John Cowan
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles

The Best Americana of 2014
3 Dec 2014 // 9:20 PM

If forced to define Americana, it's the one genre where honest craftsmanship is required, respected, and rewarded, something the best of 2014 lived up to.

"Music Requires a Journey Out of You": An Interview with John Cowan
22 Oct 2014 // 4:16 AM

New Grass Revival frontman John Cowan talks to PopMatters about the tricks of being a singing bass player, the new developments in folk music, and the career-spanning feel of his latest record, Sixty.


John Cowan: The Massenburg Sessions
9 May 2010 // 5:00 PM

No edits, no overdubs, no headphones, no mixing. For the John Cowan Band: No problem.

John Cowan: Comfort and Joy
14 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM

The Voice of Newgrass takes on Christmas and belts out a new yuletide classic.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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