Folk

Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (1974): Forgotten Series

Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (1974): Forgotten Series

In September 1973, Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was brutally murdered, moving Joan Baez to produce a final homage and farewell.

Joaquin Sabina, “Palabras Como Cuerpos” from Inventario (1978): One Track Mind

Joaquin Sabina, “Palabras Como Cuerpos” from Inventario (1978): One Track Mind

With “Palabras Como Cuerpos,” Joaquin Sabina seems to take Phil Ochs’ motto to heart, realizing that in such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty.

Songs about Boats, Sailing and the High Seas by Crosby Stills and Nash + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Boats, Sailing and the High Seas by Crosby Stills and Nash + others: Gimme Five

Crosby Stills and Nash, Los Lobos and Richard Thompson, and Lyle Lovett are a few of the artists who can help get you ready for summer.

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Mark Saleski returns to a handful of resonant moments from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Devils and Dust,’ released on April 26, 2005.

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

We’re on the trail of the seemingly untraceable John Manning, a talented singer-songwriter who released a lone album, then disappeared.

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

When Mickey Newbury covered a song, he did it with such intensity that it’s hard to imagine it done any other way. Here’s another example.

Dion, “Sanctuary” from Recorded Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 (2015)

Dion, “Sanctuary” from Recorded Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 (2015)

Dion will always be remembered for his pre-British Invasion songs, but there was far more to him than “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer.”

James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon was both huge hit, and comfy return

James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon was both huge hit, and comfy return

Released on March 16, 1971, the instantly familiar ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’ meant James Taylor wouldn’t go down as a one-shot wonder.

David Philips – If I Had Wings (2015)

‘If I Has Wings’ is the work of a multi-talented musician liberating himself from the confines of staying within the lines of one genre to assimilate more ideas.

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.