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The Grateful Dead: A Guide to Their Essential Live Songs

“You Don’t Have To Ask”<p>July 16, 1966<p>Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Calif.<p><b>Written by</b><b>:</b> Grateful Dead<p><i>Overly complicated original is highlight of album’s worth of songs scrapped before debut LP. Played in 1966 only.</i><p>“You Don’t Have to Ask” has all the elements of a great garage band song. It’s got …

10 Dividend Stocks That Will Deliver Double-Digit Returns Every Year

Today we’re going to take a look at 10 dividend stocks that look like solid bets to generate double-digit total returns every year, or at least every …

Again and Again

Some of us might be able to recall the exact moment, with very specific clarity, when the power of photography became clear to us. But for most, I think, this recognition is more gradual; a steadily deepening relationship.<p>French photographer Stéphane Duroy, for one, is certain that his love and …

Selections from William Eggleston’s Masterwork, The Democratic Forest

<i>Featuring selections from William Eggleston’s previously published ten-volume book, the new publication The Democratic Forest: Selected Works (co-published with David Zwirner Books and Steidl in 2016) features an assortment of images from</i> <i>Eggleston’s epic project. With an introduction by Alexander</i> …

Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Louisville, Ky., singer, songwriter and guitarist Joan Shelley crafts lovely, sun-washed folk songs that she performs with gentle intensity. Her voice has the ineffable quality of being at once familiar and entirely fresh. Shelley's most recent album, <i>Over And Even</i>, was recorded by fellow Kentuckian …

Internet of Things

Without Jazz and Blues, There's No Americana

Saxophonist J.D. Allen’s new record makes the case that any genre that pretends to represent the full scope of U.S. culture can’t ignore black music.<p>Blues history celebrates mythical turning points. Robert Johnson going to the crossroads to sell his soul. Leadbelly being discovered in—and sprung …

John Coltrane

Art Should Be Uncomfortable

For the writer Mark Haddon, Miles Davis’s seminal jazz album Bitches Brew is a reminder of the beauty and power of challenging works.<p>Mark Haddon, the author of <i>The Pier Falls</i>, likes art that makes people uncomfortable. He’s felt that way ever since he first fell in love with Miles Davis’s 1970 …

Canadian Literature

Just like a woman: I’m a feminist and I love Bob Dylan—even though I know I shouldn’t

As Dylan’s classic “Blonde on Blonde” turns 50, I try to reconcile my politics with my search for what art endures<p>Fifty years ago today, a week before he turned 25, Bob Dylan’s album “Blonde on Blonde” was released. (On the same day as The Beach Boys’ legendary LP “Pet Sounds,” a cock-a-hoop day in …

RIP Guy Clark, Who Was There for Me When My Father Slipped Away

Remembering the great singer-songwriter, who passed away today at 74.<p>A few years back, when the shebeen was new, I wrote about my great affection for the work of Guy Clark, the Texas singer-songwriter who was instrumental–yeah, I see what I did there–in the great circle of Austin tunesmiths that …

Country Music

Remembering Country Craftsman Guy Clark

Grammy winner, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and Academy of Country Music Poet's Award honoree Guy Clark has died at 74 after a long battle with illness. Born in Monahans, Texas, Clark was exposed mainly to mariachi music until he moved to Houston and worked the folk-music circuit. It …

Country Music

Guy Clark: 12 Essential Songs

From iconic gunfighter anthems to vulnerable proclamations of love<p>At least to the modern-day fan, Guy Clark may not have been the most well-known of …

Entertainment

Postscript: Guy Clark, 1941-2016

A good place to begin remembering the life of Guy Clark, the singer and songwriter, who died on Tuesday, at the age of seventy-four, is "Heartworn Highways," a documentary directed by James Szalapski that featured many of the musicians from what was known as the outlaw-country movement of the …