As I type this, Lilith Fair's official site is crashing like any web coverage devoted to Tiger Woods' return to professional golf at this year's Masters. And for good reason. The all-female touring festival featuring the likes of Loretta Lynn, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Tegan and ... More >>
Photo by Sebastian MlynarskiHolly MirandaVocally, Detroit-born, Brooklyn-based neo-pop folk songstress Holly Miranda might bring to mind Chann Marshall. But mood-wise she's got much more in common with, say, American dream pop duo Azure Ray. Both find solace in sleep, and the things that go bump in ... More >>
via lilithfair.comLoretta is betta!In no particular order:1. Cat Power 2. The Gossip3. Erykah Badu4. Jill Scott5. Metric6. MARY J. BLIGE7. Tegan and Sarah8. Emmylou Harris9. Ximena Sarinana10. Sia11. Chairlift12. Nneka13. Marina and the Diamonds14. Janelle Monae15. La Roux ........and, my persona ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>