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Article: Book Review

Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art – Words and Wisdom

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Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art--Words and Wisdom Nora Guthrie and Robert Santelli 340 Pages ISBN: # 978-1797211787 Chronicle Books 2021 Hefting this weighty tome for an initial perusal, the word that first comes to mind is cornucopia. This extensive collection of lyrics, excerpts from journals and notebooks along with ...

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Article: Album Review

Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

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It is no coincidence that folk singer, songwriter and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) turns up as one of the important voices on the recently released Smithsonian Folkways box set The Social Power of Music (Smithsonian Folkways, 2019). Seeger, one of the towering figures of American folk music, believed in songs as tools that could transform ...

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Article: Live Review

Jamey Johnson, with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee, at The Paramount

Read "Jamey Johnson, with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee, at The Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Jamey Johnson with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee The Paramount Huntington, NY April 7, 2019 Jamey Johnson is a guitarist and songwriter who personifies the Americana musical genre. His music is a powerful mélange of blues, folk, pop, southern rock and, of course, country. Simply put: it is Americana, with ...

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Article: Live Review

Bessie Smith Empress of the Blues Tribute at The Cabot

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Bessie-Empress of the Blues Tribute The Cabot Beverly, MA December 4, 2018 In a wonderful coincidence of timing, The Cabot, in Beverly, Ma. celebrated and honored the great and legendary blues vocalist icon, The Empress of the Blues--Bessie Smith -at the very same time the beautiful newly renovated 1920's theater venue ...

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Article: Live Review

Dolomiti Ski Jazz - XXI Edizione

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Dolomiti Ski Jazz 10-17.03.2018 Val di Fiemme Musiche che hanno coperto un'ampia gamma di linguaggi ed orizzonti espressivi, pubblico numeroso e plaudente ... Il bilancio musicale di questa XXI Edizione del Dolomiti Ski Jazz non può che essere molto positivo. Meno felice il bilancio meteorologico. Il maltempo ha infatti cercato di ...

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Article: Live Review

David Amram 87th Birthday Celebration at the Falcon

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David Amram Quartet The Falcon87th Birthday Celebration Marlboro, NY December 3, 2017 Ever a celebration of our true angel hearts and creative selves, David Amram's irrepressible spirit (he did turn 87 on November 17th) and margin-mashing musical journey (Phil Och's “When I'm Gone" as a sweet jazz standard anyone?) ...

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Blues Deluxe 2

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The cultural fragmentation of recent decades or so has resulted in such a multiplicity of niche categories that the blues community only benefits by its long-term loyalty to the genre. Yet even the oftentimes arbitrary nature of the categorization(s) can't prevent the cross-pollination of styles. And, reasonably speaking, who wants to argue the dividing lines between ...

Article: Album Review

Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4tet: This Machine Kills Fascists

Read "This Machine Kills Fascists" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Tinissima 4tet, la formazione di Francesco Bearzatti che ha spopolato con i suoi primi progetti ispirati da Tina Modotti e Malcom X, torna alle origini “politiche" dopo il più ludico, anche se ben riuscito, Monk & Roll. Stavolta l'ispiratore è Woody Guthrie, grande cantore dell'America popolare, sulla cui chitarra era scritta la frase che dà il ...

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News: Interview

Interview: Alysa Haas

Q: What started your love for music, and how old were you at the time? A: I have always been surrounded by music. My grandmother, who unfortunately passed before I was born, was a Yiddish folk singer. My mother Bira Rabushka is a violinist; my father Georges Haas was a world famous oboist; and my stepfather ...


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