Articles tagged fiddle

16 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Frigg: Grannen

Grannen finds its own level of happiness and nests there, immaculate.

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Various Artists: Louisiana Cajun and Creole Music

Rinzler chose his musicians for their tough strength, and for a quality you could label authenticity, or purity, or, as Dewey Balfa did: isolation.

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Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole: L’Ésprit Créole

The music has a tidal drag, which is also the pull or drag of teasing.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Irish Folk

Geoff Willis, the compiler, must have been aiming to put together a concise round-up of living musicians who show their own fidelity to established styles. This comes off pretty well.

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29 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Väsen: Väsen Street

The gravity of their playing gives each song a feeling of being presented or framed, as if on a stage, illuminated.

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Spring Creek: Way Up on a Mountain

Honest Downhome Folk

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Betse Ellis: Don’t You Want to Go?

Proof that Americana is still winning her over.

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Liz Carroll & John Doyle: Double Play

The beauty of this album lies in the way the instruments manage to keep a buttery, human impressionism even while they're playing swiftly.

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20 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Väsen: Linnaeus Väsen

The three string musicians are all as good as they were on Live in Japan, yet I like this album less.

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//Blogs

Blood and Thunder: Clutch Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

// Sound Affects

"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.

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