Among the undisputed masters of "American Primitive Guitar" in the tradition of John Fahey, Glenn Jones uses his fingerpicking skills and uncommon tunings to spellbinding effect on his sixth release. ... (Read More)
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Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite classical albums (especially their renderings of songs by medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen), Anonymous 4 now turns to American spirituals, folk songs, ... (Read More)
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(Grammy Winner for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording) This 1961 collection of chain gang songs is refashioned into high art by Harry Belafonte's dramatic vocal delivery. Channeling the ... (Read More)
Born on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts in 1950, Joan Armatrading came of age in 1960s Birmingham, garnering attention for an eclectic brand of folk that made her the first black British woman to ... (Read More)
Joan Baez, vocals. Dan Ferguson, guitar. David Briggs, keyboard. Jim Gordon, drums, & others.
Label: A&M Records. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 075021650626. Daedalus Item Code: 79221
On these concert recordings from Joan Baez's 1975 summer tour, she is heard first in a solo acoustic set, and is later joined by an electric band that includes Larry Carlton on guitar. Baez's voice ... (Read More)
John Hiatt, guitar & vocals. James Hooker, organ. Sonny Landreth, guitar. Bernie Leadon, banjo, & others.
Label: A&M Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 075021520622. Daedalus Item Code: 79201
Much like Bruce Springsteen, John Hiatt is a master of writing songs about the problems and passions of everyday people, investing his lyrics with wit and a gruff optimism. On this 1988 outing, Hiatt ... (Read More)
Album after album, Lucinda Williams continues to impress us with her ability to poetically chronicle her emotions and experiences, finding new ways to vary her country-rock sound. On this 2003 disc, ... (Read More)
Mike Scott, banjo. Adam Steffey, mandolin. Rob Ickes, dobro. Aubrey Haynie, fiddle. Tim Stafford, guitar, & others.
Label: Rural Rhythm. Format: CD.
UPC: 732351111325. Daedalus Item Code: 67498
Brilliantly adapted for bluegrass band, these 14 Civil War–era favorites have never sounded better. Banjo player Mike Scott and his crew—which includes Grammy-winning mandolinist Adam Steffey and ... (Read More)
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Having long treasured the intimacy of Houston's Anderson Fair Club, Nanci Griffith found it the obvious choice for recording this emotional 1988 acoustic show. Griffith is ethereal on "From a ... (Read More)
Phil Ochs's topical humor, songwriting chops, and sophisticated political perspective are evident throughout these 1962–64 recordings. One of the most compelling voices of the 1960s, Ochs performed ... (Read More)
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"The Midwest is at the heart of this record.... This is where I'm from and how I think, and that's reflected in the music I make," said two-time Independent Music Award winner Pokey LaFarge. ... (Read More)
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