Folk

The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” from The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need (2014): One Track Mind

The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” from The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need (2014): One Track Mind

Exploring the curious history, and enduring magic, of a Bob Dylan remake by the Byrds from the upcoming ‘Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need.’

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash doesn’t dilute “Simple Man” with wish-fulfillment fantasies. There’s just this: a heart that longs for what’s been lost.

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

One of Nick Drake’s most haunting songs, “Day is Done” is blessedly free of the overdone production that marred many of his early recordings.

A Halloween treat: Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964

A Halloween treat: Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964

Bob Dylan gave this concert 50 years ago tonight, and it still resonates.

Amanda Kravat, “Wouldn’t Be This” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Amanda Kravat, “Wouldn’t Be This” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Amanda Kravat crafts a billowing dream of what could be — for herself, and for this song.

Lloyd Cole – Standards (2014)

Lloyd Cole – Standards (2014)

Lloyd Cole strikes a smart balance between what he once was, and what he’s become.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band never tired of “Forever Young,” finding new meaning with each passing year, and each passing version.

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Fawcett’a songs possess the depth, maturity and easily engaging quality lacking from other singer-songwriters these days.

Josh Ritter, “Rosalie” from Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither (2014)

Josh Ritter, “Rosalie” from Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither (2014)

Josh Ritter’s version of “Rosalie” stands out on a Chris Smithers tribute album with plenty of bigger stars.

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

Bombastic and wildly ambitious, but also deeply moving.