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Phil Cook

It’s hard to overstate the influence the people in this photo have had on my musical life.

Not long after Phil Cook started playing at last week’s Friday Cheers, I saw Matthew E. 722 more words


Son (Habana 50)

No, not as in a male child.

Son as in the style of music that originated in Cuba of which Salsa is a derivative.

Cigars and rum may be obvious Cuban exports, but when the Soviet Union collapsed the country lost a vital source of overseas income.   129 more words


Folkadelphia Radio #283 on WXPN (4/27/2016)

Folkadelphia Radio #283 aired on WXPN on April 27th, 2016 from 22-23:00 and featured an in-studio performance by Nora Jane Struthers, which can be heard… 159 more words


Kentucky Homes and Mexican Divorces

I remember picking up American Beauty (top left in my cretinous photo) along with a batch of other Grateful Dead CD remasters and having the same kind of revelatory album experience as when I first heard The Band’s… 423 more words


Haiku, Old School

“It don’t matter if – you’re young or old; find your groove – let the good times roll”

Don't Think About Her When You're Trying To Drive

“Don’t Think About Her When You’re Trying To Drive,” by Little VillageJohn Hiatt (lead vocal, acoustic guitar), Ry Cooder (electric guitar), Nick Lowe… 52 more words