Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An In-Depth Discussion With Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The band is releasing their new album, Leaving Eden, this week via Nonesuch Records. As you will read, Dom was extremely dedicated to this project, and he clearly devoted a lot of careful time to this interview. I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I am sharing it with you.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop Chats Up "Mr. M"

This week, the Nashville-based ensemble Lambchop returns with their 11th studio album, Mr. M (via Merge Records).

Kurt Wagner, the primary songwriter and leader of the group, was gracious enough to take some time out his busy schedule to briefly discuss the creation of the new Lambchop record, as well as provide some insights as to where his own creative identities, as both a visual artist and a songwriter, coalesce. He is a man of many talents.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Matt Bauer Traces His Steps Through "The Jessimine County Book Of The Living"

Last December,  Devon at Hearth Music published a feature on No Depression called Kentucky Rising: Three Artists Remake Their Roots, which focused on three Kentucky-based artists: Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, and Matt Bauer (who now resides in Brooklyn). Already being a fan of DMM and Mr. Sollee, I figured that the third artist, who I was not familiar with at the time, was someone I should at least check out.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mark Linn of Delmore Recordings Discusses Karen Dalton's "1966"

Mark Linn is a man on a mission. He runs Delmore Recordings, which is a record label that is philosophically dedicated to unearthing and reissuing some remarkable recordings that would, in all likelihood, not being seeing the light of day if Mr. Linn wasn't on the job. The label has co-collaborated and worked with another one of my favorite labels, Light In The Attic.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Discussion with Charlie Parr

I discovered the music of Charlie Parr by starting with a pair of his albums that were recorded with two of my favorite artists: Glory In The Meeting House (featuring Black Twig Pickers) and Backslider (featuring Trampled By Turtles). After absorbing these two, I moved onto Roustabout, Jubilee (featuring Dave Simonett of TBT), and When The Devil Goes Blind.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nick Panken Welcomes You To Join Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion is a New York City-based string band, that serves up genuine and honest traditionally-inspired acoustic music with guitar, banjo, washboard, mandolin, fiddle, and percussion. With only one 6-song recording available (at their live performances and via mail order) the momentum for the ensemble is building fast.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bahamas (Afie Jurvanen) Brings Us Up To Speed On "Barchords"

Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas, has previously worked with such highly-respected and beloved artists as Feist, Jason Collett (of Broken Social Scene), and Amy Millan (of Stars) before releasing his last album, Pink Strat.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell Gets "Louder Than Thou"

Louder Than Thou is the latest album from Elephant Micah, which is a rotating group of friends and locally-based musicians, directed by songwriter Joseph O’Connell. The new record was released on Mr. O'Connell's own Product of Palmyra label last month.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nathan Salsburg: Guitarist, Songwriter, Archivist, and Radio Host

Nathan Salsurg can be described as a guitarist, songwriter, archivist, radio show host, and record collector. Salsburg has worked at the Alan Lomax Archive since 2000, and he released his solo debut album, Affirmed (No Quarter), and a collaboration with James Elkington called Avos (Tompkins Square) last year.