Jeff Schwager

Jeff Schwager has been writing about music since 1987, when he reviewed a Joan Baez concert for the Hollywood Reporter. Over the last 25 years, he has written for many publications, including Film Comment, the Seattle Review, and Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide.

Ry Cooder: Election Special

Woody Guthrie: Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Woody Guthrie: Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Listening to Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, the new box set from Smithsonian Folkways, you can hear the distance between Guthrie’s time and our own in the sound of the needle moving through the grooves of the records.

Various Artists: Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Willie Nelson: Heroes

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers: 29 April 2012 – Santa Barbara, CA

Elvis Costello and the Imposters: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas

John Wesley Harding: The Sound of His Own Voice

Laura Marling: A Creature I Don’t Know

Ryan Adams: 21 October 2011 – Seattle

Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire

Merle Haggard: Working in Tennessee