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Taylor Coe

Taylor Coe currently works in academic publishing and spends most of his free time trolling the Internet for music and film reviews, along with digesting unhealthy amounts of television. He has an affinity for Townes Van Zandt and other like-minded Texan singer-songwriters, not to mention a borderline-worrisome obsession with the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit. In the ninth grade, his most-played song of all time may or may not have been “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates. Years later, he finds this somewhat embarrassing - which is not unlike his feelings for lots of other things about ninth grade.


Features

Sunday, September 23 2012

Forgetting the Roots: Does It Matter Who Makes Folk Music?

The authenticity trap: How did folk music end up in such a paradoxical place?


Reviews

Thursday, April 24 2014

Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman: We Made It Home

Walker shows herself to be not just a talented songwriter, but a truly thoughtful voice, the sort of artist who seems to know something about the world, and who’s willing to share the knowledge in song.


Sunday, April 6 2014

Old Buck: Old Buck

A fun, joyous album: meaning that whether or not you know how to flatfoot dance, you’ll end up on your feet giving that awkward shuffle a go.


Sunday, March 9 2014

James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical

While there was always an arctic edge to McMorrow, Post Tropical only deepens the powerful sense of cold and chill that cloaks his work. Thank goodness for that.


Thursday, March 6 2014

Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands: Tess

Mark Pickerel picks up where 2008’s Cody’s Dream left off -- a brand of muscular country-rock shaded with weird darkness.


Monday, March 3 2014

Yonder Mountain String Band: YMSB EP13

Bluegrass for people who don’t really like bluegrass, Yonder Mountain hasn’t made much career progress for a band sometimes shuffled under the progressive bluegrass label.


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