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Photos: Devil Makes Three + Gillian Welch + Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three at the Newport Folk Festival

Devil Makes Three, Gillian Welch, and Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 30, 2011.
Harbor Stage + Fort Stage | July 30, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  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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The two sides of Marie Moreshead

To this point, Marie Moreshead has made her bones as a sweet-voiced singer/songwriter with a lot of promise based on 2008's The Distraction EP and 2009's Birdwatchers EP.
Thought I knew you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 07, 2011
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Quiet storm

The only aspect of Allysen Callery's talents more impressive than her nimble, nylon-string finger-picking is her unmistakable voice.
Allysen Callery returns with Hobgoblin’s Hat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2010
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Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009
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Higher ground

Cindy Bullens, who has done a lot of things in the music business, recently wondered: "What? You have to get old to have success?"
The Refugees are strangers in a strange land
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 14, 2009


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Times a' changed

Ever since Dylan plugged in (gasp!), the Newport Folk Festival has preserved a noble tradition of ignoring what folk is supposed to be in favor of defining the stuff for itself.
The 2008 Newport Folk Fest mixes it up
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 22, 2008
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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock, in one of many illuminating moments of reflection during this 53-minute documentary, posits that his songs “don’t appeal to meatheads.”
Sex, Food, Death . . . and Insects | A+E
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 20, 2008

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008
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Allison Moorer

Working with producer Buddy Miller, Moorer takes an approach opposite to Lynne’s on the stripped-down Lovin’ , giving each track its own distinct personality.
Mockingbird | New Line
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 26, 2008
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A holiday sample-pack

I always give local music at the holidays.
Albums to pick up for all your friends and family
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 12, 2007


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Chriss Sutherland

Chriss Sutherland is an old young man, just the kind of person you want to sing songs for you.
Music seen, at the Soundpost, May 13, 2007
By IAN PAIGE  |  May 18, 2007

Portland scene report: September 1, 2006

Dominic and the Lucid have finished tracking on the follow up to 2004’s Vinyl Human .
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  August 30, 2006
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Art and politics

The canny Texas-born songwriter T Bone Burnett hasn’t stepped into the footlights for — at least metaphorically — 14 years now.
T Bone Burnett stakes his claim
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 31, 2006