Show Review: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is a Chance at Folk History in OKC’s Blue Door

An opportunity to witness Ramblin’ Jack Elliott ply his trade in the intimate confines of The Blue Door is not one to be squandered. Well into his 80’s, Elliott is a living, breathing musical connection to Woody Guthrie, having admired, studied under and lived with the quintessential American folk singer. Indeed, it’s been documented that […]

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Show Review: Ryan Bingham Smiled as Jovial Salty Ringmaster at One World Theatre in Austin

It’s nice to see Ryan Bingham smile. That’s what the singer-songwriter did, early and often during his solo acoustic show at the 299-seat One World Theatre in west Austin on Wednesday. Bingham, whose first album since 2015’s Fear and Saturday Night comes out in February, tested out new material from the forthcoming “American Love Song” […]

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Show Review: Folksong as Anti-Spectacle: Richard Buckner at Johnny Brenda’s, Nov. 11

While the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry played itself out to exhaustion in an over-lit sportsplex a few miles to the north of Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood, Richard Buckner treated his audience to the polar opposite of that corporate-sponsored mega-spectacle: an intimate, quietly soul-stirring evening of folksong and storytelling. The evening’s warm, congenial tone was set by the John […]

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