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2009 Stories by Mark Keresman

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  • What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Odessa Chen

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ‚ÄčOdessa Chen @ First Unitarian Universalist Society Local singer-songwriter Odessa Chen is self-taught on guitar and classically trained in cello and voice; she belonged to choirs specializing in ... More >>

  • Odessa Chen

    published December 23, 2009

    Local singer-songwriter Odessa Chen is self-taught on guitar and classically trained in cello and voice; she belonged to choirs... More >>

  • Papa M

    published December 16, 2009

    Few musicians have the stylistic range — as well as range of guises — of David Pajo. While known primarily as a guitarist, he is... More >>

  • Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down give breakups a pop beat

    published November 18, 2009

    It's said that necessity is the mother of invention. Adversity may then be the father, that uncompromising taskmaster whose coaching you don't... More >>

  • Or, the Whale

    published November 11, 2009

    Or, The Whale is that rare live act that packs a wallop from the stage while still preserving the beautiful nuances of its recordings.... More >>

  • Pine Box Boys

    published July 29, 2009

    Folk and country music have rich histories of story-songs celebrating and lamenting the endgames of outlaws, heroes, lovers, and losers. In our... More >>

  • Bob Harp

    published June 3, 2009

    On his upcoming release Collecting Dust, Bob Harp's gently earnest delivery brings him in line with the 1972 continuum of... More >>

  • Decemberists

    published May 13, 2009

    Decemberists mainman Colin Meloy must have a dandy record collection. The influences throughout the band's latest opus, The Hazards... More >>

  • Hail to the Queen

    published April 8, 2009

    Teenage Wanda Jackson, inspired by the spunky Western-accented sounds of Bob Wills and Hank Thompson, began her career as a country singer... More >>

  • Leonard Cohen dwells where the scars run deep

    published April 8, 2009

    Among the singer-songwriter breed, few are genuine trailblazers. Leonard Cohen is a poet pioneer rooted in that Dylan pantheon in terms of... More >>

  • Sticking Their Necks Out

    published February 18, 2009

    While Australian trio the Necks is often categorized as jazz, the group actually takes its influence from Krautrockers such as Neu! and... More >>

  • The Gourds

    published February 11, 2009

    Like Uncle Tupelo and the Mekons, the Gourds play gorgeously ramshackle, rootsy rock 'n' roll with a surfeit of heart and style. On... More >>

  • Willie Nelson: The Herbal Hillbilly Sinatra

    published January 14, 2009

    There are people who despise country music who will admit to liking him. Notorious honky hater Miles Davis named a composition for him. He's a... More >>

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