Conversations with Death – 2 – “So Says the Whippoorwill”

Richard Shindell The Lost Mountaineer I’m too attached to the legacy of dead musicians. The musicians who left us early in their lives are particularly compelling to me–Sam Cooke, Steve Goodman, Stan Rogers, Kate Wolf, Dave Carter. My personal list is surely longer. You will have your own list of … → read more

The Folk Singer, The Mercy Seat

This week, I’ll explore the dialogue between Johnny Cash and Nick Cave, two great modern murder balladeers who wrestled with themes of redemption and retribution as they explored crime, death, love, isolation, religion and the myths and musical roots of the American Old West. In today’s post, I’ll cover the … → read more