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September 11, 2018
On his new album, guitarist Pete Madsen yields the lead vocals to Celeste Kopel as they travel the blues highway from Mississippi to Chicago.
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August 07, 2018
Discover Canadian singer-songwriter Noah Zacharin, who's within six degrees of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Ralph Carney, and me.
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July 23, 2018
Eight years in coming, the new album by 12-string guitarist Steve Tibbetts is a beautiful rumination on what it means to be human.
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May 15, 2018
Classically trained guitarist Gyan Riley blurs the lines between genres on his tightly focused new solo album "Sprig"
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April 24, 2018
A spate of new releases by Duck Baker puts the fingerstyle guitarist's eclectic career in perspective.
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March 19, 2018
On his new CD, Coming Home, the Bay Area-based cellist turns the mythical hero's quest into a sweeping musical voyage.
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December 20, 2017
Holiday guitar instrumentals for stringing your lights and trimming your tree.
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November 13, 2017
Loudon Wainwright III leads his audience into the promised land of aging.
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October 12, 2017
Anouar Brahem, the Tunisian master, crafts a cross-cultural jazz masterpiece.
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September 16, 2017
May I introduce you to SF String Trio’s Lonely Hearts Club Band?
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August 28, 2017
John Reischman and the Jaybirds soar through gospel, old-time, bluegrass, and Beatles songs on their latest recording.
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August 09, 2017
The brilliant fingerstyle guitarist and cryptic songwriter bridges his English roots and Chicago's progressive indie scene.
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June 12, 2017
Scroggins & Rose bring New Acoustic Music full circle and then take it beyond.
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May 12, 2017
Bluegrass and honky-tonk star Marty Stuart takes a Left Coast turn and goes on a vision quest Way Out West.
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April 19, 2017
Famously eccentric banjo player Danny Barnes releases an earnest and stunning acoustic bluegrass album.
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March 17, 2017
Eric, Suzy, and Allegra Thompson's family band plays joyful “weird and obscure old-time American music.”
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February 26, 2017
Two new compilations offer different and revealing perspectives on the tragic folk-rock figure’s complex songs.
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February 09, 2017
Now in his late sixties, “free raga” fingerstylist Richard Osborn ascends into the pantheon of American primitive guitar players.
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January 03, 2017
Guitarist Buck Curran’s enthralling solo debut is best heard on LP
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December 19, 2016
Richard Thompson walks a high wire in his requests-only shows.
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November 30, 2016
Is Joe Rut the new king of indie country-rock?
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October 14, 2016
At 70, the Scottish Hurdy Gurdy Man bolsters his legacy on tour.
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September 21, 2016
Joe Henry and Billy Bragg ride the rails and make them sing.
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September 01, 2016
Jonathan Wilson's Deja Vu-doo
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August 08, 2016
Improvising guitarist Henry Kaiser is as prolific as his music is untethered and insubordinate.
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July 20, 2016
A new tribute album underscores why guitarist Robbie Basho still matters.
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July 06, 2016
Forty-five years after their release and disappearance, singer-songwriter Bob Brown’s first two albums deserve your attention.
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June 24, 2016
Carrie Rodriguez turns her complex cultural identity into musical magic.
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June 12, 2016
Naxos builds an epic library of global sounds.
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May 20, 2016
Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally blaze new trails to indie success.
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May 05, 2016
The San Francisco String Trio Is Fixing a Hole
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April 22, 2016
How social media tipped me to the passing of Steve Young.
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April 13, 2016
Browsing the Bins: A Boomer's Story
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April 08, 2015
Danny Barnes
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Oct 12, 2018
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