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Folk Alliance, Day Three

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Photos by Ebet Roberts One of the many wonderful things about the folk community is its inclusiveness—not just black or white or choice of entrée, but for instruments as well. … Read more

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Folk Alliance International, Day Two

Photos by Ebet Roberts With a considerable influx of new attendees arriving on Thursday, the mood at Folk Alliance became a bit more determined, even as the ease of getting … Read more

Folk Alliance International, Day One

Photos by Ebet Roberts It’s always a small shock to us jaded New Yorkers to arrive in Kansas City, where the city’s interesting architectural landscape glows brightly, lit in colorful … Read more

Bob Margolin on Muddy Waters

Bluesman Bob Margolin on Muddy Waters and the New Live at Rockpalast CD/DVD Set There is simply no name in Chicago Blues bigger than Muddy Waters. His booming voice, piercing slide … Read more

Premiere: John Mayall delivers a live one

On February 23, the “Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall, will release his latest, Three for the Road, an album of live recordings from 2017. Mayall chose to record in Germany because … Read more

Exclusive: Jimmy Chamberlin opens up

As a founding member of one of the biggest and most ambitious rock bands of the “Alternative” era, the Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin made his mark as an emotive and inventive drummer. … Read more

Bash & Pop’s Tommy Stinson

Iconic bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter Tommy Stinson personifies all the danger and excitement of rock and roll. Joining the legendary group The Replacements at age 11, he literally grew up … Read more