December 8, 1996
Bjork is set to release "Telegram," an album of entirely new versions of the songs from her last album, "Post," in the U.S. on Jan. 14. Meanwhile the Icelandic imp is getting ready to start work in Spain on an album of new material. . . . Nanci Griffith is working on two new albums--a regular set produced by Don Gehman (Hootie & the Blowfish, John Mellencamp), due in the spring, and a sequel to her 1993 guest-star-laden folk tribute "Other Voices, Other Rooms."
May 29, 1998 |
Most of the songs played in the Jimmie Rodgers tribute at Jacks Sugar Shack on Tuesday, marking the 65th anniversary of the death of the Singing Brakeman, were not Rodgers tunes. Instead, the performers more often offered material from their regular repertoires, throwing maybe one or two Rodgers numbers into their brief sets. But that didn't diminish the celebration of the man generally recognized as the father of country music.
March 13, 1989 |
The annual Kerrville Texas Folk Festival, now in its 18th year, has a reputation as a place to find new talent--an image boosted by the recent success of Michelle Shocked, who was "discovered" there in 1986. But much of the show Saturday at the Palomino packaging a dozen Kerrville regulars showed that Kerrville's old talent shouldn't be overlooked.
January 21, 1989 |
The latest series of Saturday night folk and acoustic music concerts at the Shade Tree in Laguna Niguel starts in February, with Cajun fiddler Tracy Schwartz and theater veteran Constance Cairo highlighting the lineup. The schedule: Feb. 4, guitarist Mark Hanson, editor of Frets magazine; Feb. 11, folk singer Carolyn Hester, accompanied by her husband, David Blume, on keyboards; Feb.
April 19, 1993 |
Nanci Griffith has come to be called the queen of contemporary folk music, and at the Wiltern Theatre on Friday she lived up to her role as that genre's most visible and articulate advocate. After a period of conflict with the music business and confusion about her musical identity, Griffith came up with the new "Other Voices, Other Rooms," an album that brings everything back into focus by paying tribute to the songwriters--both old and new--who have influenced her.