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Reviews - Country, Western, Folk

Music Review: Willy Porter
Willy Porter, who plays the Attic in Santa Cruz this week, talks about songwriting, spirituality and career independence.

Music Interview: New Riders of the Purple Sage
With David Nelson and Buddy Cage, the North Bay acid-country band rides again.

Music Interview: Trailer Park Rangers
Eclectic band provide soundtrack for Sonoma County.

Making Peace
Mary Gauthier finds her way to mercy..

Old-Time on the Edge
The Crooked Jades refuse to toe the bluegrass party line.

Tragic Legends
John Jacob Niles' songs of hill folk.

Straight Outta Grand Forks
Championed by Bonnie Raitt, Tom Brosseau may well be the most intriguing new artist you've never heard.

This Side of Paradise
Eliza Gilkyson finally finds her direction.

Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Almost 40 years after Woodstock, Richie Havens returns to Santa Cruz--still singing songs of freedom.

Ringing in '0666
Neither stress nor success can keep The Devil Makes Three off the stage.

Traveling Storm
Robert Earl Keen a force to be reckoned with.

Arc of Joan
Joan Baez's folk artistry spans the decades.

Lou Two
A few suggestions for duet specialist Emmylou Harris.

Is This Land Made for You and Me?
Son Volt lyrically follow in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie on their first release in five years.

Chambers Music
Australian phenom Kasey Chambers rolls in to the Rio.

Someday Coming Round
In which a third compilation of deviant twang is delivered.

The Mighty Duhks
Winnipeg's Duhks attract fans with an inventive take on bluegrass.

Bound for Guthrie
Richard von Busack revisits the Sooner State and tracks Woody Guthrie's journey from iconoclast to icon.

Most Likely
Alan Jackson graduated from the 'Class of '89' to become one of country music's leading men.

The Morlam, The Merrier
The Academic Film Archive brings folk music from northeastern Thailand to San Jose. Beyonce better watch her back.



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