A new biography of the oft-forgotten ‘filibuster’ provides ample facts and little thesis. Is that enough — don’t we need more?
Jeremy Ray Jewell
This Nashvillian has a simple message for America: “You best pull yourself together, or you might never be the same.”
Dueto Dos Rosas’s tunes can be classified as rancheras or corridos, but their style has a very particular historical resonance.
Rather than focusing on Mexicans in the United States, historian Carrie Gibson posits an expansive transnational history.
Delia Owens suggests that the only forward movement for her outsider-protagonist and “swamp trash” is to become curators of ecological/cultural museums in the very places where they once struggled for an independent life.
Anders Walker’s The Burning House sheds fascinating light on a forgotten piece of intellectual history in the Jim Crow South.
The unmistakable flavor of R&B can be found throughout Charley Crockett’s work
When Vermont’s Mountain Man brings us its Appalachian vocal stylings the trio is venturing into the hollers of both the Green and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
How will others in the Southern hip-hop scene react to this embrace of tradition by a Southern rapper with his feet firmly in the Gangsta Rap arena?
Lonnie Holley’s music on MITH sounds like a choir of better angels whose multi-layered voice is hard on the outside and soft on the inside, like so much Alabama clay.