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Richard Thompson by Keith Connolly
Richard Thompson

Fairport Convention helped to bring traditional music into British folk rock back in the ’60s. Connolly traces Thompson’s evolving style from his Fairport days to his latest solo album, Electric.

Neil Michael Hagerty by Keith Connolly
Neil Michael Hagerty

For 25-plus years Neil Michael Hagerty has been in the business of catalytic transformation. To DC-cum-NYC punk outfit Pussy Galore, he brought a blues-guitar semiotics that helped to define a signature style of trash. He then quit to form Royal Trux with Jennifer Herrema, behind which the now-thriving Drag City record label was launched.

Tempting: Jenny Toomey Sings the Songs of Franklin Bruno by David Krasnow

David Krasnow redefines the word “standard” with his recommendation of Jenny Toomey’s husky-breathy and well-timed performance of Franklin Bruno’s songs.

David Johansen and the Harry Smiths by Glenn O'Brien
David Johansen

According to Glenn O’Brien, David Johnson and the Harry Smiths “brings to life biorhythms all too often filtered out by digital thinking and bad posture. This is the real deal…”

Cassandra Wilson by Glenn O'Brien
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Cassandra Wilson’s sophisticated jazz riffs cover everyone from Hank Williams to Miles Davis to the Monkees. Poet and music wiz Glenn O’Brien steals a téte â téte with the chanteuse not long after a night club appearance at New York’s Blue Note.

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