Folk

Chris J. Connolly – Flying Lessons (2015)

Chris J. Connolly – Flying Lessons (2015)

UK-born New Yorker Chris J. Connolly has figured out on debut album ‘Flying Lessons’ that keeping it simple makes it great.

Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks remains as painful as it is enigmatic

Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks remains as painful as it is enigmatic

Released 40 years ago, ‘Blood on the Tracks’ signalled that Bob Dylan was ready to re-engage in his career. It was also something more personal.

David Philips, “Angel” from If I Had Wings (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

David Philips, “Angel” from If I Had Wings (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a review of David Philips’ pretty, ethereal number “Angel” from his upcoming album ‘If I Had Wings.’

Mickey Newbury, “The Long Road Home” (2002): One Track Mind

Mickey Newbury, “The Long Road Home” (2002): One Track Mind

An ailing Mickey Newbury saved one of his best songs for the final album released during his lifetime.

Bruce Springsteen’s stark and ageless Nebraska: A song-by song second look

Bruce Springsteen’s stark and ageless Nebraska: A song-by song second look

Mark Saleski offers an in-depth examination of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska,’ primarily recorded on January 3, 1982.

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.

Justin Townes Earle, “Looking for a Place to Land” (2015): One Track Mind

Justin Townes Earle, “Looking for a Place to Land” (2015): One Track Mind

“Looking for a Place to Land” heralds Justin Townes Earle’s ‘Absent Fathers,’ a continuation of his thoughts on 2014’s ‘Single Mothers.’

Phil Ochs (1940-1976): An Appreciation

Phil Ochs (1940-1976): An Appreciation

For a while, Phil Ochs’ vision of America fuelled the shared dreams of the 1960s. He would have turned 74 today.

Joaquin Sabina, “Y Sin Embargo” from Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo (1996): One Track Mind

Joaquin Sabina, “Y Sin Embargo” from Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo (1996): One Track Mind

This is the perfect introduction to Joaquin Sabina’s music: a subversive love ballad that’s at once tender and cruelly unforgiving.

Graham Nash sorts through CSNY’s brilliant, fractured legacy: ‘Like juggling four bottles of nitroglycerin’

Graham Nash sorts through CSNY’s brilliant, fractured legacy: ‘Like juggling four bottles of nitroglycerin’

Graham Nash frames Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s ups and downs, their reunions and splits, their huge hits and weird failures.