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The String - Brandy Clark
UncategorizedJun 14, 2017

John Lee Hooker, by any other name, will still be the King of the Boogie. And he certainly went by a lot of names -- a necessary ploy to make money whenever and wherever he could. The blues legend came from Mississippi and made his way to Michigan, by way of Memphis. In Detroit, he…

The String - Brandy Clark
UncategorizedFeb 14, 2017

Punk rock and roots music aren't typically mentioned in the same breath. However, the two seemingly disparate genres share more in common than initially meets the ear. Both descend from decidedly DIY mindsets; both celebrate players who play fast; both tend, moreso than their mainstream rock and country counterparts, to veer into the political. That a…

The String - Brandy Clark
UncategorizedFeb 14, 2017

Welcome to In Memoriam, a new monthly series that chronicles Americana Legends. So often, one giant is memorialized in their field while the others are displaced to historical footnotes. In Memoriam will spotlight influential musicians that are fading from the collective conscious and commemorate them on the month of their passing. Everybody knows the name Hank…

The String - Brandy Clark
UncategorizedFeb 14, 2017

Update 7/21/2015: In an interview with AP (via Huffpost) Garrison Keillor has officially announced his retirement, and chosen his successor, mandolinist Chris Thile. In a statement released this week Thile said the two "have lengthily discussed the future of the show with me as host and agree that we should give it a go. There are, for…

The String - Brandy Clark
UncategorizedFeb 14, 2017

"I don't need to see," Bela Fleck says as a Dee Snider-style blonde wig is placed upon his noggin. The banjo prophet and his equally talented wife, Abigail Washburn, recently entered the cover song thunderdome at AV Club's "Undercover" series where they took on the Europe classic, "The Final Countdown." The original version of the tune is…