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Cover Story: Lucinda Williams

Cover Story: Lucinda Williams

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many artists — when looking back on their catalogs — often wish that they could have done better, compositionally speaking. Hindsight, of course, is 20/20. But when Grammy-winning folk-rocker Lucinda Williams undertook her comprehensive tour last year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her landmark third Car Wheels on a Gravel Road effort, she never once […]

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Sweet Home – April 2020 • Blues Rona Playlist

Sweet Home – April 2020 • Blues Rona Playlist

| April 5, 2020

A Blues Rona Playlist These are challenging times as the Covid-19 pandemic has touched all corners of the globe, all countries, and all societies. The quarantine forces us inside to piece together new routines around an uncertain situation. Music has always been a refuge in fearful circumstances, and blues literally evolved from pain, so there’s […]

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Eddie Shaw (1937-2018)

Eddie Shaw (1937-2018)

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A huge, gaping hole has been left in the foundation of the Chicago blues scene with the passing of Eddie Shaw, who died on January 29 at age 80. Beloved by all for his warmth and charisma, Eddie was also a walking encyclopedia of blues history. Born in Mississippi, he learned to play blues by […]

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IE Gift Guide 2011

IE Gift Guide 2011

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t go the top-40 route or an Amazon recommendation on a passe indie-rock band. Give the music lover who has nothing or everything an item to really chew on this season. It might cost ya, but the following boxsets will occupy them for years.

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Passing The Torch: Odetta & Miriam Makeba

Passing The Torch: Odetta & Miriam Makeba

| January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Two vital women, American folk singer and civil-rights activist Odetta and South Africa’s voice of hope and freedom, Miriam Makeba, passed away within weeks of one another in late 2008. Makeba, 76, died of cardiac arrest after performing in Italy November 9th, and Odetta Holmes, 77, succumbed to heart disease December 2nd. Though they weren’t […]

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