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Photos: Gogol Bordello + Ramblin Jack Elliot + Pete Seeger at the Newport Folk Festival

Gogol Bordello, Ramblin Jack Elliot and Pete Seeger perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 30, 2011.
Fort Stage + Harbor Stage | July 30, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011

Stone Soup at 30

The earliest people on the planet probably built bonds of community when they pounded on goatskins. That same sense of creative wonder existed among a young group of musicians and music lovers back in 1980, when Joyce Katzberg, Bill Harley, and Debbie B
Keeping it real
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2011

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

Play by Play: November 13, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2009

Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Mars vs. Venus

It’s been 21 years since Speed-the-Plow first milked the cravenness of Hollywood and the self-described “whores” who turn its celluloid tricks. But David Mamet’s scathing, staccato comedy has held up at least as well as Madonna, who made her Broadway d
Speed-the-Plow; The Taming of the Shrew; A Long and Winding Road
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 30, 2009


Young folk

The long-beating heart of Boston's folk scene may be Club Passim — and the Cantab its liver — but its bloodstream runs all through town. I don't know that much about the circulatory system, so we'll nix this metaphor in just a bit, but suffice to say, a
Lonesome Vince presents the Grand Ole Hoot
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 04, 2009

Covering the bottom end - and the bottom line

The biggest news made by the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals the past two weekends was that they happened at all.
Newport Jazz comes back with a bang
By JON GARELICK  |  August 14, 2009
wein list

The music man

Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 07, 2009

Photos: George Wein's Folk Festival 2009

Photos from George Wein's 50th annual Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, Newport.
Photos of Deer Tick, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and more at the Newport folk festival
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  August 07, 2009

Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009


Making it right

Whatever increments of recovery New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina, in many ways the city never changes. The only shocker was a lower-left-hand piece, "Crime is down sharply in N.O."
New Orleans drops the guns and dances
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2009

Cheap jokes R us

Phillipe and Jorge's esteemed columnist friends from the Urinal, Bob Kerr and Edward Fitzpatrick, both picked up last week on the new bright orange "P" that is now meant to be the symbol of Providence to the outside world
Plus, the Times discovers Jamestown, the Globe in peril, and casino hypocrisy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 10, 2009

Folk yeah

For years now, T.T. the Bear's Place has boldly addressed the problem of what to do on Monday nights, when one's brainmeats are still tender from all that weekending.
The other side of the Bear cures the Mondays
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 03, 2009

Dance, Monkey: Billy Bob Neck

I was pretty sure a paper like this would ask some kinda homosexual question, being in Massachusetts and named after a Henry Potter book.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 25, 2008

Interview: Dick Smothers

The Smothers Brothers have spent 50 years in funny business.
Mom always liked him best
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 17, 2008


Spring cleaning

Some find it remarkable, but it is nevertheless true that far more local CDs are released than there are weeks in a year.
A grab bag of discs buried by winter snow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008

Real folks

With the release in late 2003 of the six-disc Goodbye, Babylon box set of gospel music from the era of 78s, the Dust-to-Digital label set the standard for reissue collections of American folk and roots music.
Dust-to-Digital’s Art of Field Recording, Volume 1
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 20, 2008

Covering Dylan

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

Prime time

To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2007

Steve Earle

This is Steve Earle’s big hug to his new home town, New York City, and his new wife (his seventh), country singer Allison Moorer.
Washington Square Serenade | NewWest
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 15, 2007


What would Guthrie say about America in 2007?

This year’s edition of the Newport Folk Festival was almost perfect.
Just folks
By BRIAN C JONES  |  August 15, 2007

Mixed metaphors

For Dave Alvin, music gets interesting when it produces friction.
Dave Alvin’s California DNA
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 05, 2006

La-la landings

When Paula Kelley left Boston for LA two years ago, some of her fans were concerned. Would she stick to the idiosyncratic pop that had been her staple here in town or start pumping out fodder for film soundtracks?
The return of Paula Kelley, plus Merrie Amsterburg’s folk epiphany
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 20, 2006

La-la landings

When Paula Kelley left Boston for LA two years ago, some of her fans were concerned. Would she stick to the idiosyncratic pop that had been her staple here in town or start pumping out fodder for film soundtracks?
The return of Paula Kelley, plus Merrie Amsterburg’s folk epiphany
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 20, 2006

Folk re-revival

The laugh that opens Bruce Springsteen’s We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions is the first clue that what’s about to follow might actually be fun.
Springsteen rediscovers faith and fun in Seeger
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 24, 2006


Revival meeting

Everywhere you looked during the first weekend of the 37th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the big theme was, of course, recovery.
Music, T-shirts, and other matters of life and death in post-Katrina New Orleans
By JON GARELICK  |  May 10, 2006

Q&A: Billy Bragg

MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG: Thanks for taking the time to chat. How are you?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  March 16, 2006