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Erica Brown is more than a pretty girl with a fiddle

Just hitting the backside of her mid-twenties and already coming up on two decades into her career as a fiddle/violin player and singer here in Maine and beyond, Erica Brown is one of the youngest true veterans on the circuit you're likely to find.
Bluegrass connections
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 08, 2011
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Black Prairie | Feast Of The Hunter’s Moon

Admire the Decemberists’ meticulous sea-shanty soundscapes but can’t stand Colin Meloy’s word-nerd volubility?
Sugar Hill (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 09, 2010
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Rickie Lee Jones | Balm in Gilead

It’s astonishing to think that Rickie Lee Jones would turn out an album this organic and free of cynicism 30 years after her debut with the star-making, retro-hipster hit “Chuck E.’s in Love.” Particularly since her songwriting has always been so acutely
Fantasy (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 04, 2009
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Interview: Zack Snyder

"Every movie I've made, starting with Dawn of the Dead, has been, like, death threats."
Zack Snyder is a cheerful dude who's mounting one of the most perilous assaults on pop culture.
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 03, 2009
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John Mellencamp | Life Death Love and Freedom

The arrangements are sparse compared with those of Mellencamp’s pop hits — many don’t even allow drums — but they’re rich with textural detail.
Hear Music
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 15, 2008
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Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog

Humor, melody, and weirdness rule in this NYC avant guitarist’s sonic universe.
Party Intellectuals | Pi
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 24, 2008


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T Bone Burnett

The follow-up to Burnett’s 2006 masterpiece The True False Identity (Sony) is a dark, cynical, vaguely futuristic song cycle triggered by a Sam Shepard play.
Tooth of Crime (Second Dance) | Nonesuch
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 27, 2008

Crescent City health report

“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
By JON GARELICK  |  May 06, 2008
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Going on sale: February 29, 2008

Dosh, M83, Rihanna, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  February 26, 2008

Portland scene report: December 28, 2007

Our favorite SoPo troubalords, Fire on Fire , continue to rack up praise on the Web and beyond.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 26, 2007
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Guest lists 2007


Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007


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Marc Ribot

If you know Ribot only through his brilliant sidemanning with Burnett and Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, you don’t really know Ribot.
Asmodeus: Book of Angels Volume 7 — Marc Ribot Plays Masada Book Two | Tzadik
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 27, 2007
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Bettye’s business


The battles of a blues belter
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007
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Beyond the White Stripes

There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007
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Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007
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What would Guthrie say about America in 2007?

This year’s edition of the Newport Folk Festival was almost perfect.
Just folks
By BRIAN C JONES  |  August 15, 2007


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On the racks: September 26, 2006

...plus Ludacris, Alan Jackson, and Scissor Sisters.
Tori Amos, the Lemonheads, Janet Jackson
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 26, 2006
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Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006