Robert ‘Mack’ McCormick, the musicologist, historian and folklorist whose massive private home archive of notes, photographs and interviews—collected on field researching expeditions in the deep South—has tantalized blues historians for decades, died last week in his Houston home. 1,215 more words
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November 13th-15th saw the Louder Than Words Festival take place at the prestige of Manchester’s Palace Hotel. The annual music conference saw an array of speakers and content on the music business to writing and performing, as a weekend of artistic appreciation and celebration. 366 more words
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
November 17, 2015
In this final 2015 recital given by a consort notable for the high calibre of its members, the five contributing composers were producing work during England’s Caroline Era, the reign of Charles I which tore the country apart and, in the process, put much of its cultural heritage in peril; not just music, although we tend to slide past these particular decades between the brilliant ferment of Tudor composition and the brief-lived glory of British music that is Henry Purcell. 694 more words
I’m about a third of the way through a fantastic book called Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument. 323 more words
Welcome to Stock Watch!
What is Stock Watch? Well, it’s fashioned after our weekly football postgame feature, Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down.
But there are only 12 games in a football regular season, and 31 in a basketball regular season. 525 more words