The Urgency of History: A Conversation with Rhiannon Giddens

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Interviews
The Urgency of History: A Conversation with Rhiannon Giddens

Every now and then, a voice comes along that is so thoroughly in tune with the times that it can’t — and shouldn’t — be ignored. This year, that voice belongs to Rhiannon Giddens. Her latest album, Freedom Highway , takes its cues from the warriors of justice who came before her … Joan Baez, […]

Squared Roots: Pieta Brown x Rickie Lee Jones

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 in Interviews
Squared Roots: Pieta Brown x Rickie Lee Jones

There are some artists who defy every convention and expectation we attempt to impose upon them. Rickie Lee Jones is one of them. Right out of the gate, she played by her own rules and danced to her own very groovy drum. Her eponymous debut in 1979 — with stunning songs like “The Last Chance […]

Five Questions: Tift Merritt

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Interviews
Five Questions: Tift Merritt

On her seventh studio album in 15 years, Stitch of the World, singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has churned out another solid set of roots-infused tunes that reach backward, forward, and side to side. You see, Merritt has a lot of musical ground to cover and she does just that, from the throwback folk-country of “Dusty Old […]