Roy C may not have lived to see the current regime toppled or his litigation over past royalties resolved to his satisfaction, but he died knowing that he was — without a doubt — a Black American original.
A pair of recent books help keep the glorious spirit of Carnival alive.
A by-the-carload ticket gets you a spot in the Tupelo Music Hall parking lot and an empty space next to it.
“We ask that you limit your stay to two hours, and remember that our restrooms are not open.”
Darick Campbell was one of the Campbell Brothers, the Rochester-based group whose emergence on the roots music circuit in the late ’90s played a major role in the mainstream discovery of the sound known as “sacred steel.”
Members of anti-arts Right are incensed by the stimulus funding going to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Arts. And they’re right.
“People love a story, they always have, and always will, and stories are an essential ingredient in this folk music revival, which started sometime in the early ’50s.”
Michael C. Smith’s new Boston Carnival photo book proves that “Culture Lives Here.”
As a capella singers, they have taken their musical ministry — and its repertoire of 500 songs — to streets, subway stations, picnics, community clean-ups, and anywhere else they might find an audience who appreciated a musical message.
“You don’t really know how to perform bluegrass until you interact with others.”