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Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is a writer, university teacher, and journal editor based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of the book Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City (2010), as well as articles and reviews covering a wide variety of popular music genres. Richard is currently working on a co-authored book on ritual, remembrance, and recorded sound.


Features

Thursday, June 17 2010

Pete Seeger... Un Hombre Sincero

These two documents transport listeners and viewers back to the heart of the civil rights era and reaffirm Seeger's creation of a truly global music of conscience that can transcend the limitations of its local translations.


Tuesday, April 27 2010

Blood on the Tracks: Place and Displacement

Dylan’s work has been characterized by the poetics of place and displacement and a refutation of a fixed identity.


Columns

Thursday, April 1 2010

Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular

This book comes very close to being a faithful mirror of the endlessly fascinating Harry Smith and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure.


Reviews

Thursday, August 4 2011

Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.


Thursday, July 7 2011

Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest

Ten more examples of what make Welch & Rawlings great: high lonesome harmonies, beautifully judged musicianship, exquisite songcraft, and a relationship with tradition that is both serious and playful.


Thursday, June 16 2011

Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.


Monday, June 13 2011

Ana Moura: Coliseu

The familiar fado themes of love, loss, uncertainty, grief, pain, and disquiet are all hymned, while the city of Lisbon acts as a metaphor for other cities of the heart.


Thursday, May 26 2011

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.


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