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Talking beer with brewmaster Sean Larkin
Hey, summer's almost gone! We caught up with Larkin to fill us in on his latest endeavors.
| August 19, 2011
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars | Rise & Shine
Although their music stands on its own, the backstory can't help but give it a deeper perspective.
| March 19, 2010
MAS Y MAS Fans know that Los Lobos is terrifically versatile, so it shouldn't have surprised me that their take on Doug Sahm's "It Didn't...
| June 24, 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.
| March 30, 2009
This ex-blues prodigy’s latest has the verve and emotional depth of Clapton’s best singer-songwriter outings.
Giving Up the Ghost | 429
| April 22, 2008
Cohesion’s where you find it, but headphone delights are everywhere.
Detours | A+M
| February 05, 2008
Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007
Every so often in Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 you can see the beaming host, Eric Clapton, behind a stack of amps shooting photos of his fellow performers.
| January 22, 2008
Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
This packed two-disc set gathers all the usual suspects and more for a Tipitina’s Foundation project to rebuild Domino’s Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans.
| October 22, 2007
Rooting for Rhythm
You can bet that this week Rhythm & Roots Festival producer Chuck Wentworth will be spending a lot of time looking up at the sky — and hoping.
Digging deep in Charlestown; plus, the Complaints
| August 28, 2007
Los Lobos: The Town and the City
This great American band’s 13th album begins with a psychedelic peal of guitar that sounds more like Los Lobos alter ego the Latin Playboys. Los Lobos, The Town and the City
| November 13, 2006
The 9th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival hits Charlestown this weekend, in its traditional and very effective Labor Day weekend slot on the calendar.
Fun in Charlestown, two new discs, and more
| August 29, 2006
Memphis all star
‘Memphis is a kind of self-devouring organism that occasionally pukes itself back up . . . ’ Jim's gems: Dickinson's eclectic catalog. By Ted Drozdowski
The many facets of Jim Dickinson
| August 15, 2006
How have this band of East LA wolves not only survived but thrived in the hostile midlands of popular music for 30 years?
Wolf Tracks: The Best Of Los Lobos | Rhino
| July 18, 2006
Summer concert preview
Why cool down when the concert scene is just getting warmed up? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Some ideas on how to rock away the summer months.
| June 19, 2006
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
| May 31, 2006
The return of Terrastock
This April 21-23, serious music fans in Providence are in for a real treat.
‘ Outsiders’ gather in Providence; plus, Black Honey
| March 01, 2006
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