Folk Art, Free Music, and the Fabulous Lara Ewen

Hey folks.  It’s Shannon Brown from NYC country band, Trailer Radio, keeping you posted on the country music scene in New York City! When it comes to museums, New York’s got something for everyone. There’s The Met, the Museum of Natural History, The MOMA, The Guggenheim, The Cloisters, The Transit Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum…

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Lonesome Liz: The Seeger Songs

While writing for Northern Virginia magazine in 2007 I believe, an idea for a series of interviews occurred to me. The music industry was, at that time, at a peak of the shift from industry to DIY success. Why not, I suggested, talk with five Virginia artists, all at different levels of their career and…

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Roberta Donnay: Drag Queens, Diners & The Road

Drag Queen to visiting patron: “Do you travel much?” Patron: “Yes”.  Drag Queen: “But have you ever been a-broad?”  (Howls from the audience). This has nothing at all to do with anything much. Except that I’m living in San Francisco, and, well, we must have some of the most best-dressed drag queen population right here in my old…

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LL’s Top 10 Scenes From Nashville Kitchens

My Top 10 Scenes From Nashville Kitchens. All of which have taken place in sprawling homes that need to be and sometimes are sets of reality TV shows. They’re epidemic here.(Warning: Not ALL of these scenes took place inside… but most of them did.) 1. Telling a record label executive that he was destroying Country Music…

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Jezebel Jones: Wanderlust & My Journey Back To Music

Wanderlust: a great desire to travel and rove about. -Collins English Dictionary Wanderlust. I think I’ve always had it.  My recent bout with this incurable disease prompted me to finally move from Minneapolis to Austin, Texas a few months ago. As an exercise in curiosity, I’m attempting to add up all the times I’ve moved…

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Jud Block: A Precautionary Tale

A  few weeks ago, I was waxing philosophic and polishing off a couple of bottles with some acquaintances of mine, when the topic turned to bands and musicians we’d wished we’d seen perform live.  The usual names were tossed out: pre-impact Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, Duane Allman, etc.; then, a fellow turned in…

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