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Rosanne Cash to Play Rare, Intimate Shows at Country Hall of Fame

Rosanne Cash will join an elite group in September when she becomes the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2015 artist-in-residence. The …

See James McMurtry Cruise America's 'Forgotten Coast' in New Video

Florida's Bureau of Tourism may want to take note: With his video for "Forgotten Coast," James McMurtry has released the perfect Visit Florida …

Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

The title of Dawes' fourth album refers to one of the sweetest lyrics you'll hear this year: "May all your favorite bands stay together," Taylor …

Don Henley announces Cass County, first solo album in 15 years

Don Henley announced his first new solo album in 15 years on Friday. It’s a country collection called <i>Cass County</i>, which will feature legendary …

Albums

Something More Than Free

With his honeysuckle drawl and unrivaled knack for lyrical detail, Jason Isbell is arguably the most revered roots-rock singer-songwriter of his …

War

Don Henley Sets Release Date for ‘Cass County,’ Announces Solo Tour

When the Eagles’ two-year farewell tour comes to a close in late July, Don Henley will head back home for a few months of rest. . .then hit the …

Country Music

Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell: EW review

We gave it an <b>A</b><p>On 2013’s <i>Southeastern</i>, the former Drive-By Trucker opened up about his rehab struggle with gorgeous, introspective songs. His latest …

Jason Isbell

Alabama Shakes: "Don't Wanna Fight"

The alluringly murky production on the Shakes' new cut evokes the kind of schmutz-caked soul 45 you might discover in a rural junk shop that also …

Warren Haynes On World Cafe

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>Warren Haynes is best known for playing lead guitar for Gov't Mule and being in the final lineup of The Allman Brothers Band, who recently put their career to bed with a last series of concerts at The Beacon Theater in New York. Meanwhile, Haynes has been making solo studio …

James McMurtry On World Cafe

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>James McMurtry writes wonderfully detailed narrative songs, making his characters come alive with humor and poignancy. He remains an exquisite guitarist, whether he's playing electric or 12-string acoustic, as he is in this <i>World Cafe</i> session. Earlier this year, McMurtry released</i> …

Richard Thompson On World Cafe

Richard Thompson has appeared on <i>World Cafe</i> many times before, beginning with <i>Rumour And Sigh</i> in 1991, and now he has a new album called <i>Still</i>. While in his teens, Thompson joined Fairport Convention, dubbed the "British Byrds" for its combination of traditional and original music. His solo career, …

John Moreland On World Cafe

After starting out in the punk scene, Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland decided it was best to start writing about himself. That attitude, and a new Americana sound, helped lend depth and honesty to his new album, <i>High On Tulsa Heat</i>. Moreland's <i>World Cafe</i> session is one of the most …

Hear The Black Lillies' Funky 'Hard to Please'

Five months ago, Cruz Contreras was trying hard not to panic.<p>As the frontman of the Black Lillies, he'd spent the first few weeks of 2015 on a boat, …

The Thistle & Shamrock: Common Currency

Follow the instrumental links and song streams that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans. This week's episode features music by Joe Craven, Pauline Scanlon, Tim O'Brien, Colcannon and more.

Ryan Adams covers Foo Fighters Times Like These

Ryan Adams’ latest cover won’t make the same waves as the time he performed Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69,” but it’s pretty great.<p>During a show in …

Bob Dylan, Jack White Celebrate Chicago Blues in New Doc

Bob Dylan, Jack White and the late B.B. King are among the scores of musicians featured in the new documentary, <i>Born in Chicago</i>, which chronicles the …

Jack White

Amy Helm on Finding Her Own Voice With ‘Didn’t It Rain’ Album

Her dad was Levon Helm, the renowned drummer for the Band. Mom is singer-songwriter Libby Titus, and her stepfather is Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen. …

Music

Folk Alley Presents: Amy Helm & the Handsome StrangersFolk Alley

Amy Helm, daughter of The Band's Levon Helm, grew up surrounded by music. She played for a while in her dad's bands, she helped produce some of his most well-received recordings, including the Grammy-winning <i>Dirt Farmer</i>, and she's a founding member of the band Ollabelle. This summer she steps out on …

50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

In the early 1960s, burgeoning folk music scenes were burbling up all over the country, and the Newport Folk Festival was their confluence.<p>By the middle of the decade, the reigning king was a young Bob Dylan, the man who gave them the now-standards "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are …

Marlon Brando

Ed Sheeran helped yet another friend get engaged on stage

If Taylor Swift’s thing is inviting her friends up on stage, Ed Sheeran’s is helping his friends get engaged.<p>After participating in his friend Jake …

Songs We Love: Patty Griffin, 'Rider of Days'

The guitars that open "Rider of Days," the first single from folk giant Patty Griffin's forthcoming album <i>Servant of Love</i>, take a moment to come into focus. They swim up from silence and surface just in time for Griffin's unmistakable voice to arrive and settle over them. Everything about "Rider of …

A Conversation With Jeff Tweedy at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

On July 16, the night before Wilco’s headlining set at the 10th annual Pitchfork Music Festival, Jeff Tweedy sat down for a conversation with Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief Mark Richardson at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The interview kicked off the MCA’s In Sight Out, a collaborative series …

Art

Farm Aid 30: Willie Nelson, Neil Young Headline 30th Anniversary Show

Farm Aid is coming to Chicago. The annual event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held on September 19th at FirstMerit Bank …

Farm Aid 30 to feature Willie Nelson, Neil Young

Farm Aid is turning 30 this year, and to mark the anniversary, the festival will celebrate in its founding state of Illinois in Chicago’s FirstMerit …

Willie Nelson

See Watkins Family Hour, Fiona Apple ‘Get High’ With Ella Fitzgerald Cover

After more than a decade’s worth of monthly variety shows in Los Angeles, the Watkins Family Hour have turned themselves into a traveling band, …

Music

Darrell Scott Pays Tribute to Late Songwriter Ben Bullington

Ben Bullington wrote songs while working as a country doctor in White Sulphur Springs, Montana (population: 939), often scribbling away in the early …

Janis Ian: Bill Cosby story posted on Facebook

This week’s cover of <i>New York</i> magazine profiled 35 women who came forward to tell their stories about interacting with Bill Cosby. Dozens alleged that …

Bill Cosby