Roots Music

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

A classic representation of everything that made a 1974 Dead show so special.

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson with Rick Danko, “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson (1987)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson with Rick Danko, “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson (1987)

It’s comfortably like, but also thrillingly unlike, everything that came before.

‘I’m still kind of shocked and delirious’: Nils Lofgren goes inside his personal new box set

‘I’m still kind of shocked and delirious’: Nils Lofgren goes inside his personal new box set

This hand-picked nine-CD, one-DVD collection arrives today.

‘I had exactly 17 dollars!’: Lack of a quarter almost cost Steve Cropper his Hall of Fame career

‘I had exactly 17 dollars!’: Lack of a quarter almost cost Steve Cropper his Hall of Fame career

As a youngster, he pined for one of those Sears and Roebuck flat-top acoustics.

‘It just popped up’: Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ happenstance beginnings

‘It just popped up’: Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ happenstance beginnings

Slowly, but surely, something magical was happening.

One Track Mind: Keith Richards and Friends, “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” (2014)

One Track Mind: Keith Richards and Friends, “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” (2014)

This charity single deftly combines a Richards deep cut with a reggae classic.

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980)

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980)

Nobody embodies hard-bitten, country-strong determination like Levon.

‘A very romantic, sexy and happy song’: Maria Muldaur on her ageless ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

‘A very romantic, sexy and happy song’: Maria Muldaur on her ageless ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

She says it elicits “very happy and, dare I say it, X-rated memories.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973)

Filled with depthless longing, “Share Your Love” gave this album an emotional center.

‘I have these new songs coming’: Resurgent David Crosby is already thinking about next album

‘I have these new songs coming’: Resurgent David Crosby is already thinking about next album

David Crosby’s latest went to No. 36, his highest individual finish since 1971.