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Farm Bill Update

The fate of the Farm Bill, the effects of its not being passed, and wither the conservation compliance provisions? Plus, a statement in support of Conservation Compliance by the American Farmland Trust.
by David McGee
 

 
 

2013’s Elite Half-Hundred – Part I

Selections 1-25 of the 2013 Elite Half Hundred include THE BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES, STEEP CANYON RANGERS, DAILEY & VINCENT, ALAN JACKSON, et al.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Cosmopolitan Queen of Bel canto

Classical contributor JOSEPH NEWSOME sits down for an enlightening chat with JESSICA PRATT, 'The Cosmopolitan Queen of Bel canto,' upon the release of her debut recital disc, SERENADE
by David McGee
 

 
 

Down the Road Apiece

'... at his deepest roots, it’s pretty clear that it’s never been about him, but about what passes through him.' BILLY ALTMAN comes to praise KEITH RICHARDS' new solo album.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Game of Love

BEFORE THE WORLD WAS MADE Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay B&N In a world festering with male-female duos, Austin’s Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay have some clear advantages over the competition. For starters, their dress i...
by David McGee
 

 
 

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!
by David McGee
 

 

 

Dancing Bears: la danse de l’ours

Dancing bears have been around since at least the Middle Ages. Sheer Folk blogger SERGIO RIBNKIKOV GUNNARSON has been studying the rather obscure history of these mammalian hoofers and herein reports on his findings.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Gutless Vandals Desecrate Tommy Johnson’s Grave; Eddie C. Campbell Benefit Set

Gutless vandals desecrate Delta blues giant TOMMY JOHNSON's grave; benefit set for Chicago blues guitar great EDDIE C. CAMPBELL, who suffered a heart attack and stroke while on tour.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Of Heart, Soul & the Collaborative Dance

The collaborative art of heart and soul via solid new albums by the ERNIE WATTS QUARTET and the combo led by LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR. with guest legend HOUSTON PERSON on tenor sax.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Chris Morris Writes the Book on a Great American Band

LOS LOBOS is a vitally important American band, and now it has a biography to suit its stature. MICHAEL SIGMAN gets the story behind CHRIS MORRIS's LOS LOBOS: DREAM IN BLUE.
by David McGee