New Life for the Basement Tapes: A Modern American Epic

The story of The Basement Tapes – those songs recorded in 1967 at a house known as Big Pink in West Saugerties, NY, by Bob Dylan and The Band – is a quintessential American-music story, with all the appropriate elements of a classical epic: a beginning in medias res; the telling and retelling of...

Whither the Radio Host?

If you live in Canada, somehow, somehow, the news of Jian Ghomeshi’s firing from the CBC Radio show Q has pretty much voided any talk of ebola, last week’s parliament shooting, and the Toronto municipal election. That’s especially the case if your social circle consists of CBC-obsessed freaks, like...

Writings in the Key of You: Woody Guthrie's Enduring Legacy

This story first appeared in Sing Out! v.55#1, Autumn 2012 Woody Guthrie is a very busy man these days. That’s a peculiar thing to say about a man who turns 100 this year and has been dead for nearly a half-century. But Woody is a peculiar genius, and there’s no question he is more famous,...


John Hiatt ~ "Slow Turning" , Craig Young, October 8, 2014

John Hiatt - Front And Center - "Slow Turning" Live Video

Jackson Browne ~ NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, Craig Young, October 8, 2014

Jackson Browne: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

J. D. Crowe & The Kentucky Mountain Boys ~ "Train 45", Craig Young, October 3, 2014

Train 45 - J. D. Crowe

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer - "Maybe Tomorrow/ The Price of Love", Amos Perrine, October 27, 2014

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Maybe Tomorrow - The Price of Love

BR5-49 & Chris Scruggs ~ "Shotgun Boogie", Craig Young, October 29, 2014

BR5 49 & Chris Scruggs Shotgun boogie Opry Live

Dragondeer ~ "Don't That Feel Good", Craig Young, October 22, 2014

DRAGONDEER - "Don't That Feel Good" (Live at Telluride Blues & Brews 2014) #JAMINTHEVAN

Shovels & Rope ~ "Coping Mechanism", Craig Young, October 22, 2014

Shovels & Rope - "Coping Mechanism" (Live at WFUV)

Joe Henry - "Sunday Morning Coming Down" , Amos Perrine, October 27, 2014

Joe Henry - "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (AmericanaFest 2014)

Frazey Ford ~ "September Field", Craig Young, October 22, 2014

Frazey Ford performing "September Field" Live on KCRW

Elle King ~ "Good to Be a Man", Craig Young, October 27, 2014

Elle King - "Good to Be a Man" (Live at Rockwood Music Hall for WFUV's CMJ Showcase)