Violins and Fiddles: Roots Music Reigns at Boston’s Conservatories

Roots can dig deep and spread wide, but first they need solid ground. Luckily, the old marshes of Boston – with their old English name, the fens – have been steadily filled in since the 1600s, so that only a relatively small ribbon of the old wetlands remains. The name survives most prominently in Fenway Park, what John Updike so beautifully calls that “lyric little bandbox of a ballpark,” the home of the Boston Red Sox.

Hamell on Trial for Smashing the Speakers and Swearing at People

Bloody hell. Where do you start with this? Not only did Hamell on Trial (super-fast, punk-infused anti-folk, anti-hero) play Belfast; he was supported by Irish punk poet and voice of the rankled, Jinx Lennon.  According to Wikipedia, Lennon is an Irish punk-funk poet from Dundalk, who uses a...

Porter - This Red Mountain (Plus "Natural Disaster" Exclusive Song Premiere)

Chris Porter’s debut solo album, This Red Mountain, is the record some musicians hope to make even once during their career -- not just because of the unique family ties the musicians share on the album, but the quality of songcraft festooned with emotional rawness and bleak realism. This...


Eddie Berman with Laura Marling - Like A Rolling Stone, Paul Wilner, February 27, 2015


Nels Cline & Julian Lage ~ "Blues, Too", Craig Young, February 2, 2015

Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Blues, Too (Live on KEXP)

Jeff Austin ~ "Run Down", Craig Young, February 3, 2015

Jeff Austin - "Run Down": SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artist

Yarn ~ "When The Summer Ends", Craig Young, February 6, 2015

Yarn "When The Summer Ends"

Lera Lynn ~ "Refrain", Craig Young, January 30, 2015

Lera Lynn - "Refrain"

John Nemeth ~ "Country Boy", Craig Young, January 30, 2015

John Nemeth "Country Boy"

Hiss Golden Messenger ~ "Blue Country Mystic", Craig Young, February 18, 2015


Nashville Jam ~ "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms", Craig Young, February 6, 2015

Nashville Jam "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms"

Neil Young - "Long May You Run", Kim Ruehl, February 26, 2015

Neil Young - Long May You Run (unplugged)

Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two ~ "Give My Love To Rose", Craig Young, February 26, 2015

Give My Love To Rose - Johnny Cash - Live TV performance 1957