Folk Alliance International’s “Folk Unlocked Virtual Festival” Aims To Help Hurting Artists

  This year with its Folk Unlocked Virtual Festival, a first-ever worldwide 800+ hour online public festival to be held February 22nd through the 26th, Folk Alliance International kicks off its Village Fund, a fund specifically designed to help musicians and folk music workers through the Covid 19 crisis. Aengus Finnan, executive director of FAI […]

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Interview: For The Love Of Music: Wynonna Talks About Jazz And Her Jazz Night Valentine’s Day Livestream

Wynonna Judd has been a fixture of the American music scene since the early 1980s when she launched along with mother Naomi, the legendary country music duo The Judds. The iconic duo would ultimately release six studio albums, garner five Grammy awards, fourteen number-one singles, and sales in excess of 20 million records. In 1992 […]

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Music Reviews: A Deluxe Edition of Wilco’s ‘Summerteeth,’ Plus David Huckfelt

Wilco’s terrific Summerteeth—the group’s third album, which first appeared in 1999—expands to more than four times its original length in a recently issued deluxe edition. The clamshell-boxed set couples a remaster of the adventurous original record to a wealth of previously unreleased material, including two dozen demos and outtakes and a 26-song contemporaneous Boulder, Colorado, […]

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Grooves & Cuts: JANUARY 2021 – Dion DiMucci Blues & Chubby Checker’s Country / Modern Day Surprises 

GROOVES & CUTS – John Apice There are a few grandfathers of rock & roll that require revisiting. Late as it is these miraculous artists still record fresh material, still perform as if the years have no effect, or rather more appropriately, don’t matter. First is 81-year-old Dion DiMucci. This legendary singer recreated himself a few times as […]

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Music Reviews: Box Sets Celebrate Cat Stevens’s ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ 

    Folk/pop singer/songwriter Cat Stevens famously walked away from the music business in 1978, but that wasn’t his first career turning point. (Nor was it his last; he has returned to making records in recent years.) The British artist—born Steven Georgiou and known as Yusuf Islam since his conversion to the Muslim faith—achieved some […]

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