Hiss Golden Messenger: Poor Moon, Rich Harvest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MC Taylor and his son; Paradise of Bachelors Earlier this month, Hiss Golden Messenger released their fourth record: Poor Moon. It’s a meditative and beguiling collection of songs…

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Listening To Miranda Lambert

Thursday, October 27, 2011

To me, country music is about real life, the good and the bad. That’s why country started, and it was because of Hank Williams telling true stories. And…

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Sunday Song: Reverend Johnny "Hurricane" Jones

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The cover to the most recent Dust-To-Digital release of the Reverend’s music and sermons It is a glorious thing when a person can say “I am walking with…

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Joe Bageant: Rednecks And the Rural-Urban

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Joe with younger brother Mike in 1951; The Daily Yonder  Folks, I’ve returned from an inspiring weekend at BIG FEED in Yuma, Colorado — an event so rich…

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Bill Frisell And The Great Flood

Monday, October 3, 2011

From the world premiere of The Great Flood at ELLNORA Last month Bill Frisell premiered The Great Flood at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival  at the Kranert Center, University…

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The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Archival photograph of Hank Williams driving one of his Cadillacs Bob Dylan’s imprint Egyptian Records is set to release a twelve-song record next month inspired by the songs…

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Weekend Song: Larry Jon Wilson

Saturday, September 10, 2011

selection from the album cover to Larry Jon Wilson; Drag City Records, 2009 On the fringe of the 1970’s outlaw country movement, and the progenitor of country-funk, Larry…

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Lucinda Williams on Hank Williams

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Many thanks to the wonderful Southern Folklife Collection and their indispensible Facebook page for this gem: Lucinda Williams prefacing a rendition of “Cold, Cold Heart” with a story…

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Saturday Portfolio: Freeman Kitchens, The Carter Family, and Drake Vintage Music and Curios

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mr. Kitchens in front of his store in Drake, Kentucky; Jennifer Joy Jameson Today we’d like to offer a small portfolio relating to a forthcoming exhibit that promises…

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Angola Prison: From Leadbelly to Michael Palmer

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Angola Prison, with Leadbelly in the foreground; Library of Congress A number of prisoners are channeling their experiences through music. These days it’s official policy at Angola to…

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