The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined
The LocalizerJan 5, 2017

“Hi, bonjour, hello,” is the greeting when you walk into any spot in the faux-Euro artsy port city of Montréal. This vibrant, French-speaking city is full of open-air markets, intricate architecture, vintage shops, and every kind of art. With just a quick hop over the U.S. border, English speakers may get cold feet upon arrival,…

The LocalizerDec 6, 2016

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the winter holiday is a holiday like no other. The oldest U.S. capital -- and the third largest art market in the country -- Santa Fe sits at 7,000 feet above sea level at the most northern point of the Camino Real trading route. Settled as a Spanish Colony in…

The LocalizerNov 28, 2016

Welcome to "A Minute In ..." -- a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, Melbourne, Australia's C.W. Stoneking takes us down under on a tour of his favorite places for Vietnamese food, homemade donuts, and old-school instruments.Footscray, Melbourne: This is the neighborhood where I first lived with my wife, Kirsty, when…

The LocalizerNov 14, 2016

Welcome to "A Minute In ..." -- a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, the Handsome Family's Rennie Sparks takes us on a tour of the weirder sights around her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico."Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been our home for almost 20 years," Sparks says. "We always…

The LocalizerNov 14, 2016

Welcome to "A Minute In ..." -- a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, Parsonsfield takes us on a tour of the book mills and coffee shops of Pioneer Valley town Leverett, Massachusetts.Usually when you tell someone you live in Leverett (unless they are in the Pioneer Valley, also…