Even if you don’t know the name Emmylou Harris, chances are you’ve heard her country and folk tunes. Continue reading
Music has always had its fair share of poetry—them lyrics aren’t going to write themselves and evoke an emotional response on their own, dammit! In fact, many musicians are actually published poets in their own right. Here, we’ll round them up for you. Continue reading
Yoni Gordon would make an excellent cult leader. Continue reading
Betsy Siggins moves through Gallery 263 like its her own three-dimensional photo album. And in a lot of ways, it is.
She stops at a photograph of some girls by a pool.
“That’s me, this is Joan [Baez]’s oldest sister Pauline, Joan, David Gude, Dylan’s old girlfriend Suze Rotolo, Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman in the background, Judy Collins’ manager in the shades there,” she continues.
They’re at the Viking Hotel Pool in Newport for the 1964 Newport Folk Festival.
For half a century Siggins has watched American folk music rise from modest beginnings at the original Mt. Auburn Street Club 47 (now Club Passim on Church St.) to a movement of international acclaim. A selection of photographs from her collection is on display through the weekend at Gallery 263, supplementing the gallery’s first-ever folk music festival. Continue reading
The enigma of Bob Dylan is as great of a myth as we have in modern times. There is no end to the exploration of its depth. This new documentary plumbs some of the less-known areas of Dylan’s myth—namely, his born-again phase and the beginning of his “Never Ending Tour” (which continues to this day) Continue reading