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Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
Vieux Farka Touré | Fondo
On his extraordinary homonymous 2007 debut, Vieux Farka Touré both paid tribute to his late, legendary father, Malian guitar icon Ali Farka Touré, and began to distance himself from that heritage.
Six Degrees (2009)
| May 15, 2009
Boston was a world-music stronghold even before the “world music” genre existed.
The international and roots-music scene heats up
| September 08, 2008
Talking with Nathaniel Facey, the alto-saxophonist in the London band Empirical, you find it difficult at first to pin down where and how the quintet developed their unusual compositional style.
Empirical go to the movies, plus the Hot 8
| July 28, 2008
Vieux Farka Touré
Sons of musical icons, especially late ones, have both bloodlines and a lot to live up to.
Vieux Farka Touré | World Village
| February 13, 2007
The news from Africa
Top 10 lists are always arbitrary, especially when applied to a “genre” as sprawling as world music.
A year in world music
| December 18, 2006
He may be known worldwide as an “African bluesman,” but he never embraced this idea.
Ali Farka Toure’s last recordings
| November 07, 2006
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Ali Farka Touré’s latest album, a dozen duets with kora master Toumani Diabaté, is now something of a requiem.
IN THE HEART OF THE MOON | World CiRcuit/Nonesuch
| March 14, 2006
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