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On a Loving Tribute Album, Sam Bush Salutes John Hartford's Songwriting
Cover StoryApr 13, 2022

Crooked Tree is Molly Tuttle’s third full-length album and her first officially fronting a bluegrass band, but the 29-year-old-picker has been pushing the genre forward for the better part of her life. She started playing guitar at 8 years old and playing live onstage by age 11, often performing alongside her father or as part…

On a Loving Tribute Album, Sam Bush Salutes John Hartford's Songwriting
Cover StoryFeb 4, 2022

If there's one aspect of Aoife O'Donovan's career that has endured through the years, it's a sense of community. Tinkering with different combinations of creative chemistry across multiple albums for groups of varying styles, it was no surprise to find O'Donovan working with others in pursuit of her third solo album, Age of Apathy. Still,…

On a Loving Tribute Album, Sam Bush Salutes John Hartford's Songwriting
Cover StoryDec 10, 2021

Speaking to Yola over Zoom is way more fun than a video call has any right to be. From the time she dials in from the UK, she's ready to chat. Good thing, because there's a lot to talk about. About a week earlier, she picked up two Grammy nominations in the American Roots Music…

On a Loving Tribute Album, Sam Bush Salutes John Hartford's Songwriting
Cover StoryNov 30, 2021

Norman Blake's list of career achievements reads like a “who’s who” of bluegrass, country, and old-time music. But what will ultimately cement his legacy is his talent as a songwriter and storyteller. Whether he’s playing one of his countless original songs that have become new classics of American traditional music or singing an old song…

On a Loving Tribute Album, Sam Bush Salutes John Hartford's Songwriting
Cover StoryOct 18, 2021

The term eclectic hardly seems broad enough to accurately describe either the approach of the marvelous band Asleep at the Wheel, or the energetic and fluid style of its lead vocalist and guitarist Ray Benson. The band he formed along with Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston while farm-sitting in Paw Paw, West Virginia, 50 years…