Posts Tagged: American roots

Swinging Modern Sounds #80: I Just Don’t Want to Wait Around Anymore


Mulcahy’s Possum is, like the animal titularly referred to, a sly and imaginative affair... ...more

Song of the Day: “Matchbox Blues”


Perhaps no other blues artist in history, along with contemporaries like Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, had such an influence on later generations of musicians as Blind Lemon Jefferson. After growing up in Texas and reputedly playing on the streets from eight at night until four in the morning, Jefferson was one of the first to record solo blues performances in the early 1920s.