Category Archives: Rock

Yes We Did! – The Best of 2008

Avast, maties! I spy land on the horizon. Could this be what we’ve been waiting for? The dawning of a new era? The unfolding of a new whirled hors d’oeuvre? I’ll leave you to decipher that one. Though one must … Continue reading

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New Grass Revival – When The Storm Is Over

this is the third installment of IncaRoads’ gifts: While David Grisman & others were pioneering a sophisticated bluegrass/jazz fusion called “Dawg”, the New Grass Revival were crossbreeding bluegrass with contemporary trends in rock and other strains of Americana. Banjos and … Continue reading

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New Riders of the Purple Sage – Before Time Began

Here’s the second contribution by loyal blog-reader IncaRoads. More to follow soon. Biography by Bruce Eder For most of the early ’70s, the New Riders of the Purple Sage™ (yes, the name is trademark-protected) were the successful offshoots of the … Continue reading

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the last great post this year

Well, this blog has been fun, but I’m going to have to put it on hold for a while. I’m going to be working on organic farms in Ireland and perhaps other parts of Europe through the WWOOF organization, for … Continue reading

Posted in avant-garde, bluegrass, Blues, celtic, country, Folk, fruits, hybrids, jazz, klezmer, old-time, Rock, Roots, seeds, world | 30 Comments

Kaleidoscope (U.S.)

“They’re my favorite band of all time – my ideal band.” – Jimmy Page There have been few, if any groups, who could play rock, blues, country, cajun, Irish, swing, psychedelic, bluegrass, Hawaiian, folk, Balkan, flamenco, jug band, and Middle-Eastern … Continue reading

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Gospel of the Blues

While thinking about what to say and also looking for a picture of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, I found that another blog had done my work for me. Jason Chervokas of The Astounding Trickster! blog had this to say: “If Sister … Continue reading

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