Lou Reed was 38 years old when he released the 1980 LP Growing Up in Public. Though Eli Winter is just 23, he can already claim to have done just that. Live at the Louder House, the earliest release on his Bandcamp page, sounds like it was made by a kid who knew his way […]
For his recent album Waterworks (Thrill Jockey) Boston fingerstyle-guitar specialist Glenn Jones planted his spindly, quietly virtuosic take on John Fahey’s American Primitive style within the acoustically challenging Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. To adapt to the space he and longtime friend Matthew Azevedo, who’s mastered his recordings for 15 years, devised a 20-channel setup, but as […]
Artist on Artist: Fingerstyle guitarist William Tyler talks to Douglas McCombs of Brokeback and Tortoise.
Chuck Johnson splits the difference between Elizabeth Cotten and Tony Conrad at Constellation on Friday.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, July 14
The roots music at this year’s Square Roots festival includes Fatoumata Diawara, Glenn Jones, and more.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is Glenn Jones’s “Show Me,” from his 1984 album Finesse
Looking back at 40 years of the Reader’s music writing, plus gossip and live music must-sees
Falling as usual on the third Saturday in April (4/16), the vinyl nerd’s favorite made-up holiday is celebrating its fifth year of celebrating independently owned record stores. This year’s Record Store Day attempts a coup d’etat against what the organizers call “online retailers or corporate behemoths” with the help of more than 700 stores in […]
Brilliant fingerstyle guitarist Jack Rose has died at 38.