From rabble-rouser to Shakespeare scholar, hard rocker to bluegrass brother, Steve Earle’s resume also includes self-taught songwriter, award-winning musician, actor (on such critically acclaimed shows as The Wire and Treme), author, broadcaster, and voracious reader. Not bad for an eighth-grade dropout.

The Sonic Serenity of Sonoma Sound

A great jam band can transport you to places of musical ecstasy, their live performances becoming the stuff of legend. The long, strange trip they take you on is highly personal, and completely communal. Will Paynter’s band, Sonoma Sound, can hold their own with the best of them, musically. It’s...

Three-peat After Me: The Wailin’ Jennys Are (Almost) Perfect

The Wailin' Jennys could've been the Kardashians of Canada. If only ... • They were three sisters, which they are, but just in the figurative, quote-unquote sense. (Besides that, one of them was born in Maine.) • They fought like cats and dogs, which they apparently don't, judging by the...

Videos

Jackie Greene ~ "Silver Lining", Craig Young, March 12, 2015

Jackie Greene - "Silver Lining"

Shannon McNally - "Holdin' On, Holdin' Out" (live, 2013), Hanspeter Eggen..., March 13, 2015

Shannon McNally Holdin' On, Holdin' Out Sun Studios)

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings ~ "Sing That Rock 'n Roll", Craig Young, March 14, 2015

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - Sing That Rock 'n Roll

Hiss Golden Messenger ~ "He Wrote The Book", Craig Young, February 25, 2015

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, "HE WROTE THE BOOK" // Live for Bandwidth.fm

Ry Cooder & David Lindley ~ 04/27/94 Fillmore Auditorium, Craig Young, March 22, 2015

Ry Cooder & David Lindley - Full Concert - 04/27/94 - Fillmore Auditorium (OFFICIAL)

Elle King ~ "Under The Influence", Craig Young, February 25, 2015

Elle King - "Under The Influence" (Live at WFUV)

Della Mae ~ "Sleep With One Eye Open", Craig Young, February 25, 2015

Della Mae - Sleep With One Eye Open (Live @Pickathon 2014)

John Sebastian, Happy Traum & Larry Campbell ~ "The Water is Wide", Craig Young, February 24, 2015

John Sebastian, Happy Traum, and Larry Campbell - The Water is Wide - Live at Fur Peace Ranch

Steve Earle ~ Full Performance (Live on KEXP), Craig Young, February 24, 2015

Steve Earle - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Eliot Bronson - "New Pain" (solo live 2014), Hanspeter Eggen..., February 24, 2015

Eliot Bronson - New Pain Live 2014