There are, you could argue, two strands of Eric Clapton fans: those who love his scorching electric solos and groundbreaking fusions of blues and rock, and those who prefer his mellow, unplugged pop songs from later years.The two groups might just find common ground on his latest album.
Folk performers like John Fullbright, Terri Hendrix and the son of Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, are set to play the 17th edition of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, which continues today through Sunday in the tiny eastern Oklahoma town of Okemah.
Mitch Gilliam traces the pioneering influence of Woody Guthrie on today’s punk-folk vagabond musicians. The following is a production of our partners at This Land Press.
Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 10:44 am
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On this week's All Songs Considered: After some speculation on Pink Floyd's just-announced album The Endless River, Robin kicks off the show with Broncho's "Class Historian," which he describes as the most immediately catchy song he's heard all year. Not to be out-catchied, Bob retaliates with Rubblebucket's "Carousel Ride," from the band's upcoming release Survival Sounds.
About 60,000 people are expected in downtown Oklahoma City this weekend for the first OKC Fest. It’s a festival designed to feature the revitalized Oklahoma City and highlight local and national musicians. Peformers include national country artists Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum and also some local artists including John Moreland and the queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson.
John Fullbright's Songs is the most interestingly uneven album I've heard in a while. The work of a smart young man, it's also the work of a self-conscious young man who's prone to mistaking articulate melancholy for wisdom. Fullbright's debut album contained bold melodies and told stories about daydreamers and offbeat people. On Songs, Fullbright opts for pure mood-setting, sounding morose in an attempt to signal subtle passion, but that's not really how it plays out.