Friday, April 17 2015
Three unique takes on tracks from The Bends, spanning the stripped-down acoustic to the full-fledged orchestral, represent how these songs still have the power to stun two decades later.
Tuesday, April 7 2015
The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.
Monday, September 5 2011
Welch and Rawlings may have experienced a creative drought, but they were getting better the entire time.
Thursday, June 3 2010
The musically gifted, and symbiotic, Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch led his Machine through two great sets at the Bowery Ballroom Wednesday night.
Monday, May 25 2009
Nickel Creek's fiddler steps out on her own with her John Paul Jones-produced self-titled debut. It's a laid-back album that wisely focuses on her voice and her violin.
Tuesday, November 25 2008
Poverty, crime, disenfranchisement, sinning, saving, and no-account women: Stereotypical subjects of the average country song, or the average hip-hop song?
Monday, October 27 2008
They might kick me out of the feminist club for this, but I love murder ballads, even the ones in which women get killed—though, to be fair, I am an equal opportunity advocate when it comes to a good killing narrative.