Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Wednesday, December 15 2010
2010 was a splendid year for Americana releases; then again, that’s something you can say about any year given the sprawling range of sub-genres under Americana's vast umbrella, a point reinforced again by this year’s Top Ten.
Sunday, October 16 2011
The British saved rock 'n' roll, reignited the blues, and may just make country music more American.
Thursday, October 20 2011
Robert Plant’s Blue Note posits that it is Plant's search for the emotionally expressive sound, the "blue note", that has led him on every musical journey he has taken over the course of his nearly 50 year career.
Tuesday, September 21 2010
The golden rock god burrows deeper into gothic American roots music, trading T-Bone Burnett and Alison Krauss for Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin, thereby finding the only sound that matters.
Monday, July 28 2008
A game of opposites seemed to be in motion as Robert Plant and Alison Krauss met onstage last spring at the Louisville (Ky.) Palace to