Formed in 1976 by the four Furey brothers and vocalist Davey Arthur, the Dublin-based ensemble the Fureys continue to purvey traditional Irish music well into the 21st century. Their prowess on ... (Read More)
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, guitars & vocals. Roy Huskey Jr., bass. Larry Atamanuik, drums.
Label: Acony. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 0805147160125. Daedalus Item Code: 69755
Now one of roots music's most admired performers, Gillian Welch looks back 20 years to her Grammy-nominated debut with this set of demos and outtakes from her first recording sessions. Produced by T ... (Read More)
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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), the 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)
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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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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Carl Allen, Peter Buck, Tony Furtado, Tracy Grisman, David Romtvedt, Martha Scanlan, Annalisa Tornfelt & others.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 093074022627. Daedalus Item Code: 79035
In 1941, the Bonneville Power Administration commissioned Woody Guthrie to write 26 songs that would help promote the construction of dams and hydroelectric power plants along the Columbia River. For ... (Read More)
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With "Native American" essentially being a blanket term for a diverse and far-ranging group of cultures, it is in keeping with this that these dozen selections show great variety. From lively vocal ... (Read More)
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Sam Lee, vocals. Josh Green, percussion. Steve Chadwick, trumpet. Flora Curzon, violin. Jonah Brody, ukulele, & others.
Label: Nest Collective Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 0696859946035. Daedalus Item Code: 59678
Neo-folkie Sam Lee's second album superbly intertwines traditional and modern elements. A Mercury Prize nominee for his first release, the British baritone here fulfills his initial promise with an ... (Read More)
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