Monthly Archives: June 2010

>Blast from the Past: Q&A with Josh Ritter 2005

> This Q&A is a reprint from the May 2005 issue of Modern Acoustic (Josh Rocks; click HERE). Josh had just finished recording “The Animal Years” in Washington State. The issue’s cover “story” was a pictorial by Boston photographer Jon … Continue reading

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>Mixing the new, old

>As we mentioned in the new issue of Modern Acoustic (click HERE), there’s a lot that goes on in the three months between editions. Timing of album releases certainly make it difficult to decide whether to run reviews early or … Continue reading

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>With a Little Help From Their Fans

> Musicians are seeking unique ways to fund their albums and tours, including offering exclusive sponsorships in exchange for donations. But is fan-funding sustainable?Singer-songwriter Kevin So wants to make a live album, but has no record label to back him. … Continue reading

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>CD reviews: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan, Pieta Brown, Jackie Greene, Crooked Still, Shannon McNally, In the Cinema

> GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS(Out now)Despite the fact that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are a killer, must-see live band, their past studio albums have never held up to the promise quite as well.But with this self-titled release, the … Continue reading

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>Issue No. 29, June 2010

>  As the recording industry continues to struggle with the reality of the digital revolution, musicians are looking for new ways to get their music to the public.Many have realized that they have the ability to do it all themselves … Continue reading

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>Three cheers for Treme

> Steve Zahn, musician Kermit Ruffins and Wendell Pierce in “Treme” I’m not a big TV watcher. Luckily, “Mad Men” is on a station I get and I can’t wait for it to resume this summer. I enjoy a couple … Continue reading

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>Dave Rawlings Machine at the Paradise

>Here’s my surefire remedy for temporary relief of serious back pain: Start with some exquisite acoustic guitar solos. Add some beautiful harmonies. And a dash of dueling fiddles with some tasty harmonica.This works so well you might even find yourself … Continue reading

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