Alice Gerrard is a bluegrass and old-time music legend, someone whose influence extends back several decades. Her rough, deep voice conceals a glowing ember of tenderness, making her the ideal vehicle for the bracing music she sings. Her forthcoming record Follow The Music was produced by M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, swirls together traditionals and originals into the same river of American song; the ancient “Boll Weevil” is given a robust arrangement of banjo, guitar, and fiddle here, and strung up the middle with that riveting, harrowed voice.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.09.14 in Lists
Wondering Sound's staff picks 2014's best country music, from bros to outlaws, veterans to up-and-comers.
By Marc Hogan on 02.27.15 in News
The music will keep playing without commercial interruption. For now. On Thursday, the U.S. telecom watchdog voted to adopt tougher rules that would treat broadband internet service as a public utility, like landline...
By J. Edward Keyes on 02.26.15 in Features
When we launched Wondering Sound in March of last year, I wrote that the site's purpose was to be "a place where smart, opinionated writers can craft rich, detailed pieces for curious readers." As mission statements go,...
By Marc Hogan on 02.26.15 in News
In 1995, when the Clueless soundtrack was originally released, it wasn't available on vinyl. As if. The music from the hit Alicia Silverstone comedy did, however, include a couple of songs from some of the era's best-lik...