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Chuck Berry…Goodbye

Photos by Derek Meade Chuck Berry, one of the original and certainly one of the most colorful rock ’n’ roll innovators, died March 18, 2017, at the age of 90. Berry’s … Read more

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Goodbye…James Cotton

Photos by Arnie Goodman World-renowned blues harmonica master James Cotton has died, 2017, of pneumonia, at in Austin, Texas at age 81. Cotton toured for over 60 years, making his … Read more

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Don’t judge us, but…

Elmore publisher Suzanne Cadgène joins artists like Sammy Hagar, Delbert McClinton, KT Tunstall and fellow writers and editors (who all judge artists for a living) Kyle Anderson (Entertainment Weekly), Josh Jackson … Read more

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Folk Alliance: Where’s the elevator?

Getting on and off the elevators to the three Private Showcase floors offers unique challenges: Priority to artists trying to make their showcases, dodging instruments like standup basses, the occasional … Read more

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Goodbye…Larry Coryell, 1943-2017

Photo by Arnie Goodman Born in Galveston, Texas, innovative jazz guitarist Larry Coryell grew up in Washington before moving to New York City in 1965, where he attended the Mannes School of … Read more

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EXCLUSIVE: John Fullbright, still touring

At John Fullbright’s wonderful-but-all-too-brief performance in the main ballroom at Folk Alliance, we heard that the man had quit touring. Several presenters confirmed that they heard the same news: Fullbright … Read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Folky Friday

By Friday,  everyone who’s coming to Folk Alliance is likely there, so the Westin Hotel halls ring with “Hey there!” as old friends run into one another and pause to catch up. … Read more