Justin Townes Earle
Zakir Hussein, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer
Devil Makes Three
The Swanson Family Band
October 2, 2010
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Better than: Smuggling vodka into Outside Lands.
"This is so much better than Outside Lands!" a girl squealed Sunday after exiting a line of por ... More >>
The new breed of fiery soul singers isn't exclusively female. For example, give a listen to Austin's Black Joe Lewis, a young man who takes his cues from James Brown and Lightnin' Hopkins to produce some raw, sweaty, rockin' soul music. He doesn't mind swearing up a storm in some organ-driven funk ( ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>