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The Low Anthem sign with Nonesuch Records
Indie-folk trio the Low Anthem — Jeff Prystowsky, Ben Knox Miller, and Jocie Adams — have signed with Nonesuch Records, which will re-release their highly-acclaimed disc, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, on June 9.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 15, 2009

Rootin' tootin' Hooten

Allston Folk at Home
Once a month, in the cramped A-frame attic of a house in Allston, folk singers from around New England gather to sing for each other.
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  April 01, 2009

Bruce Cockburn | Slice o Life: Bruce Cockburn Live Solo

Rounder (2009)
This two-disc live set — just Bruce Cockburn and his guitars — may qualify as his one indispensable offering.
By BANNING EYRE  |  March 30, 2009

Ramblin' Jack Elliott | A Stranger Here

Anti- (2009)
The country-blues songbook as written by Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and Charley Patton seems like natural, if previously unexplored, territory for this folk legend.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 30, 2009

Review: Gilfema + 2

ObliqSound (2009)
With rising jazz-guitar star Lionel Loueke in the mix, Gilfema are shaping up to be a jazz supergroup.
By JON GARELICK  |  January 06, 2009

Review: Mallu Magalhães

Vivo (2009)
Mallu Magalhães is a teenage girl from São Paulo who was raised on a steady diet of old Beatles, Dylan, and Johnny Cash records.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 09, 2009

Back to the future

Duke Robillard unveils Sunny and Her Joy Boys
Since leaving Roomful of Blues, the vintage guitar hero Duke Robillard has moved forward by reaching back into the annals of American blues, swing, jazz, and R&B and by doing so, he’s told a pretty incredible story.
By BOB GULLA  |  October 22, 2008

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