Country Archive

Alison Krauss - Alison Krauss   My parents lived

All I Intended to Be -

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours -

Beautiful Dreamer -   Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen

Bill Morrissey - Guest Butler Michael P. Krupa is a psychologist and health care consultant whose interests include music, photography and poetry. He lives with his wife and children in Concord, Massachusetts. In the

Bob Woodruff - Bob Woodruff arrived in Nashville in the '90s, a New York kid hopped up on country music with a bushel of songs in his pocket. He was the real deal

Don Henley: Cass County - Guest Butler Joe DePreta is a New York marketing executive and writer on cultural trends. I’m an Eagles fan. If you say that, people often snicker. That’s because the Eagles are

Don Schlitz - UPDATE: Don Schlitz was one of three 2017 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. How totally cool. A few years after my parents moved to Nashville, my mother

Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings "Summerstage," New York City, August 18 -  

Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain - Emmylou Harris has many admirers, but my wife and I may be the only ones who chose our wedding date based on her tour schedule. It wasn’t that we were

Fair and Square -   A classic song doesn't belong to its creator. It's ours. We take it into our lives and use it for our purposes and sing it in the car or the

Fate’s Right Hand - Over 50? This is the story --- spooky in its accuracy --- of your life. Over 40? Here's a preview of coming attractions. Under 40? Well, if you're an "old soul," some

J.J. Cale: Roll On - Until the 20th Century, no one asked artists to “grow” or “change”. A painter, musician or writer emerged with a style, and if it was deemed commercially acceptable,

Jason Isbell: “Something More Than Free” - ON SECOND THOUGHT: I was knocked out by the song and video for “24 Frames” (below), so I went to hear Jason Isbell recently. Now I’m obsessed. You can be

Jim White - If you'll step into the Jim White cult, I think I can reliably assure you --- you'll be in good company, but no one you know will be

Joan Baez - “I never dared to be radical when young,” Robert Frost said, “for fear it would make me conservative when old.” Joan Baez is Exhibit A that Frost was wrong. Celebrating her 75th

Johnny Cash: “Ain’t No Grave” - THE AMAZON LINK: There are now two ways to get to Amazon and support this site. Old: Click on the “Buy it from Amazon” link on any review and go

Justin Townes Earle - Justin Townes Earle.   You want to put the weight of the world on your kid, give him that name.   Justin, an early Christian martyr.   Townes, for Townes Van Zandt, the legendary --- and

Lampedusa Concert for Refugees: Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Joan Baez, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids - Lampedusa: for readers, the name of the author of The Leopard. Lampedusa: for tourists and beach-lovers, the largest of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Lampedusa: for refugees, an

Leo Kottke - Videos Little Martha Medley Leo Kottke says he loves the guitar because he could make a beautiful sound from one simply by dropping it on the floor. And he does not mean a custom-made