This essay was originally published by The New York Times.
At a country music concert, my 11-year-old son taught me a lesson about refraining from snap judgments.
The Suitcase Junket is a one-man band from Amherst, Mass., starring Matt Lorenz. The Junket is equal parts folk, blues, bluegrass, and when Lorenz kicks up the distortion, punk.
This essay was originally published by The Washington Post.
If I could offer one piece of unsolicited advice to new parents, it would be to think through your bedtime song selections with an eye to when that partially formed newborn cooing in your arms weighs 100 pounds and can beat you at chess.
A.A. Bondy’s music is spare, dark and penetrating. Much of it features just Bondy on acoustic guitar singing of sadness and loss.
Bonnie Bishop has evolved from a self-described country singer trying to sell beer at Texas dance halls, to a bluesy soul singer more in line with who she is as a musician.
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Not every foregone opportunity can be attributed to the exigencies of being a parent.
To immunize your child against pop, play this mix late at night while the infant is nursing. For best results, repeat often.
T Bird and the Breaks blend all kinds of styles to create what the band calls “chunk” music: equal parts funk, hip-hop, and rock ‘n’ roll.