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Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell | Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
Kin is a finely crafted country ode to home and family from a couple of writers who know the territory.
NICK A. ZAINO III
| June 08, 2012
Photos: Jonny Corndawg + Middle Brother + Emmylou Harris at Newport Folk Festival
Jonny Corndawg, Middle Brother, and Emmylou Harris perform at the Newport Folk Festival on July 31, 2011.
Quad Stage + Fort Stage | July 31, 2011
| August 05, 2011
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.
| July 08, 2011
Emmylou Harris | Hard Bargain
Anyone with a passing knowledge of Emmylou Harris will recognize that "The Road," the opening track on Hard Bargain, is about Gram Parsons and the relationship that kicked off her career 40 years ago.
NICK A. ZAINO III
| May 20, 2011
Flesh and blood
The acclaimed folk/Americana quartet resume the whirlwind promo stretch leading up to their third full-length release, following 2008’s critically-lauded breakthrough Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and their ’07 debut, What the Crow Brings .
Last year, the Low Anthem finished their third album and toured the world. During a freewheeling interview back home, they tell us all about it
| February 18, 2011
Review: CasUno's sharp Sore Thumb; plus a New Low Anthem CD!
"Welcome to where we keep it wordy not nerdy," declares CasUno EndCrews (aka Chris Andrews) on "Sticks Out Like a Sore Thumb," the title track of his latest and final solo disc.
Eccentric gift of gab
| November 19, 2010
Emmylou Harris at the Merrill Auditorium
EMMYLOU HARRIS, whose gorgeous voice and prolific, diverse output has dazzled for decades, comes to Merrill Auditorium with BUDDY MILLER, a frequent collaborator with the...
| October 14, 2009
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
| September 18, 2009
Finding even better days
Gypsy Tailwind have been a slow build. Though Halo Sessions was one of the best local albums of 2008, it seems no one really heard it until 2009, thanks largely to the radio success of "So Lonely," a single whose melancholy bounce was heartbreakingly
Gypsy Tailwind show power and Grace
| June 19, 2009
Revival of the fittest
While we all snoozed on eggnog during the 2007 holidays, Jeff Prystowsky and the rest of the Low Anthem were shacked up in a rickety old house on Block Island, a deserted little hamlet full of empty summer cottages off the coast of Rhode Island.
The deep, dark Americana of the Low Anthem
| June 12, 2009
Elvis Costello | Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
There are few genres into which Elvis Costello hasn't delved over the years, but he's always seemed particularly comfortable within the traditional back-porch country that occupies this latest session.
Hear Music (2009)
| June 12, 2009
Indie-folk trio the Low Anthem — Jeff Prystowsky, Ben Knox Miller, and Jocie Adams — have signed with Nonesuch Records, which will re-release their highly-acclaimed disc, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, on June 9.
The Low Anthem sign with Nonesuch Records
| April 17, 2009
Going on sale: November 21, 2008
Andrew Bird, Patty Griffin, Mötley Crüe, Steve Winwood and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| November 19, 2008
Darien Brahms + American Music Club
Not to diminish where she is right now, but Darien Brahms would make one hell of a novelty dive-bar act in 20 years.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, April 21, 2008
| April 23, 2008
Further + Further
Roy Davis has made a number of good choices since the release of his promising debut disc, Grey Town , in early 2007.
Roy Davis pushes forward with the Dregs
| April 09, 2008
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
It’s been two decades since Paul Simon ushered this South African a cappella group onto the world stage.
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zula | Heads Up
| January 14, 2008
Boxed and ready
The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 14, 2007
Adam raised an Eve
Why do some Bruce Springsteen fans have such a big problem with Patti Scialfa?
Why Patti Scialfa matters
| November 14, 2007
The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
| September 12, 2007
What would Guthrie say about America in 2007?
This year’s edition of the Newport Folk Festival was almost perfect.
BRIAN C JONES
| August 15, 2007
Ain’t that America
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
| July 03, 2007
Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
| June 25, 2007
To move up in the world of music, one key is what you know; the other is whom you know.
Cindy Bullens gets down to business at USM
| February 21, 2007
Sleight of hand
Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
| February 20, 2007
Having more fun
By the time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty had all recorded Williams’s songs.
Lucinda Williams goes West
| February 13, 2007
The five-year itch
Fall River is not what you’d think of as a natural home for a “music geek’s paradise.”
The Narrows celebrates a big anniversary; JP Jones helps
| November 28, 2006
Rock, stop, and bop
This article originally appeared in the August 19, 2005 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Pixes at the Paradise, August 15, 2005
| October 25, 2006
Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
| August 03, 2006
Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
Elvis Costello long ago established himself as the best songwriter of his generation.
Foray to Funkytown
| July 14, 2006
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