Posts Categorized: Folk Songs

LIVING MASTERS

I watched a special on magician-extraordinaire Ricky Jay, and it got me thinking. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but it seems me that there are very few absolute masters of a given form left on earth. Here’s a tribute to some:

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS & “THE SHOALS OF HERRING”

The Coen Brothers new film INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is a moody portrait of Greenwich Village in 1961. Beautifully art directed, it re-creates the world of the Folk Revival with such vividness you can practically smell the sweat and cigarette smoke. The music (produced by the great T-Bone Burnett) is captured in such loving, simple way…. Continue Reading INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS & “THE SHOALS OF HERRING” »