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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Beppe Gambetta al Six Bars Jails, Firenze

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Six Bars Jails
Firenze
12.12.2013

Presentato in apertura dagli organizzatori della rassegna come il più grande flatpicker al mondo, è tornato in scena al Six Bars Jails Beppe Gambetta: vi era già stato nel 2007, in occasione del primo anno di attività di questo meritorio club di appassionati della ...

Take Five With Mike Davis

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Meet Mike Davis:

Mike Davis has lived several distinct musical lives. He has been a student, a serious student of performance and of theory and of composition and of art. He has been a gig warrior, playing multiple shows in multiple styles on different instruments at different venues with different bands on the same day ...

ARTICLE: HARDLY STRICTLY JAZZ

John Hartford: Aereo Plain/Morning Bugle - The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings

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John Hartford
Aereo Plain/Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings
Real Music
2012

This 1971 album was to the emerging newgrass movement approximately was Bill Evans' Village Vanguard recordings were to jazz piano trios: the flexible blueprint for the genre. Evans and singer/multi-instrumentalist John Hartford both successfully found ways to dissolve ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Philadelphia Folk Festival: Schwenksville, PA, August 18-21, 2011

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Philadelphia Folk Festival
Schwenksville, PA
August 18-21, 2011
In 1962, when folklorist and DJ Gene Shay took to the stage of the first Philadelphia Folk Festival in front of 700 folk enthusiasts to introduce Pete Seeger, he had no idea that 50 years later, at the age of seventy-five, he would take the stage ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Doc Watson: Trouble in Mind

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Culled from ten Vanguard and Sugar Hill recordings, Trouble in Mind is an exquisite assemblage of white rural blues by its greatest living practitioner, Arthel "Doc" Watson, the now 80-year-old flat picking savant from Deep Gap, North Carolina. Watson exists today as the only extant proponent of that link between African-American and Caucasian rural music. He ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Doc Watson and Frosty Morn: 'Round The Table Again

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“Please make welcome, a national treasure, Doc Watson..."

With that fitting introduction, Doc Watson, with his late son Merle’s band Frosty Morn, begin their appearance at the Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Wilkes Community College is the home of the annual Merlefest, a traditional American music festival sponsored in honor of Merle Watson, which was ...