Articles by: Maeri Ferguson

Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae Shape Sweet Melodies on ‘Tell Me True’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Whether you know Cory Chisel from his last record, 2012’s Old Believers, or from his more recent stint as one third of the super group Traveller (with Robert Ellis and Johnny Fritz), or whether you’ve ...

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John Prine & Guests, Steelism, Michael Kiwanuka Lead Sunday at Newport Folk Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Newport Folk Festival’s third day always moves just a little slower. The first part of the day – as groggy festival-goers wander in a bit later – is packed with gospel and choir music to ...

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Chicano Batman, Marlon Wlliams, Grandma’s Hands, Mandolin Orange Heat Up Chilly Day on Newport Folk Festival Day 2 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

In a strange turn of events, Saturday at Newport Folk Festival might have been one of the coldest on record. The temperature barely broke 70 degrees and the wind blew relentlessly as festival-goers wandered the ...

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Aaron Lee Tasjan and Joshua Hedley Lead Newport Folk Festival Day 1 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Though the first day of Newport Folk Festival typically begins on the smallest of the three stages, with an early start time and a lesser-known act, this year’s opening set felt like the most important ...

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Kicks Off This Friday – Eight Artists To Check Out (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Newport Folk Festival prides itself on offering something new and fresh every year, not to mention the countless spontaneous performances and collaborations that inevitably take place over three days of artists wandering the grounds of ...

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Solid Sound Wraps in Relaxing Fashion With Wilco Side Projects (FESTIVAL RECAP)

The mood always changes on the final day of any festival. There’s a vague hint of sadness in the air, as a weekend of bliss comes to a close. We’ve all put our lives on ...

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Wilco Revisits Several Other Records At Solid Sound Day 2 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

When the weather’s on your side for a festival, there’s nothing quite like it. And on day two of Solid Sound, the sunshine felt damn good after damp and overcast Friday. Spontaneity was in the ...

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Wilco Perform ‘Being There’ & ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ In Entirety at Solid Sound (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Now five Solid Sound festivals in, the team of Wilco and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) have settled into a groove. They’ve had two years since the last one to dream up improvements ...

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Jeff Tweedy’s ‘Together At Last’ Plays Out Like a Wilco Photo Album (ALBUM REVIEW)

If you’ve ever been to a live show and heard an incredible acoustic version of a song you know really well, and just wished more than anything that you could hear it like that again ...

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Steelism’s ‘Ism’ Proves They Just Dont Make Em Like This Anymore (ALBUM REVIEW)

Every so often you hear a record that makes you think, “they don’t make ‘em like this anymore,” and that is consistently the case with Steelism’s stellar new follow up to their 2014 debut 615 ...

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