Seattle's Ballard neighborhood was, about a century ago, a city of its own. Though it was incorporated into the City of Seattle in 1907, Ballard has retained an undefinable, independent spirit. Granted, it's changed remarkably since I lived on the Ballard/Phinney line back in 2003-04, but the grit and rust and salty air that has helped define that part of town for generations, persists. Regardless of the way it's evolved with the times, Ballard remains one of the most substantive parts of the city that is, perhaps one of the farthest from the beaten path.

Drive-By Truckers’ Jay Gonzalez Takes A Side Road On Solo Work

Power pop is not a musical style that comes to mind when talking about the Drive-By Truckers. But fans of the band may not know that it happens to be a passion for Jay Gonzalez. His work as keyboardist and pedal steel player has added an invigorating dynamic to the Truckers’ gothic Southern rock...

Southern Louisiana Soul

Formed from members of the Red Stick Ramblers and Pine Leaf Boys, the Revelers cover a lot of Southern musical ground. Their last release, a four-song salute to swamp pop, showed off just one of their many influences. Their latest features all original material that combines zydeco, cajun, southern...

Videos

The Deslondes ~ 'Those Were (Could've Been) the Day', Craig Young, June 27, 2015

The Bluegrass Situation // THE DESLONDES, 'Those Were (Could've Been) the Day'

Dan Penn - Dark End of the Street , Paul Wilner, June 27, 2015

Dan Penn: "Dark End of the Street" - David Letterman

Martin Sexton ~ "Virginia", Craig Young, June 5, 2015

Folk Alley Sessions: Martin Sexton - "Virginia"

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams ~ "You're Running Wild", Craig Young, June 5, 2015

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams - You're Running Wild - Live at Fur Peace Ranch

Neil Young & Promise of the Real - Hold Back The Tears , Paul Wilner, June 25, 2015

Neil Young & Promise of the Real - Hold Back The Tears - 2015

Giant Sand at Primavera Festival 28 May 2015, RP N10, June 3, 2015

Giant Sand - Primavera Sound, Barcelona - 28/05/2015 [Webcast 720p]

Ryley Walker ~ "On The Banks Of The Old Kishwaukee", Craig Young, June 23, 2015

Ryley Walker - On The Banks Of The Old Kishwaukee (Live on KEXP)

6 String Drag ~ "Give Up the Night", Craig Young, June 23, 2015

6 String Drag - Give Up the Night

Richard Thompson closes down the BBC, Harrisonaphotos, May 29, 2015

Richard Thompson BBC 4 Session - Goodbye TVC-2013

Kacey Musgraves - Biscuits, Stacy Chandler, June 24, 2015

Kacey Musgraves - Biscuits