Kneeling down at the edge of the stage at the big outdoor venue of Stubb's in Austin, Nick Cave cradled a young man's head in his hands and sang his death-filled take on the deathless "Stagger Lee" myth. The jammed-in crowd laughed a little nervously. Cave stared down at the kid, who just kept noddi ... More >>
If you are a human with access to the news, you are probably sick of hearing about Ohio, the swing state that will likely determine the shape of today's Presidential election. Luckily, Ohio sounds better out of some musician's mouths than it does coming out of Rush Limbaugh's. Here are the six best ... More >>
Earlier tonight, the trophies were doled out in Nashville for the 2012 Americana Music Association Awards and Honors. Winners included the Civil Wars, Gillian Welch and, naturally, Alabama Shakes -- the complete list is below.
What struck us about the artists honored was how thoroughly they have b ... More >>
It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
Welch and Rawlings in 2009Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
September 3, 2011
When the mechanics of a rock & roll concert get thrown out of whack -- when the lights flicker, when the bar service halts, when the A/C sputters off -- you become grateful that the night's performers a ... More >>
Welcome to our favorite Commie holiday, where we celebrate the laborers by taking Monday off and no longer wearing white. We'd say something about the coming of Fall, but our landlord just announced they've decided to keep the pool we share with a nearby apartment complex open until the end ... More >>
Photo by Roy KastenSarah Jarosz, solo at the Duck Room
Sarah Jarosz | Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine
Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
August 4, 2011
My short-term memory isn't what it used to be. One example: I can't remember the last time I was wrong.
Scratch that: I can. This June, when ask ... More >>
Yowza! Aretha Franklin is re-opening the Peabody Opera House with a little known feller named Jay Leno on October 1. The living legend and infamous chin are headlining a night called "An Encore 77 Years in the Making," once the $78.7 million dollar restoration of the historic opera house is c ... More >>
Jo Mccaughey In case this was still unclear: The world, and NPR in particular, has officially embraced Pokey LaFarge. Just a couple months after posting a Tiny Desk Concert featuring LaFarge & the South City Three, everyone's favorite dulcet-toned public news outlet has posted the band's upco ... More >>
Courtesy of the artist.Gillian Welch just announced a show at the Pageant: Saturday, September 3rd. Tickets are $30 and go on sale July 15th at 5 p.m.
Welch just released a truly fantastic new album, The Harrow & The Heart. It's been eight years since her last solo release. We have a hunch ... More >>
For the second year in a row, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Pokey and co. will be performing on Saturday, July 30, the same day that the Decemberists headline. (Other acts performing that day include Gillian Welch, Gogol ... More >>
Kate McDanielDeer Tick @ Off Broadwayâ€‹At first blush, a Band of Heathens and Deer Tick double bill at Off Broadway seemed a strange pairing. First blushes, however, are no match for good guitars, good songs and a damn good Halloween party.