Now Spinning: Bukka White

The real Mississippi blues One of those summer nights.... thunderstorms have cooled the day's suffocating humidity down to a near-balmy 80 degrees and I trot out to my backyard for some gardening work, a favorite hobby to pass the time, with the sounds of Bukka White echoing from my turntable inside. It's a Friday night… Continue reading Now Spinning: Bukka White

Now Spinning: The Other Side Of Sun

The Other Side Of Sun Opinions tend to vary among collectors when it comes to Record Store Day. And sure, while there's plenty of silly novelty - from unnecessary rereleases (with originals available for a fraction of the cost just a few bins down) to a hectic shopping experience - I refuse to see something… Continue reading Now Spinning: The Other Side Of Sun

Now Spinning: Koerner, Ray & Glover

Minnesota Folk: 'Spider', 'Little Sun' and 'Snaker' One of my fondest college memories involves a solo trek through a classic November Minnesota snowstorm into Minneapolis to see 'Spider' John Koerner and Tony Glover at the 400 Bar in 2008. As a 19 year old kid, I knew next to nothing about their work, but I… Continue reading Now Spinning: Koerner, Ray & Glover

Now Spinning: Woody Guthrie

"I hate a song that makes you think that you're not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are either too old or too young or too fat or too slim or… Continue reading Now Spinning: Woody Guthrie