Tag Archives: Acoustic

WE CAN WIN: NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM BY BADU BOYE

Some albums take a while to warm up to, but every so often I come across one I know is going to be a fixture in my music collection for a long time. The first few bars of harmonica on … Continue reading

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RED PLANET: TAKE TIME TO GET TO KNOW ARBOREA

Somewhere between electro-acoustic and folk, and between forest and ocean, emerges the music of Arborea, a husband-and-wife duo from Maine. Since releasing their first album Wayfaring Summer in 2006, Buck and Shanti Curran have toured regularly across the United States … Continue reading

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A RARE EXPERIENCE: THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE RECREATES THE ‘TEL AVIV SESSION’

Israeli musician Idan Raichel shares the incredible story of jamming with Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré and uncovering a diamond. Two years ago Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel met in a rehearsal room in a south Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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THE SOUND OF SECRET NAMES: A STRONG FIRST ALBUM FROM TWANG DARKLY

Appalachian Mountain dulcimer doesn’t always take center stage in American folk music, let alone in a rock band. But in the band Twang Darkly, it gets the spotlight. The Sound of Secret Names (Mar. 2012), the first studio album by … Continue reading

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WORLD BEHIND CURTAINS: YAIR YONA STEPS INTO THE LIMELIGHT

Not all songs need lyrics. On his newly released album World Behind Curtains, Israeli musician Yair Yona once again shows his talent for communicating to listeners without saying a single word. Yair Yona immediately wanted to sell his bass and … Continue reading

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