‘How Inexpressibly Sad Are All Holidays’

1863. HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW's wife had died in a fire, his son had been seriously wounded in the Civil War. The poet, in despair, still found a reason to believe and wrote the stanzas that later became a beloved seasonal s...
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘The Point Is, You Can Go On A Musical Journey’

Celebrating 10 Years of Publishing: from TheBluegrassSpecial.com archives, the November 2010 cover story interview with RAUL MALO
by David McGee
 

 

 

Oceanic Swells of Feeling and Musicality

On COUCHVILLE SESSIONS, DARRELL SCOTT'S 'patient, perfectionism and passion' come together in 'ocean swells of feeling and musicality,' says our DERK RICHARDSON.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Elite Half Hundred of 2015, Part 2

Part 2 of the Elite Half Hundred selections for 2015. 'Fifty Albums That Made Life Worth Living in 2015.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Tested In the Furnace of Affliction

SAM BUTLER, former lead guitarist with the Blind Boys of Alabama, makes his solo debut with a most unusual spiritual album--with songs by Springsteen, Waits, Curtis Mayfield, Johnny Cash, et al.
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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
 

 

 

The Deep Roots 2016 Yuletide Baedeker

A guide to the Christmas content published over the years in TheBluegrassSpecial.com and Deep Roots, including our 2016 Christmas album picks.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Video Moments for the Ages

A few memorable moments courtesy JERRY REED and STEVE GOODMAN, gone but hardly forgotten
by David McGee
 

 

 

Remembering Pete Seeger

Remembering PETE SEEGER by those who knew him and in his own words. The first of a two-part tribute.
by David McGee