Keepers of the Weepers: Talking Sad Songs with Lori McKenna and Lucy Wainwright Roche

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Interviews
Keepers of the Weepers: Talking Sad Songs with Lori McKenna and Lucy Wainwright Roche

Grief is the great leveler of life. No matter who you are, you have experienced some kind of loss, whether of a partner, a parent, a pet, or a profession. Much like love, loss is loss. And grief is a wild ride, even in the best of circumstances, but there is beauty in that pain […]

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 […]