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Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Few seem to know that Joan Baez is a gifted songwriter in her own right, composing many powerful and poetic tracks over the course of the decades.

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry is known primarily in the U.S., unfortunately, as a one-hit wonder. The ‘Dawn Albums Collection’ puts “In the Summertime” in context.

Plucky Strum [Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S] – Departure (2017)

Plucky Strum [Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S] – Departure (2017)

‘Departure’ is no departure from what Sheryl Bailey and Harvie S have been doing so well together, which makes their second disc a very pleasurable listen like the first.

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (2017)

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (2017)

With Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’s ‘Tajmo,’ you have two folk/blues legends, two generations – and one marvelous meeting.

Jenny Scheinman – Here on Earth (2017)

Jenny Scheinman – Here on Earth (2017)

With ‘Here On Earth,’ Jenny Scheinman does more than merely curate the culture of the American Piedmont region. She brings it to life.

Dated: 01/09/2008
Blues star Eric Bibb records a song for his forthcoming new album using the guitar previously owned by Blues legend Bukka White.

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues (2017)

Eric Bibb’s awareness-raising ‘Migration Blues’ soothes the soul as it kindles the mind.

David Philips, “Home” from Winter (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

David Philips, “Home” from Winter (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is “Home,” the advance single from David Philips’ upcoming ‘Winter’ album. Philips might change his tactics from time to time but the overall strategy of delivering quality, hand-made folk music never wavers.

Ross Hammond – Follow Your Heart (2017)

Ross Hammond – Follow Your Heart (2017)

A back-to-basics record that flows forth with natural ease, ‘Follow Your Heart’ is Ross Hammond practicing what he’s preaching with the title.

The Wood Brothers – Live At The Barn (2017)

The Wood Brothers – Live At The Barn (2017)

On ‘Live At The Barn,’ The Wood Brothers brought Little Feat attitude with Taj Mahal worldliness and soul to Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Woodstock barn last summer.

Leonard Cohen, Always Wise Beyond His Years, Nourished Both the Heart and Intellect

Leonard Cohen, Always Wise Beyond His Years, Nourished Both the Heart and Intellect

I returned to a 2009 live album, Leonard Cohen’s first newly recorded release since 2004’s ‘Dear Heather,’ during the first dark evening without him.

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