About Glen Herbert

Glen Herbert is a writer and editor who has written for numerous publications on topics ranging from pediatric health, to literacy, to clawhammer banjo. He is a frequent contributor to Penguin Eggs Magazine and KDHX Radio St. Louis.

FRANK SOLIVAN: Family, Friends and Heroes

Family Friends and Heroes

          FRANK SOLIVAN Family, Friends and Heroes Compass Records www.compassrecords.com   People used to make albums, you know, with a beginning and a middle and an end. Given the way we buy music these days, it seems like the impetus to make a real album — … → read more

DANIEL KOULACK and KARNNEL SAWITSKY: Fiddle and Banjo: Tunes from the North, Songs from the South

Koulack and Sawitsky's Fiddle and Banjo

      DANIEL KOULACK and KARNNEL SAWITSKY Fiddle and Banjo: Tunes from the North, Songs from the South Self-released www.hearthmusic.com   I adore this album. The title says exactly what it is, fiddle and banjo, and Koulack and Sawitsky apply them to a handful of wonderful tunes and sparkling … → read more

PHIL JAMISON: Hoedowns, Reels and Frolics

        PHIL JAMISON Hoedowns, Reels and Frolics:Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance University of Illinois Press www.press.uillinois.edu   Alex Ross wrote recently in the New Yorker that “when classical-music fans hear that a new Hollywood production has a scene set at the opera or the symphony, … → read more

JAYME STONE’S Lomax Project

JaymeStone: Lomax Proj

          JAYME STONE and friends Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Borealis 235 www.borealisrecords.com   There is a recording of John Hartford in the studio giving direction to the musicians he’s gathered there. Whatever the song they were prepping – it may have been “Madison Tennessee” – he … → read more

FLECK and WASHBURN: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

          Fleck and Washburn Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Rounder Records www.rounder.com   When I first heard that Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn had married I thought it was a joke, though that was in part because of the source of the news. The “Bluegrass Intelligencer,” … → read more

PETER PAUL and MARY: Discovered

          PETER PAUL and MARY Discovered Rhino www.rhino.com   I suspect that there are lots of things that the average person doesn’t know about Peter, Paul, and Mary. We think of them, if we think of them at all, as earnest and goofy, perhaps due to … → read more