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, 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.
Sunday, October 9 2011
Covers torn from other acts’ songbooks don’t generally sound as vital and vibrant as the arrangements Crooked Still gives to them.
Thursday, September 29 2011
The bluegrass outfit, led by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman (and Kentucky colonel) J.D. Wilkes, offers up an express train of an album.
Sunday, September 18 2011
Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.
Thursday, September 15 2011
Quite simply, this is one of the best bluegrass-meets-folk albums you hear this year – if not in any given year.
Thursday, July 21 2011
The Del McCoury Band visited City Winery in preparation of their show with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band there later this week.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
Last night, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, joined forces for a foot-stomping, soul movin' version of the gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on the stages of the Late Show with David Letterman.