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Eagles, Herbie Hancock, Tom Petty, Levon Helm slated for 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The Eagles and Tom Petty play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time, as 2012’s lineup is announced for the sprawling outdoor music event featuring rock, jazz, Americana, gospel, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco.

Guilty pleasures: Norah Jones – Feels Like Home (2004)

by Mark Saleski Smack in the middle of the initial Norah Jones explosion (remember? When it seemed like the radio was tryin’ to brainwash you by playing “Don’t Know Why” every 20 minutes or so

The Ramblers – Getting There (2010)

The Ramblers – Getting There (2010)

by Mark Saleski I’m trying to remember when it was. It was definitely during a pop music fad that involved a lot of synthesizers and other electrical accoutrements. Maybe it was the New Wave era…or maybe when The Prodigy hit it big. All I know is that I caught this interview with a musician who was proclaiming that acoustic instrumentsRead More

Something Else! Reviews on the 2010 Grammy winners

Something Else! Reviews on the 2010 Grammy winners

Click through the titles below for Something Else! reviews on a few of our favorites from Sunday night’s Grammy Award show, from Byrne/Eno to Corea/McLaughlin, from Derek Trucks to Diana Krall: LEVON HELM, ‘ELECTRIC DIRT’ (Best Americana album): An absurdly beautiful rural evocation, hard-eyed at times but rollicking and vulnerable in the way that the very best Southern soul alwaysRead More

Levon Helm – Electric Dirt (2009)

Levon Helm – Electric Dirt (2009)

With Levon Helm’s ‘Electric Dirt,’ you’re hearing the sound of a man, and a singer, reborn.

Quickies: Levon Helm, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, Neil Young

There’s been a plethora (love that word) of releases on the rock side of the genre ledger that has demanded by attention. You see, the rocksters listed here were all riding high back in the seventies, so naturally, I was curious to see if they still got “it.” In each case, the answer is “yes”, but for two of them,Read More

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