Interview: David Rawlings

“It’s always nice to play in the southeast,” says David Rawlings as he watches the snow fall outside of his east Nashville home and prepares to go on tour in support of his latest album, Poor David’s Almanack. “There are a lot of people here who connect with the same music we connect with,” he... Continue Reading →

Get Ready For MerleFest 2017, Y’all

It's time to get your tickets for the 30th year of MerleFest, and this year's lineup is the business. First, some history: MerleFest, named to honor the memory of Doc Watson's late son, Eddy Merle Watson, was hosted by the legendary Doc Watson himself prior to his death. The gathering happens on the last weekend... Continue Reading →

Premiere: “Should I” by 3hattrio

Southeastern Utah-based 3hattrio, makers of  “American desert music”, is comprised of Hal Cannon (co-founder of the Deseret String Band, founder of the Western Folklife Center, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering), Greg Istock (painter, producer, and scholar of experimental jazz and Carribean music), and Eli Wrankle (music student at Southern Utah University). Their music is born... Continue Reading →

Interview: Kaia Kater

Born and raised in Montreal, Kaia Kater grew up surrounded by folk music, “My mother was a folk festival director. The apple doesn’t fall that far from the tree,” she says with a laugh. “My grandfather, a talented and wild spirit, is a luthier. The dean of his university didn’t really know what to do... Continue Reading →

Preview: Charlie Parr at 12th & Porter on 4/11/16

Bluesy roots music revivalist Charlie Parr can play anything with strings like it ain’t nobody’s business, holler and howl like a Mississippi Delta blues originator, and looks like one of my family members who grew up in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  Interestingly enough, Parr actually hails from the Land of 10,000 Lakes (for those... Continue Reading →

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