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Grammy Nominated (Best Folk Album): Gregory Alan Isakov — ‘Evening Machines’

Gregory Alan Isakov — Evening Machines Label: Dualtone Music To listen to Gregory Alan Isakov‘s album, Evening Machines, is to take a highly personal trip. His gorgeous music is so evocative and inviting that it cannot help but inspire the listener to travel inward and supply these mesmerizing songs with some intimate context. The songs … Continue reading

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Newly Found Folk/Americana Performances: Ian & Sylvia — ‘The Lost Tapes’

Ian & Sylvia — The Lost Tapes Label:  Stony Plain Records (Release date: September 6, 2019. The Lost Tapes is being released prior to Ian and Sylvia’s inductions into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Both have previously been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.) The first thing you hear is applause. It … Continue reading

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Bear Family Records Has Compiled A New 3-CD Set Of The Historic ‘TRIBUTE TO WOODY GUTHRIE’ Concerts, Due Out 9/22

For the first time, both the 1968 Carnegie Hall and the 1970 Hollywood Bowl shows will be released on separate discs, complete with 20 previously unissued tracks. Performers include Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Odetta, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger and more. In 1972, Columbia Records and Warner Brother Records … Continue reading

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Need Meaningful Inspiration? Eric Bibb’s ‘Migration Blues’ Will Get You There

Eric Bibb — ‘Migration Blues’ Label: Stony Plain Records The album offers a blend of originals and American folk classics (Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” and Bob Dylan’s “Masters Of War”), all of which deal with refugee or migrant crises. In the liner notes, Eric Bibb cites Cicero: “To be ignorant of what occurred … Continue reading