Monday, December 26, 2011

Uprooted Music Revue's 25 Most Memorable Interviews of 2011


I started Uprooted Music Revue in March of 2010. But something very significant occurred early on in 2011 that changed my commitment and motivation to becoming more serious about music writing. I interviewed Lucinda Williams.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Discussion With Author And Music Historian Bill C. Malone On "Music From The True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey"


Bill C. Malone is an American music historian, author, teacher, radio host, guitarist, and celebrant of traditional American country music. His groundbreaking 1968 work, Country Music U.S.A., is still very much regarded as the definitive academic work exploring the history of country music, and the volume is currently available in its third revised edition.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Uprooted Music Revue's Favorite 50 Audio Releases of 2011


2011 has been a year that has been absolutely flooded with a staggering number of memorable releases. I can recall many instances throughout the year when I wish there were more hours in the day, as well as more money in my pocket, in order to give all of these records the time and attention they so rightfully deserved.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Uprooted Music Revue's Favorite Books of 2011


For as long as I can remember, I have always been someone who has been CONSUMED by music. By "consumed", I, like many of you, listen to A LOT of music every year. And in addition to listening to lots of music, I, like many of you, think a lot about music. I'm sure that we can all agree that this usually leads to all of us discussing the music that excites us, borrowing and lending of albums, practicing and playing an instrument, and even spending some time reading about music.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

NYC's Roosevelt Dime Wants You To Join Their Party


Roosevelt Dime is a new New York City based band that combines a mix of jazz, old-time, country, swing, big band, and bluegrass. The group was one of the first artists to get funding via Kickstarter to help finance their work, and the band has just released their fantastic new album called Steamboat Soul.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Boys of Pert Near Sandstone Discuss Their New Album, "Paradise Hop"


Pert Near Sandstone, a stellar string band that hails from the West Bank area of Minneapolis, has just released their excellent new album, Paradise Hop. Although the band is currently out on tour supporting their new record, the boys generously devoted a significant chunk of their precious down-time between gigs to participate in a lengthy, in-depth, career-spanning discussion.