Post Tagged with: "Folk"

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin” (2005)

At first listen, this sounded like the Devils & Dust odd man out. The chorus is definitely something of an outlier with its sing-song, uplifting notes. I suppose you could say that the underlying story is uplifting as well, certainly when compared with the rest of the album.

Will Kimbrough – Sideshow Love (2014)

Will Kimbrough – Sideshow Love (2014)

There are musicians who carry an impressive resume, laden with sparkling session work and songwriting credits, and yet they never manage to channel that talent into their own work. This certainly does not describe Will Kimbrough.

Sam Luna – Under Construction (2013)

Sam Luna – Under Construction (2013)

Dismissing Sam Luna’s music as simply folk, is really doing a disservice to it. Chicago-based Luna’s release, Under Construction, has many folk elements such as Luna’s evocative lyrics and strong melodic acoustic playing.

One Track Mind: Ben and Ellen Harper, “A House Is a Home” from Childhood Home (2014)

One Track Mind: Ben and Ellen Harper, “A House Is a Home” from Childhood Home (2014)

Ben Harper has been involved with a number of intriguing collaborative moments lately, including Ringo Starr and Charlie Musselwhite, but this is his most personal yet.

Claire Clube and Anne Heaton – Dora (2014)

Claire Clube and Anne Heaton – Dora (2014)

There are turning points in life that don’t announce themselves. That is, you won’t realize what has happened until long after the fact.

The Friday Morning Listen: Pete Seeger – We Shall Overcome: Complete Carnegie Hall Concert (1963)

The Friday Morning Listen: Pete Seeger – We Shall Overcome: Complete Carnegie Hall Concert (1963)

I’ve got no new thoughts to add to this week’s mass of Pete Seeger tributes. His long and inspirational life has been covered extensively from many angles.

Jackson C. Frank – Jackson C. Frank (1965; 2014 reissue)

Jackson C. Frank – Jackson C. Frank (1965; 2014 reissue)

Whatever god dreamed up Jackson C. Frank’s fate must have been in a pretty morbid mood.

Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (2013)

Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (2013)

It is fair to say that Josephine Foster’s musical career has only varied slightly so far. Her songs are mostly based on poems by Emily Dickinson, children’s songs or traditional Spanish melodies.

Thirty Steps To Forward – Hinterland (2013)

Thirty Steps To Forward – Hinterland (2013)

Siblings Seth and Gretchen Powers, who hail from the state of Michigan, are actually the engineers behind Thirty Steps To Forward.

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

‘You’re way late’: Neil Young stops concert to tell audience they’re clapping wrong

Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.