Most bands, the good ones anyway, are formed between friends. The motivations to do so, especially in the case of young men, can be as simple as "It'll be cool" and/or "It'll make it easier to get girls." Bands are also sanctuaries, places where those same young men, who often don't quite fit in with their peers, find a place to escape day-to-day reality.

Garth Hudson Honored in Woodstock

The Woodstock Library Fair is in its 84th year.  For a holiday Saturday in the handsome little hamlet of Woodstock, people convene every summer to celebrate books, reading, and the love of both.  This year, the Fair was more crowded than I've ever seen it before, as town councilman Jay...

Science from an Easy Chair: A Musical Trip to Antarctica with Have Gun, Will Travel

In 1901 Sir Ernest Shackleton began the first of multiple trips to the frozen tundra of Antarctica. He was filled with a sense of euphoria realizing that his dreams of exploring the frigid continent was close to becoming a reality and that one day a rag tag band of musicians from Florida would...

Videos

Sofia Talvik - Lullaby, makakimusic, July 30, 2015

Sofia Talvik - Lullaby

Alabama Shakes ~ Glastonbury 2015, Craig Young, July 7, 2015

Alabama Shakes live at Glastonbury 2015 - Full Set

Father John Misty ~ "The Suburbs", Craig Young, June 30, 2015

Father John Misty covers Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'

Wheels of Soul ~ "She Ain't A Child No More", Craig Young, July 10, 2015

Tedeschi Trucks Band & Sharon Jones - "She Ain't A Child No More" (Live at Spotify)

Franc Cinelli - Birdman, Gerry Mule, July 4, 2015

Franc Cinelli - Birdman

Craig Elkins - "Jim Lauderdale Has Taken My Spot", Frank Gutch Jr., July 26, 2015

CRAIG ELKINS - JIM LAUDERDALE HAS TAKEN MY SPOT

Lincoln Durham ~ "Creeper", Craig Young, June 30, 2015

Lincoln Durham - Creeper | Sofar Denton

The Revivalists - "Keep Going", Hubertus Kästlen, July 24, 2015

THE REVIVALISTS - "Keep Going" (Live in Los Angeles, CA) #JAMINTHEVAN

Playing For Change (Song Around The World) ~ "Ripple", Craig Young, July 8, 2015

Ripple | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

HoneyHoney ~ "Marry Rich", Craig Young, July 2, 2015

Honey Honey - Marry Rich