Let Us Now Praise Infamous Men

The pen and musicianship of the legendary JOHN MENDLESSOHN have brought us ISAMBARD JONES & HIS ORCHESTRA, wherein the absurdist meets the British Music Hall.

Talking Animals: Feral, And a Friend of Animals

She's 30 years into her Presidency of FRIENDS OF ANIMALS, an international animal advocacy organization, and her name really is PRISCILLA FERAL. 'I'm wired for this kind of confrontational work,' she says.


Deep Roots Albums of the Year, 2017

Our Albums of the Year for 2017, wherein we honor exemplary artistry by ERIC BIBB, GRAYSON CAPPS, RICHARD HARVEY, LITTLE STEVEN CARY MORIN, MARTY STUART and LEE ANN WOMACK. Well done!

In Trim: Bruce Brown’s Endless Epic

Writing for the defunct Longboard magazine in 2005, PAUL HOLMES captured the entire epic saga of the making of BRUCE BROWN's THE ENDLESS SUMMER, the greatest surfing film of them all.


Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

BOB MAROVICH continues to find gospel gems, this month ranging from vintage recordings by THE GOSPELAIRES OF DAYTON, OHIO; great modern quartet by the GOLDEN BELLS; and Japanese Christian heavy metal. Praise the Lord!

Video Moment for the Ages

From the Seeger Sessions tour, 'Bring 'Em Home.' Thank you, Bruce. God bless Pete Seeger.


Classical Perspectives: Richly Sophisticated

In life he was eclipsed by the shadow of his great pupil, Henry Purcell, and ensuing centuries have seen the 17th century composer JOHN BLOW nigh on to completely forgotten. Until this glorious moment.

An Atmosphere Around the Moon?

Water on the Moon? New research suggests billions of years ago the Moon had an atmosphere composed primarily of carbon monoxide, sulfur and water, much like that of Mars today. And where there is water...


Border Crossing, In Spite of It All

Can music help to break down the very borders Brexit seeks to impose? Herein, perhaps, is one answer, as artists from across Europe speak a common language about the human condition that politics cannot put asunder.

The O’Hara Sisters’ ‘Dark Fairy Tale’ by Jules

Featuring HORTENSE AND THE SHADOW, 'a dark fairy tale' by NATALIE and LAUREN O'HARA, a writer-and-illustrator sister team with a new book inspired by stories told on snowy nights by their Polish grandmother.


Orpheus, Don’t Look Back

GRAYSON CAPPS's Scarlett Roses is an epic vision of life, love and struggle in the here and now. It is some kind of masterpiece.

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 (Part 1)

The Best of the Rest: The Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 honors 50 outstanding albums of the year newly completed. Part 1 includes gospel, classical, bluegrass, blues, world music and unadulterated rock 'n' roll (thank you, Chuck B...