| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:45 PM
• Friday: Bella's Bartok, $8-$10. 10 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton; Physical Graffiti — Tribute to Led Zeppelin, $20-$37. 8 p.m. Infinity Hall, Norfolk; Sully's Reunion Event, Sullys Pub, Hartford.
• Saturday: In My Life —...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Pesky J. Nixon
7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave. $12. (203) 773-1776, ctfolk.com.
Why does any given band play the kind of music they play?
While it's not feasible for every musician to competently respond to this question (that...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:10 AM
I have devised a pretty awesome system for randomly selecting the album of the day. However, every now and then I cheat and simply pick an album I want to spend the day with, either because I have a particular song stuck in my head or because I just...
| Sep 27, 2011
The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:05 PM
8 p.m. Dec. 16, Cafe Nine, 250 State St. $8. (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com.
This has been a year of change for David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, the Rhode Island-based folk/Americana duo better known as Brown Bird. "Duo" is the operative...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 11:54 AM
That tick-tick-tick you're hearing is the clock, not a time bomb. So don't panic. There's still time to find great music for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Here's a look back at some of the best recordings of the year and a few tips on who's...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:19 PM
Gillian Welch: With her partner David Rawlings, the singer is back with her first album in nearly a decade, “The Harrow & the Harvest,” a sparse collection of melancholy beauties, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, $29; etix.com....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 12:59 AM
It’s a crisp winter morning in the Imperial Valley, and I’m driving south to work on La Brucherie Road listening to bluegrass singer Gillian Welch’s “The Harrow and the Harvest,” maybe the best American roots album in...