No popular musical instrument has been more frequently maligned than the accordion. Despite gaining hipster cred in the 1990s, its role in pop remains underappreciated.
Over 22 years of performances, Philip Seymour Hoffman rarely disappointed. Even when he stepped outside his comfort zone to make commercial fodder, he remained riveting.
Blues is the foundation of much American music, but it’s often seen as a legacy genre. These 12 blues artists make the case for its continuing relevance and vitality.