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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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‘UNOFFICIAL’ PEACE: JOHN MCCUTCHEON’S ‘CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES’

Today, just five days before Christmas, U.S. President Barack Obama held a ceremony to conclude the Iraq War. But battles sometimes come to a standstill even without official sanction, as John McCutcheon sang about on his 1984 album Winter Solstice. … Continue reading

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