Monday, July 21 2014
In 2014, Telluride is the perfect encapsulation of where it has been and where it is going to be in the future.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
"Concerning Spectral Pinching," one of the standout tracks off of the Portland, Oregon, folk and Americana group Hook & Anchor's self-titled debut, is available to stream exclusively at PopMatters.
Tuesday, April 1 2014
For its first album in nine years, Nickel Creek tames down the displays of virtuosity that defined much of their previous albums, offering up a more pastoral take on their otherwise “newgrass" take on bluegrass.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Thursday, August 22 2013
We are all in this together, but now more than ever we are all hopelessly alone and apart. Three days of trading licks at Newport won't change anything, but in the words of Joe Fletcher, “Without Newport, what alternative is there? No folk at all?”
Thursday, August 8 2013
Chris Thile firmly rebuts any generational snark tossed at his past ventures with his invigorating take on three J.S. Bach pieces initially written for solo violin: two sonatas (G and A minor) and one partita (B minor).
Sunday, June 2 2013
This World Oft Can Be is the rarest kind of roots album: The past grounds it, but so too does the present, and the result illuminates both.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Patty Griffin's songs reveal multiple sides of a complicated, conflicted man.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
Nashville's Steeldrivers create virtuostic songs focused on Southern life past and present.
Thursday, October 20 2011
The Always Be Down EP is a strong statement from a promising young band with a lot of stylistic influences.