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With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Friends & NeighborsJun 10, 2021

Nathaniel Rateliff's And It's Still Alright album is the product of a tumultuous time in the writer’s life, but such are the circumstances that yield the most compelling songs, records, and artistic expressions. In this NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert filmed at the Mercury Café in Denver, Rateliff performs several songs from the 2020 record,…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Friends & NeighborsJun 9, 2021

One of the most fearsome foursomes in modern instrumental bluegrass is at it again. A year on from the release of their sophomore record Formations, Hawktail spent their time off the road and in the lab over the last year, writing and arranging music that offers their characteristic finesse and virtuosity while never sacrificing melodic…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Friends & NeighborsJun 3, 2021

Upon the release of their new record, They're Calling Me Home, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi delivered a beautiful music video for their rendition of the old American tune, “O Death.” The video features a series of scrolling paintings done by Maeve Clancy, an Irish artist who specializes in these “crankie rolls.” It’s a suitable…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Friends & NeighborsJun 2, 2021

Country fans already knew that “Tin Man” is a powerful song; it earned the Academy of Country Music's Song of the Year award in 2017. In this new live video, Miranda Lambert reminds us how moving a simple performance can be. The solo acoustic version of "Tin Man" comes from a new album and film…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Friends & NeighborsJun 1, 2021

For his new album, accomplished singer-songwriter John Hiatt is partnering with an all-time great of the bluegrass and folk music world -- none other than Jerry Douglas. Hiatt’s raucous style and bluesy inclinations marry perfectly with the natural grit and soulful voice that Douglas pulls from the dobro. Recorded in RCA Studio B in Nashville,…