Roots Music

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach (2014)

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach (2014)

As layered as it is honest, as reflective as it is determined.

One Track Mind: Richard Thompson, “Walking on a Wire” from Acoustic Classics (2014)

One Track Mind: Richard Thompson, “Walking on a Wire” from Acoustic Classics (2014)

Thompson takes an old favorite, and does an unexpected thing.

One Track Mind: Elvis Costello, Jim James + Marcus Mumford, “Nothing To It” from Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes  (2014)

One Track Mind: Elvis Costello, Jim James + Marcus Mumford, “Nothing To It” from Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes (2014)

You can tell their heart is in it. But something important is off.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Country Boy” from Jericho (1993)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Country Boy” from Jericho (1993)

Richard Manuel, and this is so sad, was on to something at the end.

Paul Thorn – Too Blessed to Be Stressed (2014)

Paul Thorn – Too Blessed to Be Stressed (2014)

A reminder from Thorn to be thankful, in bad times – and good.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Livin’ in a Dream” from Islands (1977)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Livin’ in a Dream” from Islands (1977)

This lightly grooved, calliope-paced aside plays to Levon Helm’s many strengths.

‘David invited him to do stadiums with us!': Graham Nash on touring as Crosby, Stills Nash and … Fallon?

‘David invited him to do stadiums with us!': Graham Nash on touring as Crosby, Stills Nash and … Fallon?

Fallon would work, he jokes, because “nobody would know he wasn’t Neil.”

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.