Folk

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.

Rick Danko, “Driftin’ Away” from Danko / Fjeld / Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko, “Driftin’ Away” from Danko / Fjeld / Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

His solo recording career had lain largely dormant since a promising late-1970s debut. But this solidified a striking resurgence for Rick Danko.

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.