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Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers
Artist of the MonthFeb 16, 2024

The first time I saw Willi Carlisle was in Buffalo, New York, in the tiny basement of an old protestant church that Ani DiFranco bought. There couldn’t have been more than thirty or so people there – a queer couple or two holding hands, a mom and a dad plus their kid, a cluster of…

Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers
Artist of the MonthFeb 1, 2024

It's not hard to imagine Willi Carlisle's latest album, Critterland, as a decrepit-but-lovable roadside attraction, but here, the side show has decidedly taken center stage. Carlisle, a folksy, pastoral poet and songsmith, has invited all of us inside the big tent he pitched with his last record, Peculiar, Missouri, and to celebrate all of the beautiful ugliness…

Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers
Artist of the MonthJan 25, 2024

Sarah Jarosz is what happens when young women are taken seriously. A huge part of the mandolinist’s story is that she had supportive male mentors and that has added to her confidence. We all know the age old story of “Young woman shows promise, gets exploited by the patriarchy and it affects her work.” We…

Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers
Artist of the MonthJan 22, 2024

Stripping away convention, honing in on narrative, and keeping complex melodies afloat with her ethereal vocals, Sarah Jarosz is a superlative presence in the roots music landscape. The daughter of two schoolteachers hailing from Wimberley, Texas, she began learning to play the mandolin at age 9. By the time she turned 12, Sarah was already…

Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers
Artist of the MonthJan 19, 2024

Perspective. A universal concept, but also something which bears the potential to be entirely different from one person to the next. How one person views a setting, an experience – or even something as simple and innocent as a Polaroid picture – can set the tone for how they come to hold onto and look…

Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers
Artist of the Month: The Avett Brothers