www.leadbelly.org/Huddie Ledbetter: Convicted murderer, children's singer.I recognize that schoolyards are dens of rumor and conjecture, places where over the crackle of Pop Rocks and the snap of bubblegum kids swap sordid, little secrets. It's why I caught myself smiling when my 11-year-old ... More >>
Local jazzman-turned-folkie Mark Growden: There are many ways to interpret and preserve the traditions of musical Americana. One is treat it like a museum piece, with pious reverence -- thereby sucking the fun clean out of it. Another is to revamp it, keep its mannerisms, but supercharge it, muck ... More >>
A sometime jazzman tackles American folk, and leaves his own imprint.
Portland's The Caps, performing at Summer Solstice Spectacle on SaturdayOn this fine Pride weekend, let's step back and take a moment to appreciate all the superb events our foggy town has to offer without high costs or shitty attitudes. Where else in the world can you find citywide Michael Jacks ... More >>
Dan Zanes kicks off an international seasonal celebration.
To Find Me Gone
A Deadhead's Songcatchers and the best rock band in America
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Jolie Holland sings the prettiest tunes -- informed by ghosts, bayous, and a whole lot of traveling
Mark Lanegan's downbeat folk-rock speaks volumes -- without resorting to a whole lot of noise
Horror-hop DJs, soup-spewing actresses, and prickly peared singers
With the new wave Plimsouls (and Plimsouls reunion) behind him, Peter Case is returning to his folk roots
After a lengthy hiatus, the old-timey folkies in the Muskrats want to revive the folk revival
Ramblin' Jack Elliott has a few more stories to tell
The original Panther Burn