Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder Honor the Man in Black

Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder performing a set of Johnny Cash songs together sounds like an imaginary collaborative set out of dreams, but for a series of five shows wrapping up last week at The Met Philadelphia, Ry convinced Rosanne to visit her father's colossal catalog. During between-song banter, Rosanne admitted that it did take… Continue reading Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder Honor the Man in Black

Philadelphia Folk Festival: Building the Future by Learning from the Past

The words above were spoken by Dom Flemons describing his musical approach during his Sunday afternoon set at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, but could just as easily serve as the mantra for the festival itself. Having just wrapped up its 58th year, the longest continuously running festival in the country offers a diverse lineup of… Continue reading Philadelphia Folk Festival: Building the Future by Learning from the Past

Thoughts on Newport Folk 2019

Having just returned from another year of Newport Folk Festival, here are some scattered thoughts on the 60th anniversary of this legendary festival: NEWPORT CELEBRATES ITS HISTORY Tributes to the artists and mission of the original 1959 festival abounded throughout the weekend in a passing the torch multi-generational diverse lineup demonstrating the ever-expanding definition of… Continue reading Thoughts on Newport Folk 2019