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Newspaper Readies Aggressive September 11 Benefit CD PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
• New York City alternative weekly The Village Voice and its sister newspapers have completed an aggressive benefit CD project they began shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Their call for music from established and up-and-coming artists produced more than 1,000 submissions, 18 of which make up the disc Love Songs For NYC.

 
He Writes the Songs PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
Even though it’s been without vast amounts of fame or fortune, the career of John Hiatt has had an arc that many musicians would envy. The singer-songwriter has hopped from label to label and style to style, garnered heaps of respect and a bunch or royalties when other artists cover his songs (which happens a lot), and generally gets to do what he wants without the weight of public expectation.

 
Krauss Soars Before Sold-Out Crowd PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
Very few people will disagree that Bill Monroe is the father of bluegrass music. But I wonder how many of them will admit that it was a young female fiddler from Champaign, Illinois, who made it a viable commercial entity in the 21st Century.

 
New Collection Brings XTC to Fans PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 March 2002 18:00
• The first-ever rarities-and-hits box set from XTC is due next week, a 10-ton drop of pop genius that covers the band’s history from 1978 to 1989. The four-CD set is loaded with goodies, with nearly 70 percent of the material being presented for the first time.

 
Slave to the Song PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 19 March 2002 18:00
Ron Block doesn’t like the spotlight, and that makes him a perfect fit for the world’s most popular bluegrass band, Alison Krauss & Union Station. “The whole concept of my playing is to enhance the sound of the band and not draw attention to myself unnecessarily,” said Block, the band’s guitarist, banjo player, and most frequent songwriter.

 
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