Articles tagged emmy the great, folk, fairy tales, acoustic

Tim Buckley: Lady, Give Me Your Key

These previously unheard demos reveal the legendary cult artist searching for, and, for the most part, finding his voice.

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Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen: Death’s Dateless Night

Two of Australia's most gifted musicians team up for a daring concept album

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‘A Wild Swan and Other Tales’: A Twist on Fairy Tales for a More Sober Time

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham gives a compelling demonstration of how to reimagine magic while retaining a literary legacy.

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15 Nov 2016 // 12:00 PM

Tinariwen (+IO:I) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (Singles Going Steady)

Here, the Sahara's own rock stars lament the current state of their home desert, of the constant power struggles that stain the region.

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Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough - “Rainy Day” (audio) (premiere)

Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough's upcoming album IS Americana in every sense of the word. We eagerly await its release.

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All Acoustic Instruments and Kitchen Utensils: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band History With Jeff Hanna

With half a century of music and friendship, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues forward with Circlin' Back.

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James McMurtry - “Remembrance” (audio) (premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter James McMurty has written a song called "Remembrance" just in time for election day tomorrow.

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Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing

The Irish singer draws on a variety of vocal traditions from Celtic folk to contemporary jazz, and he combines them through the sheer force of his being.

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Adam Torres: Pearls to Swine

This world-traveled, organic music has the potential to be as gorgeous as the prettiest places on Earth.

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3 Nov 2016 // 1:20 AM

Mandolin Orange: Blindfaller

The duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz enlist the help of a quartet of instrumentalists to help flesh out their acoustic-based bluegrass/folk on their lovely fifth album.

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The Weirwolf Revisits Cowboy Roots in Marin County with Explosive Results

The new album is truly a throwback to Bob Weir’s roots, making “The Campfire Tour” a rare and special chance to see a rock legend turn the clock back to show his fans how it all started.

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Guy Clark Biography ‘Without Getting Killed or Caught’ Is Worthy of the Late Singer-Songwriter

Anecdotes that peel back the curtain from Clark’s neatly arranged processes really add value to his story.

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27 Oct 2016 // 11:04 AM

Adrian + Meredith - “Bank” (Audio) (premiere)

East Nashville's Adrian + Meredith offer up more roots goodness with a compelling set of folk, old-time, swing jazz with a punk sneer and a good healthy dose of rock 'n' roll energy.

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Luke Winslow-King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

A break-up album that covers both a map of the heart and America’s musical heartland.

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25 Oct 2016 // 10:50 AM

Jackie Bristow - “Whistle Blowin’” (video) (premiere)

Jackie Bristow seems primed for success on the now global Americana scene with beautifully composed music and straight from the heart lyrics

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25 Oct 2016 // 9:35 AM

Grant-Lee Phillips - “Smoke and Sparks” (video) (premiere)

Grant-Lee Phillips releases a beautiful new video for The Narrows album highlight, "Smoke and Sparks".

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25 Oct 2016 // 1:19 AM

Conor Oberst: Ruminations

Conor Oberst's Ruminations finds the seasoned folk bard in a bare room with just his guitar, piano, and harmonica to keep him company

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Plugging In and Loosening Up: An Interview With Richard Shindell

Shindell is an influential figure in the Fast Folk genre, and with the release of his 10th album, spoke to PopMatters about the long and ultimately rewarding process of creating Careless.

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Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living.

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19 Oct 2016 // 11:00 AM

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Singing Their Way Across America

At stops along the way, Bragg and Henry hopped off the train long enough to quickly record classic acoustic songs in railroad stations and on train platforms.

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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