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Kin - Crowell and Karr

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

Old-time bangers

The one element needed when revitalizing a neglected canon? Verve. Ever since the Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the trad-acoustic scene a few years ago, they've kept this notion front and center.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the red zone
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 22, 2010

Son Volt | American Central Dust

With American Central Dust , Jay Farrar has now accomplished something he was unable to do either during Son Volt's initial run (1995-99) or his evidently aborted solo career (2001-04): released three consecutive albums of undeniable quality.
Rounder (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 17, 2009

Ramblin' Jack Elliott | A Stranger Here

The country-blues songbook as written by Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and Charley Patton seems like natural, if previously unexplored, territory for this folk legend.
Anti- (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 30, 2009

Roots of spring

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

Soul men

Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 02, 2008


Covering Dylan

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

Joe Henry

Joe Henry is an unlikely candidate for a protest CD, even one this subtle.
Civilians | Anti-
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 12, 2007

Mixing it up

Perishable Theatre has dedicated itself to being a research theater, adopting a chemistry lab flask in its logo to emphasize the point.
Perishable’s Fledging Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007

On the Racks: June 6

David Lee Roth, AFI, Cheap Trick, Camera Obscura, Elvis Costello, and Live
From Strummin' with the Devil to a revived Live
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 06, 2006

Certified Grooves

It’s clear from the first refrain of Joe South’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” that the Soul Band don’t fool around.
The Soul Band's blueprint for great R&B
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 17, 2006