Wednesday, September 8 2010
This is back porch playing in which the neighbors are not invited to join in, and the fact that these songs were recorded in a studio rather than by Alan Lomax with a wire recorder in a farm field shows the distinctions between what one considers genuine and created forms is invidious at best.
Sunday, November 22 2009
Michael Hurley is the best folk singer the world has never heard of. Now at age 67, Hurley continues to prove with a new record why it is a shame you're still not listening.
Thursday, November 1 2007
A worn-in collection of covers and originals, laid down at home over nearly a decade, Ancestral Swamp is a laid-back landmark, full of weathered charm.