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Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

We're All Doing Just a Little Bit Better Thanks to John Hiatt

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

As one of the most prolific contemporary songwriters recording today, John Hiatt continues to astound and humble the creative process by releasing albums, almost on an annual basis, that stand distinctly on their own and relevant to their own moment.

Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

Driving Towards The Daylight to Noise In My Head: A Conversation With Joe Bonamassa and DarkDriveClinic's "Litmus Heart"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Gonna Take An Elemental Journey: A Conversation With Sonny Landreth, Plus Getting To Know J.D. Shelburne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Use the internet, spread the word, word of mouth. But in the long run, that's what it all comes down to, you have to play live. You never know who's going to be in that audience who knows somebody else, who knows somebody else, and one thing leads to another. You have to open up to that.

Generations Against The Death Penalty

Radley Balko | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Radley Balko

"I just don't like killin'," John Hiatt says. "I mean, if somebody's about to harm your family, sure. You do you what you have to do. But to plan out the killing a guy who could just as easily be locked up."

A Beautiful Dreamer: A Conversation With Suzy Bogguss

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Listen to your audience. Listen to what they say to you. And figure out if you, too, agree that that is something about you that is special. Then you can start developing it."

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

It's dudes only this week -- that is, if you consider 13-year-old Greyson Chance a dude. John Hiatt, Mat Kearney, Trace Adkins, and Richard Buckner are digging deep into American music roots and pulling out gold. Or at least shiny objects.

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.

Scars On 45's New Video and Download, Plus Chatting with Vanessa Carlton, Dan Bern and David Bromberg

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's the latest video by the Chop Shop Records' act Scars On 45, the title track to their Give Me Something EP.

Fishin' in the Dark: Chattin' With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: 'Tis The Season Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

It's not just the thought that counts; it's the overview of how each year we repeat the journey home. And on the return -- our jeans a little tighter, the déjà vu unpleasantries of travel; all a mere blip, as in the end we still do anything to come home to our loved ones.

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Memoirs & A Tin Can Trust: Conversations with Rosanne Cash and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rosanne Cash's new autobiography is clearly the journey of Rosanne Cash, not a back door glimpse into the life of Johnny Cash. Others in her position might not have been so elegant.

"That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine": The Mother of All Father's Day Playlists

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I will always believe that the gift of music is more beautiful and powerful than even the nicest tie or pen set. So here's my musical gift for all of the other dads out there in Huffington Post-land.

Carrie Rodriguez Shows A Whole Lotta Love (and Circumstance)

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A tireless, gracious and versatile performer, this tenderhearted temptress from Texas is known for ably assisting other groups, whether she's opening or closing a show.

From Built to Spill to "Bridge Over Troubled Water": A Playlist for BP

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Wild

Seeing that horrifying video of BP's oil spill was a sickening experience. So here's some music for BP to put on their big hit video, or just to choke on as this disaster continues. And if you ever screamed "Drill, Baby, Drill," then this one's for you too.

"I Am A Rock": A Playlist for Senator Joe Lieberman

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rather than complain about your deluded belief that failing to be elected vice president somehow makes you president or God, I'm here to help you with some totally boss tunes to remind you how to work and play better with others.

Expect to Hear Much More from Allison Moorer

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Bialas

Allison Moorer has signed a deal with Ryko Records and will be releasing Crows, her seventh studio album, on February 9, 2010, almost two years after Mockingbird, her most recent release.

Fan-Funding With Jonah Smith, Plus Chris Bell, Stephen Stills, and Manassas Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce, arm-in-arm with his old E Street gang, seems to be working on his own dream of growing old, not just gracefully, but significantly.