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Sunday, October 16 2011

Frigg: Grannen

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


Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.


Thursday, March 18 2010

Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole: L’Ésprit Créole

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


Thursday, October 1 2009

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.


Tuesday, September 29 2009

Väsen: Väsen Street

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


Thursday, June 25 2009

Spring Creek: Way Up on a Mountain

Honest Downhome Folk


Wednesday, June 17 2009

Betse Ellis: Don’t You Want to Go?

Proof that Americana is still winning her over.


Sunday, April 19 2009

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.


Monday, August 20 2007

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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