AMAZING story in this morning’s Arts section of The New York Times about folklorist Alan Lomax. Lomax, who was the first to record Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters, dedicated his life to increasing the awareness of traditional music […]
There are some pretty significant releases ahead in the next couple months. To get us all hot and excited about them, artists and labels typically put out a mini documentary or the first single video […]
Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, the Portland alt-Gospel band, is about to join The Head and the Heart on a tour that will likely put the band on the map. Grow and his band […]
Okay, guys. This is important. If you don’t know Samantha Crain, you need to do the following: take that all-important, weekly Wednesday Trivia/Bingo/Knitting Circle/Bro Hang/Downton Abby Marathon night and throw it out the window. Chuck […]
Some cool shows happening this week in and around the city, including a mix of the traditional and progressive. The twangy DeLorean Sisters are banjo-ing it up at Union Hall on Saturday, and local indie […]
Over the last few months, Sara Watkins has given a few virtual high fives to San Diego Americana band The Howls on Twitter. This Friday, Watkins will give the band much more as she plays […]
FestiVAL! There are still a lot of cold days in between now and June 21st when the Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off, but the good folks at Planet Bluegrass announced a good chunk of the […]
It may be so cold outside in NYC of late that your skin is slowly beginning to resemble that of an extinct, ghostly reptile … but if this week’s list of shows doesn’t pull you limb-by-limb out from under your down comforter, I don’t know what will.
First up, I was introduced to He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister a few years back when they opened for the band formerly known as The Rosewood Thieves at a warehouse party in Los Angeles. This guy and gal and their staple tap-dance-sideshow blew me away. This Thursday, they’re bringing their fun, folky whimsy to Mercury Lounge. You really should not miss it — sleet be damned. Check out the video below:
And of course, there’s brown bird, playing this go ’round with Brooklyn-based O’Death at Le Poisson Rouge. I can’t get enough of this duo, and LPR will be an awesome venue to see them do their thang.
The evening before he died, Dr. King’s final sermon in 1968 in Memphis was titled “We Shall Overcome.” We all know that popular anthem to the civil rights movement, but there’s a pretty interesting backstory […]
Hope your calendar isn’t packed this week, because there are a fair number of NYC area shows at which your presence is recommended. While several of the ones listed are part of this month’s weekly […]
This week NPR gave us a first listen of an album I’m pretty excited about. Next Tuesday, The Little Willies will release For The Good Times an album of amazing Americana tunes made popular by […]
On March 6, an amazing group of musicians will head to Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater to pay tribute to legendary Mississippi Delta blues guitarist Robert Johnson. In May of last year, Johnson would have turned […]