Ed Whitelock is a professor of English at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, just 106 miles southwest of Philomath. He is co-author, with David Janssen, of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music (2009) from the PopMatters imprint of Soft Skull Press.
Sunday, September 14 2014
Mike Auldridge is joined on this, his final recording, by fellow dobro masters Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes. A fitting capstone to a legendary career.
Thursday, September 11 2014
Pere Ubu's 18th album offers their most cohesive and disturbing vision of dystopian America. A carnival of oblique reference points, it's also their best album of the 21st century.
Tuesday, September 2 2014
A mature, powerful collection of songs from the Arkansas singer-songwriter, equal parts darkness and light.
Sunday, August 17 2014
A worthwhile collection for anyone interested in the American folk revival and particularly for those who enjoy its outsider elements.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
Steve Wynn continues to follow his muse, this time to Spain, for a couple of reinvigorating albums released on these shores for the first time.