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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.

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

Warren Haynes learned a lot about one of his fellow performers at Love for Levon, the concert celebration of the life and music of the Band’s Levon Helm.

Gov’t Mule – Shout! (2013)

Gov’t Mule – Shout! (2013)

This would have been the most variedly accessible, hit-worthy album of Gov’t Mule’s career — even if they hadn’t invited along a raft of famous folks to join them for a second-disc sing-along.

Something Else! Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Something Else! Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

For all of its storied five-decade history, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — at least before issuing That’s It! this summer on Legacy — had never released an album of all-new recordings.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It! (2013)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It! (2013)

Its very name speaks to the old ways, and keeping them as they always were. And for a long time, maybe too long, that’s the way it’s been with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Until now.

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker and Yim Yames – New Multitudes (2012)

Although New Multitudes is bound to draw some comparisons to Mermaid Avenue — the similarly Woody Guthrie themed project from Wilco and Billy Bragg from about a decade ago — the timing for a record like this couldn’t be better.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jay Farrar, Yim Yames take on lost Woody Guthrie material

A dream team of Americana stars including Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (actually Jim James of My Morning Jacket) have gathered to reinterpret unrecorded lyrics from Woody Guthrie. Preview a track here!

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