HACKENSAW BOYS: Charismo

Hackinsaw Boys Charismo

          Hackensaw Boys Charismo Free Dirt 0078 www.freedirtrecords.com   Charismo is the first full album of new Hackensaw Boys music and material in about a decade, an exuberant album buoyed by the Hackensaw cheekiness that was a hallmark of the two previous albums I have. The … → read more

TIM O’BRIEN: Pompadour

        TIM O’BRIEN Pompadour Howdy Skies www.timobrien.net   I eagerly look forward to a new release from Tim O’Brien. He always delivers fresh, strong stuff … and Pompadour is no exception. It’s a diverse, ever captivating set of ten songs with one instrumental. Tim wrote or co-wrote … → 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

JENNA MOYNIHAN: Woven

Jenna Moynihan Woven

          JENNA MOYNIHAN Woven Self-Released www.jennamoynihan.com   I once asked Kevin Burke what kind of fiddlers impressed him. He replied that just about anyone with a moderate amount of talent can play fast; he pays attention when they can play slowly. Burke would probably love Jenna … → read more

Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen: FOLK CITY: NEW YORK and THE AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC REVIVAL

                  Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen FOLK CITY: NEW YORK and THE AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC REVIVAL Oxford University Press global.oup.com   Straightforward and engaging, breezily fresh and poignant, rich in reminiscences and primary as well as secondary sources, Folk City: New … → read more

OLA BELLE REED and Southern Mountain Music On The Mason-Dixon Line

Olla Belle Reed

            Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, Douglas Dowling Peach OLA BELLE REED and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Dust to Digital 978-0-9817342-7-9 www.dust-digital.com   The Mason-Dixon line was created in Colonial America to end a regional boundary dispute between the British colonies of … → read more