folk-Rock: Catching Up With Čechomor

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Čechomor marked their 25th year as a band in 2013, and they celebrated with another live concert and recording project, their most ambitious in a career of ambitious projects: a massive outdoor concert in the stunning medieval town of Český Krumlov.

Basia Bulat, Tall Tall Shadow and a Sacred Live Show

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

I began listening to the entirety of her new album, Tall Tall Shadow on repeat (where she plays four instruments including the charango and autoharp) and jumped at the chance to see her live.

Neil Young Celebrates 68

Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

Few people have had such a dynamic effect on the rock, folk, and country music scenes as Neil Young. As he celebrates his 68th birthday today (Nov. 12...

EdTang: Why Not Live Till You Die?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

EdTang tells it like it is: Seize the moment because the moment is all we have. He is a folk singer with a raspy voice similar to Tom Waits. And what comes out of his gritty voice communicates the message to contemplate less and act more.

When I Paint My Masterpiece...

Dusty Wright | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

There is hope for new music, even with heritage acts like Mr. Zimmerman. Looking backwards, one can borrow to move forward. Clearly all three of these releases look backwards.

Lot's Wife, Noah's Ark and Rogues Gallery: Sea Music Recordings

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

There's a thriving scene for historical and contemporary sea music, with festivals all over. Here in the U.S., the premiere festival is at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and last month my band Ocean Celtic was lucky enough to play there and meet many of the great sea music performers.

Mum's the Word: An Introduction to Mumming

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

What is a Mummers Play, you ask, and what is mumming? Mumming is a word for disguising oneself, going door to door, and performing songs, dances and plays in neighbors' homes and in public places.

This Weekend: Folk Monster Showcase

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
J.L. Sirisuk

With All Hallows' Eve quickly approaching, and L'art Pour L'art has their fall showcase entitled Folk Monster.

Musician Glen Hansard on Busking, Relationships and the Creative Process

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

2012-10-12-Screenshot20121012at1.18.24PM.jpgTruly unaffected by fame and recognition, Glen remains most motivated by his pure love of musical expression and the importance of connecting with his audience.

DNC Rally Song -- 'It's About Time!' (Video)

Dusty Wright | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Dusty Wright

I wrote and recorded this song for freedom fighters everywhere. It was inspired by Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" and the simple phrase -- "it's about time" -- uttered by NYC-based filmmaker/video director Ernie Fritz about the Occupy movement.

Celebrating Woody Guthrie: Chatting With Arlo Guthrie & Colin Gilmore, Plus a New Multitudes Video Exclusive and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Voices in Portland

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Attiyya Anthony

Portland, Maine is a popular seafood cove. It's known for it's fantastic lobster, scallops and other sea delicacies, but the seafood isn't the only at...

Obama and Perry Stop Folking America

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

A quick read of President Obama's 4,000 word jobs speech to Congress on September 8 reveals that he has apparently decided there are no folks in Ame...

From Jet-Set to Western Movies

Paolo Rossi | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel
Paolo Rossi

September has arrived but it's still summer in Sardinia. For lots of people, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is best known for the ...

Songs for the New Depression: Americana Icon Gillian Welch Storms Charts, Brings Stark Songs to DC

Art Levine | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Art Levine

With the economy teetering on collapse with the new debt deal, music fans can prepare for the mournful times ahead by listening to the sad, evocative songs of Gillian Welch, whose sound is steeped in Depression-era bluegrass but updated for today's hard times.

A Visit to My Back Porch: Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

I first heard about the band Lost in the Trees from my daughter Maya. But then I read about them in Garden and Gun. So I knew they must be good. They ...

Holcombe Waller Goes "Into the Dark Unknown"

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.01.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

When you love what you do and have such a passion for it, you never work a day in your life. For folk artist, Holcombe Waller, performing and making m...

CDs of the Week: Adele and The Low Anthem

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If you have adventurous ears and like music from all sorts of genres, keep checking in. This week, I've got two albums you should hear -- Adele's excellent second album and more distinctive Americana from The Low Anthem.

Love, Canadian Style: The Wailin' Jennys Are Bright Morning (Afternoon and Evening) Stars

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Talk about a sweetheart deal hours before Valentine's Day. Three angelic voices in one heavenly group called The Wailin' Jennys were making one of the...

Grammy Preview: The Best CDs of 2010

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In anticipation of the Grammys on Sunday night, here are my favorite albums of 2010, followed by my favorite singles and some early favorites for 2011.

Top 5 Albums You Might Have Missed in 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zachary Stockill

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