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Various artists’ Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the pre-eminent music festivals in the United States. Held annually in the Crescent City since 1969, after a few fits and starts earlier in the decade, it celebrates New Orleans … Continue reading

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Sunny War’s With the Sun

Blues music, Appalachian music with roots in the British Isles, punk rock and more go into the potent music made by Sunny War. A young African-American woman who grew up in Nashville and Los Angeles and is now based in … Continue reading

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Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton’s Wildflower Blues

I’ve been a big fan and follower of Jolie Holland since her home-recorded debut Catalpa came out of left field in 2003, but this little gem sneaked under my radar. If you missed it, too, when it came out quietly … Continue reading

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Various Artists’ American Pop: An Audio History

Brendan Foreman penned this review. American Pop from Minstrel to Mojo: On Record 1893 to 1957, Allen Lowe’s amazing examination of the origins and nature of American popular music. To accomplish such a daunting task, Lowe sifted through his obviously … Continue reading

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