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, […]

There Will Be Dancing: Emily Saliers in Conversation with Chastity Brown

Posted on Sep 3, 2017 in Interviews
There Will Be Dancing: Emily Saliers in Conversation with Chastity Brown

To be a great songwriter is to, necessarily, wear your heart on your sleeve. Whether you want to or not, you must summon the courage to lay it all on the line — the heartache and the hope, the virtues and the vices. The same necessity could be applied to being a queer woman in […]

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 […]