Alive, Authentic and Profoundly Human

This week's ALBUM OF THE WEEK is 'Brothers in Bamako,' a ttansAtlantic union of souls between modern day griots Habib Koité, of Mali, and the veteran New York City-born folksinger Eric Bibb. Their song is 'alive, authentic and...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Circling Back

CARLENE CARTER's new album 'Carter Girl,' a tribute to the musical heritage of her fabled family, is a triumph, says contributing editor MICHAEL SIGMAN. 'I wanted listeners to feel like they're on a journey,' says Carlene.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Eternal Ache in Full, Glorious Flower

The timelessness of CARTER FAMILY songs is underscored in DON'T FORGET ME LITTLE DARLING, an homage by ANTIQUE PERSUASION, a trio of roots veterans that has made one of 2015's finest albums.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Presence of ‘Being’ in Every Note…

Poland's ANNA MARIA JOPEK has sung with STING, collaborated with PAT METHENY and now joins forces with some of Cuba's finest on MINIONE.
by David McGee
 

 

 

We’re Gonna Make It After All

MARTY BROWN emerges boldly and brilliantly on his first new studio album in 25 years, AMERICAN HIGHWAY, aided and abetted by the sure-handed production and musicality of JON TIVEN
by David McGee
 

 
 

Offering God Beautiful Music from Hearts at Peace with Him

After topping the Classical chart last year, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles return with more stirring messages of faith. Also: an exclusive Deep Roots Interview with Sr. Scholastica Radel.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Whole Thing Was Such Fun

Perhaps when you hear Jesse croon the poignant plea, “Bring my baby, oh, my baby back to me…,” you think, Yes, please do bring him back. Please. Do.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Where Do I Start and Where Do You Begin?’

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, singer-songwriter HOLLY ANN has produced a deeply moving meditation on faith in her second album, LIGHT AND BLOOM. BOB MAROVICH provides the review.
by David McGee
 

 

 

To Do More, To Be More

After a near-20-year absence, LITTLE STEVEN has returned with a new solo album, SOULFIRE. Rock 'n' soul don't get any better than this. All others are pretenders to the throne.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Being About the Needed Balance of Persistence and Faith

Like a bridge over troubled waters, ROD McCORMACK's FINGERPRINTS offers safe passage through perilous times--an instant classic of a debut album
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The Royal Family of Guitar In a Festive Mood

After a half-century at the pole position of the guitar quartet, Los Romeros have finally recorded their first Christmas album. If ever an ensemble was capable of making you believe in the validity of Christmas again, this is it.
by David McGee
 

 
 

And A Proud Mama She Would Be

AUTUMN IN AUGUSTA, the blues-jazz-folk combo led by the wondrous LUCY SMITH, has a winner in SONGS MY MAMA WOULD LIKE. It's Ms. Smith's tribute to the music her mother loved. Mama, Ms. Smith writes, 'had awesome taste.' We agree.
by David McGee