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Features

Sunday, September 23 2012

Forgetting the Roots: Does It Matter Who Makes Folk Music?

The authenticity trap: How did folk music end up in such a paradoxical place?


Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Monday, December 19 2011

The Best Americana of 2011

If you ask a critic or music fan to define Americana, be prepared for an avalanche of diverse responses of opinion. Still, there remain some constant benchmarks, such as pedal steel, fiddle, acoustic guitars -- and good songwriting.


Columns

Wednesday, June 18 2014

A Wheel Inside a Wheel: Gillian Welch's 'Time (The Revelator)'

Time (The Revelator) conjures a hazy post-millennial American dream of disappointment and ambition that's disturbed by what it sees and hears.


Reviews

Monday, September 5 2011

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: 21 August 2011 - Greenville, SC

Welch and Rawlings may have experienced a creative drought, but they were getting better the entire time.


Thursday, July 7 2011

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.


Blogs

Thursday, June 3 2010

Dave Rawlings Machine: 2 June 2010 - New York

The musically gifted, and symbiotic, Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch led his Machine through two great sets at the Bowery Ballroom Wednesday night.


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