Articles tagged old-time

Various Artists: Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records

An absolutely definitive anthology of traditional American folk.

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Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

Rawlings's last album might have been fun, but now he and Gillian Welch mean business.

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Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest

Ten more examples of what make Welch & Rawlings great: high lonesome harmonies, beautifully judged musicianship, exquisite songcraft, and a relationship with tradition that is both serious and playful.

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Charlie Parr: When the Devil Goes Blind

Fine picking, vocals that make a mockery of microphone style, and lyrics about trains, tracks, and times past, all filtered through the immediacy of the present and performed under the influence of enthusiasm.

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Caleb Klauder: Dangerous Mes & Poisonous Yous

Like Wayne Hancock, the Wrights, and Dale Watson, Klauder performs material that is referential rather than deferential, not trying to recreate a lost era, but rather bringing what can be used from the past to communicate in the present.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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