Roots music isn’t all about the shine on your boots or the twang in your voice. It can also get funky as all get-out. Case in point: the solo debut from revered sideman Nigel Hall, out this week. It’s one of the most notable new releases in my opinion (and that of staff reviewer Scott Zuppardo). And, to round out the pack, I'm also spotlighting an expanded version of a classic recording by Jerry Garcia with David Grisman and Tony Rice, some great new music from blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, a singer-songwriter debut from Raleigh-based artist Jeanne Jolly, and a classic live folk album from the inimitable Roscoe Holcomb. Get your headphones ready.
Oral History of No Depression / Jason Isbell hits his stride / Dave Rawlings Machine / Greensky Bluegrass, Infamous Stringdusters, and Yonder Mountain Stringband / Punch Brothers, I’m With Her, and a New Generation of Stringbands
Jay Farrar / The Mavericks / Lucinda Williams / Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear / Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires ... and much more!
Backstage at ND Roots venues / On the road with Amy Speace / Why Banjo? / Where Songs Live / Behind the scenes with Guy Clark and friends / Stringband Family Tree