Once again Lucinda Williams excels at making her pain, perseverance and hope relatable to ours, like few others can.
Tellingly, Paul McCartney still occasionally performs the Beatles’ “I’ll Follow the Sun” in concert. It’s an important stepping stone in his artistic development.
Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.
When the world around us grows quiet, there is no better company than an album like the deeply underrated David Wiffen’s ‘Coast to Coast Fever.’
S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s non-jazz albums, including Erykah Badu, Shememkia Copeland, the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Sam Butler and others.
Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister, Kevin Gilbert and David Baerwald find a home on Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 list for reissues and box sets.
Phil Ochs would have – should have – turned 75 today. He’s needed more than ever in a world still on fire with wars and injustice and inequality.
‘Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House,’ issued on Dec. 2, 2008, presents Neil Young before he rose to solo stardom. But you’d never know it.
Released in November 1995, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ traced the distance between the American Dream and the American Reality.
Released this month in 1975, Queen’s ‘A Night at the Opera’ boasted a stunning musical promiscuity. They even found a way to take folk rock to outer space.