“Not Our First Goat Rodeo” is a follow up to 2011’s “Goat Rodeo Sessions,” which won a Grammy Award for best folk album in 2013. Which seems a bit unfair to all those folk musicians out there, because I’m not sure it’s really folk music, exceptional as it is, but also because al…
“The year didn’t happen how we thought it would,” says Andrew Laite. While that’s the case for all of us, it’s particularly true for him and Josh Sandu…
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There has always been a streak of rebellion running through the musical world, with artists seeking to be new and different. Bill Monroe was one of tho…
It’s unfortunate that, for many Canadians, a knowledge of Afro-Latin jazz begins with Tito Puente and ends with the Buena Vista Social Club. Good (and …
If you needed a reminder of how big the world really is—and, these days, who doesn’t—you’ll find it in Leyla McCalla. Born in New York to Haitian paren…
Will Carter, the founder of Clifftop, perhaps the premiere old-time festival in the world, has said that old-time music is about “that tradition of par…
Galax, Virginia, is one of the most important musical communities in North America that you’ve never heard of. It’s at the heart of a part of the world…
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