• Noam Pikelny: Universal Favorite

    Noam Pikelny: Universal Favorite

    On his fourth solo album banjo virtuoso and Punch Brother deluxe Noam Pikelny makes one key departure: he sings, which turns out to be one of this project’s pleasant surprises. Sparkling sonics highlight the technical ...
  • The 1960s Folk Music Revival

    The 1960s Folk Music Revival

    The current popularity of “Americana” is only the most recent phase in the long history of American folk music. Indeed the folk music in and of our country has been “discovered,” or “revived,” several times ...
  • Head, Heart, and Hands

    Head, Heart, and Hands

    Allan Moulton is North American Sales Manager at U.S.-based equipment distributor Musical Surroundings. Why do people still listen to records? It’s the question instinctively asked by nearly all those outside our hobby (and many within) ...
  • Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding

    Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding

    The sessions for John Wesley Harding took place in Columbia’s Nashville recording studios, where most of Bob Dylan’s previous album, Blonde on Blonde, was also recorded. Bob Johnston was again the producer, and the core ...
  • Kris Kristofferson: The Austin Sessions

    Kris Kristofferson: The Austin Sessions

    The term “storyteller” fits Kris Kristofferson like a perfectly worn leather jacket, and nowhere is this more evident than The Austin Sessions. In fact, Kristofferson’s sparse and descriptive writing is the star of the 14 ...
  • Carly Simon on SACD

    Carly Simon on SACD

    Between 1971 and 1974 Carly Simon released her first four solo albums. Drawing on three different producers (Richard Perry handled the last two records) and some top-shelf session musicians, Carly kept the hits coming, as ...
  • John McEuen: Made in Brooklyn

    John McEuen: Made in Brooklyn

    Best known as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s traditionalist, John McEuen is joined by Steve Martin, David Bromberg, John Cowan, Matt Carsonis, Jay Ungar, John Carter Cash, David Amram, and others for Made in Brooklyn, ...
  • Henry Mancini on SACD

    Henry Mancini on SACD

    In 1959, RCA released a Living Stereo recording of Henry Mancini’s music from Peter Gunn that was the first in a series of “soundtracks” that became consistent best sellers because of Mancini’s instantly likable music ...

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