REVIEW: Cole Quest and the City Pickers “Self [En]Titled” Is Bright, Stellar Performance

Cole Quest and the City Pickers – Self [En]Titled – 6-Song EP This is a New York City Americana collective fronted by the grandson of folk legend Woody Guthrie & made up of city musicians playing what? Bluegrass? The eclectic pickers join Woody’s grandson Cole Quest Rotante & perform his originals, a few crucial covers & […]

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REVIEW: Rhiannon Giddens “They’re Calling Me Home” is Always Beautiful

When the aliens finally come to Earth, I hope they’re musically inclined. Because, if they bring an instrument with them and happen upon Rhiannon Giddens, she’ll have it mastered within half an hour of meeting. The singer-songwriter-banjo player-writer of fancy things like ballets and operas can truly do anything. Most recently, she’s paired with Italian […]

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