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Quick Q and A with Tumbling Bones

Tumbling Bones is a young string band with an old sound.  Their voices combine in a musical pastiche that is reminiscent of years past but they’re actually a contemporary band hailing from Portland, Maine.  1,956 more words

Acoustic Music

on "i'm so lonesome i could cry"

Someone once said that all of philosophy is a footnote to Plato. One thinker begins the preoccupations and concerns that thousands of others later explore, from thousands of angles. 1,649 more words


'OH MY GOD': Are you ready for Bernie Sanders' foray into folk music? [audio]

The year was 1987. Musician Todd Lockwood decided that what the world really needed was a Bernie Sanders folk album. And the rest, as they say, is history. 333 more words

US Politics

Julie Fowlis - Uam

Uam, Uam, thank you ma’am

On the cusp of Scotland’s historic vote, it seems only fitting to post a review of one of my favourite ‘daughter of Scotland’ singers, Julie Fowlis, who sings traditional songs – in Gaelic. 306 more words


Kacy and Clayton live on KEXP Seattle's 'Roadhouse' blues and roots show

A fine performance by two of my favourite young musicians, Kacy and Clayton. It won’t come as any surprise to my regular readers that I love listening to this kind of music. 197 more words


Three Songs

Like quite a lot of men I enjoy singing in the shower and think that I have more talent than I really do. There are times when I have sung in public and received applause for my efforts, whether genuine or sympathetic I am indifferent. 661 more words


New and Shiny - A Chat with A Penny's Worth

By Moe Tompkins

I caught up with Mike LoCicero of up-and-comers, A Penny’s Worth. They’ll be performing at Cinema Arts Centre on the night of Wednesday, September 17th during the after-party for the new film, … 1,034 more words