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A conversation with Chris Pandolfi

Because its musicians play with fiddles and banjos and stand-up basses, there is an idea out there that bluegrass is as old as dirt.
Where is bluegrass going?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 12, 2012
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Schemes for going back in time

In this ongoing and new roots revival, there is a fine line to walk, one tip-toed expertly by Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor at the State Theatre a couple weeks back to a sweltering mass of a sold-out crowd.
Bones, roots, and harmony
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 24, 2012

Maine Songwriters Association ramps up, Pat Colwell's record, and more

The MAINE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION are trying to ramp up their happenings a little.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010
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In good Company

Dark Hollow Bottling Company take a piece of their name from an old-school folk/bluegrass tune, "Dark Hollow," possibly made most famous by the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's Old and in the Way , but also recorded as early as 1926, with popular versio
Dark Hollow Bottling debut a new old-time sound
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010
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Finding even better days

Gypsy Tailwind have been a slow build. Though Halo Sessions was one of the best local albums of 2008, it seems no one really heard it until 2009, thanks largely to the radio success of "So Lonely," a single whose melancholy bounce was heartbreakingly
Gypsy Tailwind show power and Grace
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 19, 2009
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Four on the floor

It’s been a fine fall already: sunny, crisp weekends for apple picking; big-time albums from Ray LaMontagne, Pete Kilpatrick, and Twisted Roots; a deep Red Sox run in the playoffs.  
Albums you may have missed as fall fell
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2008


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Oh brother, where alt thou?

In the summer of 1995, Grant Alden was documenting “the tail end of the grunge years” as managing editor of a Seattle music weekly, the Rocket . Alejandro Escovedo, "Broken Bottle" (mp3 via MySpace) Drive-By Truckers, "Feb. 14" (mp3 via MySpace)
A popular cult genre searches for its lost highway
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 02, 2006