QUESTION TRADITION AND SURVIVE

Craig´´ Jenkins´ review, of Kasey Musgraves´ newly released album, Star-Crossed, lived up to the promise of that first sentence at the head of this piece, as he looked at her album, making sense of the lyrics and what they say about Kasey´s feelings at the time of writing them. Like all the great music writers, though, he then also looked at what the codes to live by that we might find in the album, where it is coming from with all the clutter of classification in the recording industry and media and how it will impact on all that.

IF ANYONE CAN ROCK, M CLAN CAN

The two musicians strode on, centre-stage, and these ´kids´ erupted, whooping and hollering as if this were The Beatles at Shea Stadium, although I doubt that any of these patrons would understand that reference.
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In Praise Of Those Who Teach

Dad was also at pains to remind me that he and Uncle Sid could both sing and had two voices that harmonised perfectly and that the (non-paying) pub audiences loved them.
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THE RIDDLE OF MUSIC WITH A HEARTBEAT

Riddle was eventually a midlife re-marrier whose second wife wrested everything tangible, at least everything that mattered, away from the children.
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MUSIC IN A QUIET COURTYARD

Today, these craftsmen therefore included more traditional themes such as folias, tajaraste, drum playing and, being in Lanzarote, could not miss the emblematic zaranda and the isa. Abraham and Juan Sebastián explained in detail, each of the themes they interpreted.
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CLASSIFICATION; SIMPLY PERFECT Los Gofiones

Los Gofiones gave us songs of the sun, sea and sand. They sang working songs of what the late Nanci Griffith might have called Trouble In The Fields. The accompaniment was of strings, percussion and woodwind, and often of that incredible hand-clapping rhythm session.

KACEY MUSGRAVES seen and heard

With a voice that’s pretty, but brazen, Musgraves has no problem slinging attitude, crying bullshit or coyly advocating same-sex amour/dope-smoking while skewering hypocrisy.

STONES: rolling on or rolling over?

Charlie Watts took his earnings from the road and investrf them in the jazz bands of his dreams.

(MAXI) PRIEST OF A BROAD CHURCH.

I don't want much, I just want everything that comes with the beauty of living and to keep doing what I love.´

TOM T HALL: Keeper Of All The Stories

Tom T Hall had 30 top-20 country singles, including six #1’s, and he wrote nearly as many hits for other artists.