The cruelty, ignorance, and incompetence of the federal pandemic response have cost the life of beloved singer-songwriter John Prine, who stood against all those things.
At the height of the folk revival, Bob Gibson influenced the likes of Phil Ochs and Peter, Paul & Mary, but addiction kept him from his full potential.
In a dismissive essay, the New York Times columnist makes one important point.
The protagonists of Cathleen Schine’s ninth novel, Fin & Lady, wander 1960s New York.
Pete Seeger: Power of Song screens for free at the Empty Bottle on Sun 2/28 at 7 PM.
A new book of Raeburn Flerlage’s photography captures the sights of the 60s folk-music revival in Chicago.
One of the true legends of bluegrass, Ralph Stanley, plays Schaumburg on Sunday (which would make a nice followup to Junior Brown at FitzGerald’s on Saturday). One of the reasons I love him is that he doesn’t put on airs: not long after O Brother, Where Art Thou? came out, shortly after being profiled in […]
A beloved teacher is laid to rest, but not before his secret identity as a notorious eco-saboteur is revealed.