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Album Review - Rhiannon Giddens' 'Freedom Highway'

I recently said on Twitter that I hoped an album would come and blow me away soon, because in all honesty it’s been a slow year for top tier music in my opinion. 890 more words


Album Review - Rhiannon Giddens' 'Freedom Highway'

Rhiannon Giddens is undoubtedly one of the most talented artists in Americana today. The front woman of the Carolina Chocolate Drops might be mistaken as new by fans introduced to her via her appearance on Eric Church’s current single “Kill A Word.” But I assure you she’s been making music for a while and is an artist I consider essential listening for Americana fans. 746 more words


365 Days of Album Recommendations - Feb 22

Mississippi John Hurt – 1928 Sessions

This is quite possibly one of the most important collections of recorded music in the history of important collections of recorded music. 199 more words

Album Recommendations

John Martyn – “The Tumbler” (3)

Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.

There will be a little more from the jottings in the album covers in due course, but now we start on the music. 223 more words

December 27, 1895: You Can Step on My Blue Suede Shoes, But Don't You Touch My Stetson

The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

Many of us remember the hit recording from 1959 about an unfortunate bit of a barroom business between Billy Lyon and his good friend Stagger Lee. 325 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac