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Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 8:00 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.
The Best Country Music of 2010
14 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM
The synthesis of the past, present and future is so much of what country music is about these days. The traditions haven’t disappeared, but the music is changing all of the time.
When the Man in Black Went to Bat for Native America
30 Jul 2014 // 8:30 PM
A recasting of Johnny Cash's most controversial album, Bitter Tears, raises questions about the inclusiveness of American music.
Rosanne Cash: More Than Just a Legend's Daughter
16 Nov 2010 // 3:00 PM
Rosanne Cash’s lyricism plays on the page as if she’s on stage with guitar in hand. You can hear the music as you read. PopMatters Jaime Karnes talks with this gifted writer of songs and stories.
Johnny Cash: Koncert v Praze (In Prague – Live)
16 Mar 2016 // 3:06 AM
The abridged Koncert v Praze (In Prague – Live) ranks as the most egregious profiteering on Johnny Cash's name to date.
Johnny Cash: Out Among the Stars
25 Mar 2014 // 8:05 PM
For all of its faults, this album speaks to the variety of Cash's immense body of work in a way that the much-celebrated Rick Rubin recordings simply do not.
Counterbalance: Johnny Cash - 'At Folsom Prison'
20 Nov 2015 // 3:01 AM
This week, we're stuck in Folsom Prison, and time keeps draggin' on. Actually it went by pretty fast as we listened to the 157th most acclaimed album of all time. Do the roots of roots music start here?
Print the Legend: The Man in Black at 80
28 Feb 2012 // 10:00 PM
The late Johnny Cash (who would've turned 80 this month) was a combination of Keith Richards, Elvis Presley, and Public Enemy. Only he did it first, and no one before or since ever did it quite like him.
Johnny Cash: The Hospice Sessions
21 Feb 2010 // 8:32 PM
Let me tell you a story about my dad and Johnny Cash. Many American music lovers of a certain age could spin out such a
Johnny Cash's final studio album, 'American VI,' coming Feb. 26
13 Jan 2010 // 9:46 PM
"American VI: Ain't No Grave," the final studio album by Johnny Cash, will be released Feb. 26, timed to what would have been the Man in