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Meet Don Shire

Read "Meet Don Shire" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Don Shire's club-hopping habit started in Pittsburgh, but his introduction to the capital of jazz was a 1971 Freddie Hubbard gig at New York jazz institution, the Village Vanguard. And he's still going strong 45 years later. One concert particularly stands out. “When it was over, the people just looked at each other. The feeling was, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Judy Collins Returns To Café Carlyle, May 5-16

Judy Collins Returns To Café Carlyle, May 5-16

Judy Collins’ unique artistry has captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Stephen Holden of The New York Times has praised her for evoking “the kind of ethereal, far-sighted reflection that is her special artistic territory.” Café Carlyle welcomes back the legendary singer-songwriter for a two-week solo engagement, May 5–16. Performances ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

An Interview With Wren Marie Harrington

Q: What are your goals as an artist? A: My primary goal as a singer is to deepen the level of understanding of the intentions of songs with my particular voice, and a rich variety of languages and musical idioms. I consider the human voice a crucial element in uniting the listener with the spirit of any ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number

Read "I've Got Your Number" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

In recent years, there's been a cottage industry of celebrities from rock, pop, country and television who wander into the American Songbook in the sunset of their careers and try to put out “jazz" albums. This CD is a welcome exception. While Tom Wopat may be best-loved for playing “Luke Duke" on the Dukes of Hazzard ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stephen Stills: Carry On

Read "Carry On" reviewed by Carlo Wolff

Stephen Stills is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has contributed remarkable, deeply human--and humanizing--songs to the rock 'n' roll canon for going on 52 years. An unabashed liberal who has contributed to numerous political campaigns over the years, Stills puts passion and conviction into his artistry. He always has. Remember the first time you heard ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice

Read "Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

It was a long time coming, but for singer Erin Dickins, recording her debut solo album Nice Girls (Champagne Records, 2010) proved well worth the wait.

Several musical lifetimes ago, Dickins was a founding member of Manhattan Transfer and appears on their first album, Jukin' (Capitol, 1971). While she has remained close with Tim Hauser, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

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

Read "Philadelphia Folk Festival: Schwenksville, PA, August 18-21, 2011" reviewed by Wade Luquet

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

One of the most recorded drummers of all time, Steve Gadd has worked with everyone from Chick Corea to Paul Simon, Maynard Ferguson to Eric Clapton. When it comes to his own projects, Gadd loves to play good-time groove music that has the danceable qualities and bluesiness of the best R&B along with the adventurous solos ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Folk Goddess Judy Collins Descends from Her Lofty Pedestal

Judy Collins in a six-week engagement at Caf Carlyle.

It wasnt always so. But nowadays a Judy Collins concert is a seamless flow of music and storytelling. Alternating between the guitar and the piano, Ms. Collins offers a version of a personal musical history that is too complicated and rich to be covered in a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Judy Collins Tribute CD Plus in-Store and Other Tour Dates

Judy Collins Tribute CD Plus in-Store and Other Tour Dates

Born To Breed, the new Judy Collins Tribute CD, was released on Judy's label, Wildflower Records on October 14th. With featured guests Chrissy Hynde, Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen and more, this CD is a showcase of songs that have touched the lives of many generations with their grace and beauty, just as Judy Collins has with ...