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...

Talking Shop: David Poe Interviews Gary Louris about Songwriting

Having spent darn near a decade chasing my own songwriter dream, one of the great glories of my current way of life is that I get to spend time on the phone and in person with countless fiercely talented songwriters, talking about what makes music good, why music matters, and occasionally even...

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,...

Videos

Warren Zevon ~ "Werewolves Of London", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London - Live in Passaic NJ, 1982 (HD)

Drive By Truckers ~ "Drag The Lake Charlie", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Drive By Truckers "Drag The Lake Charlie" at Sundown in the City

Eddie Spaghetti ~ "Sleepy Vampire", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Eddie Spaghetti - Sleepy Vampire

JJ Cale ~ "Devil In Disguise", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

JJ Cale - devil in disguise - studio live

Shawn Mullins ~ "The Ghost Of Johnny Cash", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Shawn Mullins - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash (Live in the Bing Lounge)

Bobby Bare Jr. ~ "Rock & Roll Halloween", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Bobby Bare Jr. - Rock & Roll Halloween (Live on KEXP)

Karen Elson ~ "The Ghost Who Walks/Season Of The Witch", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Karen Elson - 'The Ghost Who Walks'/ 'Season Of The Witch' Live At Third Man Records, Nashville

Chuck Prophet ~ "Castro Halloween", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

Chuck Prophet - Castro Halloween (Live on KEXP)

SteelDrivers ~ "Ghosts Of Mississippi", Craig Young, October 31, 2014

SteelDrivers "Ghosts Of Mississippi"

Lucinda Williams ~ "Something Wicked This Way Comes" , Craig Young, October 4, 2014

Lucinda Williams - "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall)