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Shaped by String Bands and Bluegrass, John R. Miller Delivers 'Depreciated'
FeaturesJul 7, 2021

Rachel Baiman has never been afraid to delve head first into speaking her mind on the state of the world through her music. But with her new project Cycles, she approaches that task through a new lens focused on narratives that spark empathy in this era of entrenched polarization. Recorded in Melbourne, Australia, and steeped…

Shaped by String Bands and Bluegrass, John R. Miller Delivers 'Depreciated'
FeaturesJul 1, 2021

Tim O'Brien is putting his best foot forward with He Walked On, a new collection of eight originals and five carefully chosen covers. Through his music he shares his worldview, by channeling significant figures like Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Congressman John Lewis, and John Prine. The topics on this self-produced record may be heavy,…

Shaped by String Bands and Bluegrass, John R. Miller Delivers 'Depreciated'
FeaturesJun 28, 2021

As a lifelong metalhead myself, upon entering the haunting annals of the old-time canon, I found an instant love for the dissonant minor key and modal sounds of the darker side of Appalachian music. Laugh you may, but the Mixtape that follows will have the most devout of Hessian headbanging and throwing up the horns…

Shaped by String Bands and Bluegrass, John R. Miller Delivers 'Depreciated'
FeaturesJun 25, 2021

On April 22, 1989, Cityfolk, a Dayton, Ohio-based concert series, mounted their most ambitious evening to date, The Dayton Bluegrass Reunion, "An All-Star Salute to Dayton's 40 Year Bluegrass History." It was held at Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton. I'm reminded of this concert now because of an essay I wrote for its program booklet:…

Shaped by String Bands and Bluegrass, John R. Miller Delivers 'Depreciated'
FeaturesJun 24, 2021

This week, The Show On The Road brings you a rare conversation with Thomas Brenneck and Homer Steinweiss, the braintrust behind brass-forward instrumental supergroup the Menahan Street Band. If Tarantino and Scorsese ever needed a custom-made, 1970's greasy-soul soundtrack, MSB might be the perfect choice. While the timeless Daptone Records sound has gone worldwide thanks…