Reviews // 3 Articles
Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.
Part 2: Janis Ian to Jimi Hendrix (1966-1970)
16 Jul 2007 // 6:00 PM
Music truly is the universal language. The best songs of protest are passed around, from movement-to-movement, era-to-era; its singers gaining multilingual fluency along the way.
Janis Ian: The Essential Janis Ian
9 Sep 2009 // 5:00 PM
Unfortunately, Ian -- then only 16 -- never got to Woodstock. But time-travel through the turbulence and tranquility of that era can be realized through many of these tracks.
Janis Ian: The Best of Janis Ian
18 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM
It makes for a surprisingly meaty chunk of pop-folk that has aged quite gracefully.