Country bluesman Washboard Sam was reputedly Big Bill Broonzy’s half brother, and recorded with Broonzy and Memphis Slim—but the rise of postwar electric blues put an end to his popularity.
Despite a big hit in 1948 and a career renaissance in the 60s, bluesman Arbee Stidham is all but forgotten today.
Country polymath Robbie Fulks talks to engineer extraordinaire Steve Albini.
The old weird America is gone, but on Waterdrawn the Horse’s Ha shows that hippies are just as scary.
A strange new CD from Folkways gives new meaning to the musical term honkers.