Song of the Week
With hints of Paul Simon and Phosphorescent, Nick Delffs' new track grooves with that sort of tribal rhythm that anyone -- child or grown person -- would have trouble not nodding along to.
So You Wannabe an Outlaw is a great record, but it's Steve Earle's curmudgeonly thoughts in a recent Guardian interview that have everyone talking.
His voice sounds aged but still holds gorgeous, quivering notes; and, somehow, it's a goodbye that doesn't wallow in the morose.
Much of Benjamin Booker's new album is devoted to responsibility -- social, personal, philosophical.
At 82, Bobby Bare has seen so many other legends come and go, leaving nothing but their songs and legacies behind.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (ft. Rhiannon Giddens), 'St. James Infirmary Blues'
Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'
John Prine with Holly Williams, 'I'm Tellin' You'
Jade Jackson, 'Motorcycle'
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, 'A Wonderful Seed'