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Allysen Callery's alluring Winter Island

Folk singer/songwriter Allysen Callery received scores of positive press for her 2010 sophomore disc, Hobgoblin’s Hat (pick it up, along with her ’07 debut Hopey , at iTunes and  cdbaby.com ).
From Bristol to Berlin with love
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 03, 2011
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Midlake | The Courage Of Others

On this lovingly crafted follow-up, the men of Midlake have moved on to emulating the late-'60s/early-'70s British folk-rock scene.
Bella Union (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 12, 2010
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Scene and heard

Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007
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Éminence grise

When I first met Joe Boyd, I knew him only as a legend, the force behind the psychedelic and folk-rock movements of the 1960s.
Joe Boyd remembers; remembering Joe Boyd
By DANA KLETTER  |  March 27, 2007
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Sax machines

In our guitar-centric culture it’s easy to forget that the first rock-and-roll instrument was the saxophone. Deric Dyer, "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (mp3) Paul Ahlstrand, "Sunday Hang" (mp3)
Local luminaries Deric Dyer and Paul Ahlstrand
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 29, 2006
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ID Check: Chelsea Spear

Chelsea Spear grew up in Medford, back when it was strictly a working-class enclave known largely for “big hair, Spandex, and KISS-108,” so she understands the injuries of class.
The no-talkies
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 07, 2006


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Folk hero

Richard Thompson’s fans can be a bit smug about the singer/guitarist’s ongoing failure to achieve a commercial breakthrough.
Richard Thompson’s Free Reed box
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 29, 2006
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Family matters

“I wouldn’t really say that my music is introverted and sad,” Teddy Thompson says on the road from a Chicago venue.
Teddy Thompson takes after the ’rents
By KEN MICALLEF  |  March 28, 2006

Chafee protects his liberal flank

US Senator Linc Chafee — in the ideological hot seat, as always — had to make another tough strategic decision, deciding to vote against confirming Judge Samuel Alito.
His vote against Alito is better late than never
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2006