Another of our favorite house concert troubadours, Anna Tivel, showcases her songwriting prowess in this session from Audiotree Live. Enjoy!
One of our favorite singer songwriters, Jeffrey Martin, takes us on a mesmerizing, heart rending journey, full of rich imagery.
There are times, late at night, when the burnt sienna pigments cut adrift from old jugs of corn liquor take to the wind. Their warm summons trip the unwary as easily as they ferry the willing. So it was, on such a night, at some abandoned roadhouse, that five sylvan avowed to form a band. […]americana, music
Kickstarter campaign aims to bring a beautiful dream to fruition. When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel burst onto the music scene with “The Sound of Silence” in 1965, America was spiraling into the grips of a protracted war in Southeast Asia, leaving those at home to shake off the dross of Pat Boone’s happy-go-lucky, Chevrolet-and-apple […]americana, folk music
In the skirmish of modern life, where even the gray and wrinkled stare quizzically down at their hands, thumbing through their “e”mails on “i”Phones, it is rare to find souls who walk with eyes ahead, hearts open and minds alert. Rarer still are those who share themselves without contrivance or ego. So, it was serendipitous […]folk music
The number of songs, nay bands and songwriters in the iTunes library that Rags and I share is staggering–now approaching 13,000 songs. Yet, we always have our ears open for new additions, especially artists that we’ve never heard of before. When Rag’s found Antje Duvekot a couple of weeks ago after looking up the details […]americana, folk music
The first I ever heard of Michael Franti was when this song showed up on a compilation disc for some indigenous rights cause in the early 1990s. America was just wrapping up its first successfully televised war in the Persian Gulf, and the homeland’s economy was circling the drain. The lyrics immediately caught my […]culture, music, television
Cahalen Morrison and Eli West are not your typical stars of the stage—but they command respect, admiration and a growing fan base wherever they go. At first glance, one might not take these two as serious singer/songwriters. Hell, you might be surprised to know they play multiple instruments with finesse. Who are these two? Farmhands? […]folk music, songwriters
The latest release by Gillian Welsh may not be everybody’s cup o’tea, especially those who are fans of hard-driving, maniacal mandolin musicality. For the rest of you, go buy this album, right now! From beginning-to-end, The Harrow & the Harvest fills the room with sweet notes and smoky melody. Gems include Scarlet Town, Hard Times […]folk music, gillian welch