Video Moment for the Ages

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

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...

 

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 features albums by JUNIOR SISK & THE RAMBLERS, DENNIS JOHNSON, DUDLEY TAFT, MUSICA SECRETA, RAPHAEL PICHON & PYGMALION, MAC WISEMAN and others.
 

The Meaning of Folk-Rock

'The Meaning of Folk-Rock,' an excerpt from CHRISTOPHER HILL's essential 'INTO THE MYSTIC: THE VISIONARY and ECSTATIC ROOTS OF 1960S ROCK AND ROLL'

 

Marilyn & Alan Bergman: A Marriage of Two Minds

An exclusive excerpt from MICHAEL SIGMAN's second volume of HITS HISTORY OF THE MUSIC BIZ interviews, this one featuring the great songwriting team of MARILYN & ALAN BERGMAN
 

Over There: When Americana Doesn’t Mean American

A Deep Roots Exclusive from John E. Simpson: an investigation into what makes Americana Americana when the artists performing it aren't American.

 

Video Moment for the Ages

From January 21, 1965, LESLEY GORE with a knockout performance of the Jeff Barry-Ellie Greenwich tune 'The Look of Love' and Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Hello Young Lovers.'
 

The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover

'...at Passover, we must tell the stories of the women who played a crucial role in the Exodus narrative.' JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBERG and RABBI LAUREN HOLTBLATT offer an important perspective.

 

Seven Voices on ‘Seven Stanzas’

Our 2017 edition of 'Seven Voices on Seven Stanzas'--a septet of perspective on JOHN UPDIKE's famous poem 'Seven Stanzas at Easter
 

How Will Musicians Control Their Credits in the Digital Age?

ProMusicDB is a new organization dedicated to giving musicians past and present proper credit, and thus remuneration, for recording sessions they play on. ProMusic DB founder CHRISTY CROWL explains.

 

Patti Smith’s Lightning Amid New Voices (Newport Sampler, 2016)

PATTI SMITH, an unadvertised KRIS KRISTOFFERSON and JOE ELY were some of the stalwart names at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival, but IRA MAYER found some new voices coming on strong too.
 

‘Where Were You, Lord, When This Was Happening?’

A review of VICTOR LEE AUSTIN's moving 'Losing Susan: Brain Disease, The Priest's Wife and The God Who Gives and Takes Away; and an interview with the author.