The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined
ColumnsFeb 9, 2018

I originally didn’t want to write this column. When I first asked the Bluegrass Situation’s wise and heroic editor if she had any album suggestions for the next Canon Fodder, her immediate response was: Joni Mitchell. “Maybe Court and Spark,” she recommended. I think I wrote something curt and casually dismissive back to her, something…

ColumnsFeb 8, 2018

Artist: Worry Dolls Hometown Liverpool, England. Well, that’s where they met at university, anyway. Now they call London homebase. Latest Album: Go Get Gone Sounds Like: Sara Watkins twice or Punch Brothers minus three Why You Should Listen: If the last couple of years is anything to go by, you’ll want to dig in now so…

ColumnsJan 9, 2018

Artist: Mark Erelli Hometown: Reading, MA Latest Album: Mixtape Personal Nicknames: Dad, Lefty (Okay, I’m right-handed and no one calls me "Lefty," but it sounds so much cooler than "Mark Erelli.") Which artist has influenced you the most … and how? Bill Morrissey. I used to think I would someday have to leave New England,…

ColumnsNov 30, 2017

Artist: Avi Jacob Hometown: Providence, RI. Latest Album: Surrender Personal Nicknames: The Kanye West of Folk Playing at Hangout was awesome , the beach! A post shared by Avi Jacob (@avijacobfolk) on Nov 4, 2017 at 12:53pm PDT Who is the most surprising artist in current rotation in your iTunes/Spotify? Third Eye Blind, probably If you were…

ColumnsNov 28, 2017

Artist: Kaston Guffey (of My Politic) Hometown: Nashville, TN Latest Album: 12 Kinds of Lost Personal Nicknames: Nick Pankey: Snickolias Mozart Jen Starsinic: Jen Stars in it! Wilson Conroy: Willie Peyton Will Cafaro: Will Cafero (We spelled his name wrong on the back of a record once ...) Kaston Guffey: I don't think I have one ... Tomorrow…