Punch Brothers: Live at The Clay Center

By: Brendan My only problem with the Punch Brothers concert at The Clay Center Sunday night was an over-familiarity with their 2012 album, Who's Feeling Young Now, which is one of my most listened-to albums of the past few years. My eagerness to hear those songs led to some small frustration with the inventiveness of... Continue Reading →

Ruth Moody: These Wilder Things

The Wailin' Jennys is spawning some excellent solo albums. First Heather Masse, now Ruth Moody is set to release her sophomore solo album, These Wilder Things, on May 7th. Moody's angelic, lilting soprano tangles with pop-polished bluegrass and folk. The new album also features guests Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas and Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan. The... Continue Reading →

Crooked Still: Still Crooked

Crooked Still's third album consists of mostly traditional tunes, with a few originals that follow the sound. Still Crooked takes the band's signature ethereal bluegrass vibe - as heard on their 2006 release Shaken By A Low Sound (which I thoroughly enjoyed, but seemed to have neglected reviewing) - and enriches it with a darker... Continue Reading →

Crooked Still: Still Crooked

Crooked Still's third album consists of mostly traditional tunes, with a few originals that follow the sound. Still Crooked takes the band's signature ethereal bluegrass vibe - as heard on their 2006 release Shaken By A Low Sound (which I thoroughly enjoyed, but seemed to have neglected reviewing) - and enriches it with a darker... Continue Reading →

Carrie Rodriguez: She Ain’t Me

She Ain't Me will be released on August 5th. The organic folk style of this sophomore release from singer-songwriter, classically trained violinist, and Chip Taylor collaborator Carrie Rodriguez is a slight departure from the twangier country sound of her debut Seven Angels on a Bicycle. Gary Louris of The Jayhawks co-wrote several songs on the... Continue Reading →

Carrie Rodriguez: She Ain't Me

She Ain't Me will be released on August 5th. The organic folk style of this sophomore release from singer-songwriter, classically trained violinist, and Chip Taylor collaborator Carrie Rodriguez is a slight departure from the twangier country sound of her debut Seven Angels on a Bicycle. Gary Louris of The Jayhawks co-wrote several songs on the... Continue Reading →

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