Juli Thanki

Juli Thanki is a graduate student studying trauma and memory in the postbellum South. She tries to live her life by the adage "What Would Dolly Parton Do?" but has yet to build an eponymous theme park, undergo obscene amounts of plastic surgery, or duet with Porter Wagoner (that last one might prove a little difficult, but nevertheless she perseveres). When not writing for PopMatters, Juli can generally be found playing the banjo incompetently, consuming copious amounts of coffee, and tanning in the blue glow of her laptop.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Shine a Light on Country Music’s Neglected Roots

Adam Steffey: One More for the Road

The Music That Matters: Ralph Rinzler and Bill Monroe, Part Two

The Music That Matters Part One: Bill Monroe and Ralph Rinzler

Rosanne Cash on Johnny Cash’s List

Louisiana Woman, Texas Troubadour

Hockey Skatin’ Singing Cowgirls

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: Lonely Street

King Wilkie: King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers

Tift Merritt: Buckingham Solo

You Can Call Her ‘Dr.’ Dolly Parton

Slaid Cleaves: Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away