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Burnishing the Legacy

KEVIN BURT will having you hearing the great songs of BILL WITHERS with new ears.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred, 2023

The best of the roots music rest for the year recently completed...
by David McGee
 

 

 

DEEP ROOTS ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2023

Eleven worthy long players lead our best-of 2023 picks.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘ArtWork’: Work of Art

Attention must be paid: At age 86, JACK JONES offers a masterpiece in ARTWORK.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Right Now, Right Here, Indispensable

At a time when his eloquence and his conscience are most needed, ERIC BIBB deliver on RIDIN'.
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Trim: Bruce Brown’s Endless Epic

Writing for Longboard magazine in 2005, PAUL HOLMES captured the entire epic saga of the making of BRUCE BROWN's THE ENDLESS SUMMER.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Found Sounds and A Cry of Conscience: Filastine Takes It To the Streets (Literally)

At the intersection of unabashed globalism and bass music, the wandering arts instigator FILASTINE takes dance music to its outer-national limits on £00T, incorporating and dismantling lush sounds from North Africa, Brazil, Ja...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Where Day is A-Breakin’ in The Soul

The ST CHARLES SINGERS' AMERICAN REFLECTIONS imbues the listener with a sense of being on hallowed, holy ground, closer to the essence. Texts by RAINER MARIA RILKE, OCTAVIO PAZ, AARON COPLAND and others.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Wounded Knee Update: Auction Set for Oct. 1

An update on the fate of WOUNDED KNEE, plus an unforgettable letter to the editor in response to Jim Czywczysnki's attempt to sell the land. Also: the Yin and Yang of wind farms
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Female artists rule the day in BOB MAROVICH's latest Gospel picks of new albums by CHRYSANN MOORE, LATISHA JOHNSON MONTGOMERY, KATY CRAWFORD, GENETHEA WRIGHT, SAN FRANKLIN and SHALOM CHURCH & FRIENDS presemted by Dr. F. James C...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Jorma, Janis & The Typewriter Tape: The Facts

The legendary TYPEWRITER TAPE, featuring young JANIS JOPLIN singing, and young UC Santa Clara student Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, is now an official release.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Once in Royal David’s City’

The journey of 'Once in Royal David's City' from an 1848 text to global processional hymn.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Anonymous 4: The Exit Interview (Sort of)

An interview with ANONYMOUS 4's MARSHA GENENSKY (above) and SUSAN HELLAUER, reflecting on the Early Music quartet's groundbreaking career in this, its 30th and final year on stage and on disc.
by David McGee
 

 
 
 

Wasn’t That a Time?

In 1966 BOB DYLAN recorded BLONDE ON BLONDE in Nashville and the floodgates opened. A new double-CD collection documents some great music made in Nashville from the mid-'60s through the early '70s.
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘We’ll Promise Not To Hurt Her Anymore’

Staring 2015 on a topical note, North Carolina singer-songwriter LAURELYN DOSSETT has posted a video of her new song, 'THE RIVER'S LAMENT,' inspired by the Dan River Coal Ash Spill of Feb. 2014
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow’

George Morton came and went like a shadow, producing great '60s singles for the Shangri-Las and Janis Ian, and shortly thereafter, disappearing. But the Shadow left his mark. Remembering a pop great.
by David McGee