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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.
Vanguard (2012)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  June 08, 2012
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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
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 05, 2011
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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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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.
Nonesuch (2011)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  May 20, 2011
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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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011
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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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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...
By webteam  |  October 14, 2009
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Stars aligned

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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 18, 2009
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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 19, 2009
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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
By MATT PARISH  |  June 12, 2009
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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)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  June 12, 2009


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Giant step

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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 17, 2009
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Going on sale: November 21, 2008

Andrew Bird, Patty Griffin, Mötley Crüe, Steve Winwood and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By 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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 23, 2008
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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 09, 2008
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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
By BANNING EYRE  |  January 14, 2008


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Boxed and ready


The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 14, 2007
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Adam raised an Eve

Why do some Bruce Springsteen fans have such a big problem with Patti Scialfa?
Why Patti Scialfa matters
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 14, 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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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
By GREG COOK  |  July 03, 2007


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June tunes

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
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007
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Crash course

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
By LISA CRAIG  |  February 21, 2007
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Sleight of hand

Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 20, 2007
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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
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 13, 2007
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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
By BOB GULLA  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006
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Missionary man

Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 03, 2006
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Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint

Elvis Costello long ago established himself as the best songwriter of his generation.
Foray to Funkytown
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 14, 2006