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With much fanfare and even more head-shaking (at least if you're a roots music fan), the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced Friday night. Here are the nominees in the "American Roots" categories. A mighty fine bunch, but with some glaring (NO JASON ISBELL WTF OMG) omissions, as ever and always: Best American Roots Song BUILD ME UP FROM BON […]
Most people know Eddie Spaghetti as one quarter of the self-proclaimed “greatest rock-n-roll band in the world,” the Supersuckers. Known for their raucous performances and hard-hitting style of punk and country-influenced rock music, the Supersuckers have gained a devoted following since forming in 1988. Recently Eddie Spaghetti, the band’s frontman and prin […]
There is a funny kind of enigma to the music of Yonder Mountain String Band. Are they a jam band with a singer-songwriter mentality or are they a singer-songwriter band with jam tendencies? It doesn't really matter. However characterized, in addition to… […]
The Velvet Underground and Nico, the group’s magnificent March 1967 debut album, was a million miles from the popular music of the time, which largely explains why it sold only about 5,000 copies (including one to me) in the first few years after its release. If the group cared, it didn’t exactly show it with the follow-up. White Light/White Heat, which appe […]
Re- Introducing A Major Italian Rocker's Scorching All-Blues English Album Released in March 2006 this CD -- in some markets -- passed under the radar but should have been widely heard by aficionados of the blues especially in the United States and other English-speaking countries. Americana, folk, blues, roots music – nowadays it comes from many more […]
There was a time when I spent hours thinking of clever ways to describe the music of the past year. There's not much need now. A brief description and a video and you can make up your mind whether my taste has soured or not. So here's what I listened to the most this year, a year that I thought was the best for new music in a long, long time. Jason […]
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