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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music by Craig Harris

Read "Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music by Craig Harris" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music
Craig Harris
400 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455624010
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2018

Musician/author Craig Harris' previous book, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) focused intensely on a single pixel in the universe he reveals in his present expansive ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jon Stickley Trio: Lost at Last

Read "Lost at Last" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Intricacy and virtuosity can so often turn listeners away if they get excessive, but the Jon Stickley Trio finds that sweet spot where it never sounds awkward. They specialize in a stylistic mishmosh based around (but hardly limited to) folk, jazz and bluegrass, hooky and melodic enough to make any instrumental flash feel like an afterthought. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

T Sisters at SFJAZZ

Read "T Sisters at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Asher Wolf

T Sisters
SFJAZZ
Summer Jazz Fest
San Francisco, CA
July 14, 2016

You don't often hear a banjo and washboard at the SFJAZZ Center, but the T Sisters were invited for a reason. Since their debut EP in 2012, Erika, Chloe, and Rachel Tietjen have busily ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Clearwater Festival 2012 Line-Up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel and solar powered stages. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nickel Creek: This Side

Read "This Side" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bluegrass wunderkinder return with a much different take on bluegrass.

Nickel Creek’s newest release, This Side, is a definite extension of their self-titled first recording and Chris Thile’s and Sean Watkin’s most recent recordings ( Not All Who Wander Are Lost and Let It Fall, respectively). This Side boasts plenty of the trio’s trademark acoustic magic ...