Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Bettye LaVette has worked in show business since she scored a hit with her debut single, “My Man — He’s a Loving Man.” She was 16 years old. Though she’s an extraordinarily expressive vocalist and skilled interpreter of others’ songs, chart success has largely eluded her, despite a wealth of...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Guitarist Roger McGuinn might be old, but he’s a guitar hero. Remember: As a key Byrd, he fashioned pop timelessness in “Eight Miles High” (dig McGuinn’s guitar emulation of a Coltrane sax solo) and on so many other songs. McGuinn says a Smithsonian Folkways recording of Woody Guthrie inspired his...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Florida native Adrienne Young has come a long way since her 2003 debut, Plow To the End of The Row. Playing banjo and backed by her band, Little Sadie, Young fashions a mix of old-timey Americana, bluegrass and folk, much like Alison Krauss. With her latest, The Art of Virtue,...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Bob Mould played Minneapolis a while ago, and, arriving a day early, caught Neil Young there. He recounted Young’s show later: “I was ready to yell, ‘Hey, Neil, are you gonna buy that guitar?’” Mould is better fit to comment than most. With Sugar and Hüsker Dü, he authored one...

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