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The circular splendor of My Morning Jacket

It all began with TheTennessee Fire of 1999 — just a tiny spark ignited by the fiery vision and devastating voice of Jim James.
Spontaneous routes
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  August 12, 2011

Photos: Newport Folk Festival, part one

The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 06, 2010

Photos: Monsters of Folk at Orpheum Theatre

Monsters of Folk's Boston stop on their 2009 world tour
Monsters of Folk, live at the Orpheum Theatre, November 3, 2009
By BRAD MINTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Taking care of business

Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 18, 2009
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The block is hot

The summer sun has arrived just in time for the "premier genre-defying summer music festival" known as Sound Session '09, a weeklong block party and musical melting pot for the masses kicking off on Sunday, July 5 and culminating in the climactic, carn
Jumping genres at Providence Sound Session '09
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 03, 2009

What's Pfeifle smoking?

Letters to the Portland editor, January 9, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 07, 2009


Winter to remember

Sometimes January in this town can be a bit slow. It's cold. There's a holiday hangover. Whatever.
2009 enters with a roar
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2008

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

The Huff post

Listening to him now, it’s clear that Brad Huff’s career was just getting started with his former act, the Jim James Band.
Brad’s Very Hardly Barely is very really worthy
By BOB GULLA  |  March 19, 2008

Covering Dylan

Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2007

Under the influence

Like Ann Coulter or pistachio ice cream, the music of Philadelphia five-piece Dr. Dog seems to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it things.
In defense of Dr. Dog
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 18, 2007


Rising star in Indieville

Indie singer-songwriter M. Ward has been attracting attention of late — enough to fill the Somerville Theatre last night, September 17.
 M. Ward, Somerville Theater, September 17, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  September 18, 2006


Kentucky quintet My Morning Jacket, no strangers to mixing a spectrum of musical genres will push even more buttons on the musical blender when they take the stage with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall this week. My Morning Jacket pe
My Morning Jacket meet the Pops
By KERRY L. SMITH  |  July 14, 2006

On top of the Pops

If you look up "surreal" in the dictionary, you might find a picture of a full orchestra fronted by five longhairs in tuxes.
My Morning Jacket drown out the house band at Symphony Hall
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 22, 2006

The contenders

The ’06 edition of the WBRU Rock Hunt is upon us.
Meet the WBRURock Hunt semifinalists
By BOB GULLA  |  February 09, 2006