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2014 Stories by Richard Gehr

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  • Macy Gray

    published February 5, 2014

    Who knew that Macy Gray was one of our best contemporary jazz singers? It took no less a force than David Murray to coax her out of the r&b closet... More >>

  • Dave Bixby

    published February 5, 2014

    Financed by a Michigan Christian cult, this late-'60s acid casualty recorded a pair of private-press psych-folk albums that remain remarkable both... More >>

  • Alam Khan

    published February 5, 2014

    The youngest son of the late sarod legend Ali Akbar Khan, 31-year-old Alam Khan has big Hindustani shoes to fill. Recent reviews from the young... More >>

  • SONIC JOURNEY

    published January 29, 2014

    Ride the kosmische tractor beam into the depths of your soul tonight with Cleveland solo guitarist Mark McGuire and Brooklyn electronic trio... More >>

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY

    published January 29, 2014

    As though sharing a womb for nine months weren’t enough intimacy for a lifetime, producer Ry Cooder recorded the Haden Triplets’ debut... More >>

  • Lake Street Dive

    published January 29, 2014

    If you haven't seen LSD's sidewalk version of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back," you will. Closing a double generation gap, this former quartet... More >>

  • Imrat Khan+Wajahat Khan

    published January 29, 2014

    At 78, Ustad Imrat Khan is one of the more venerated masters of north Indian classical music. He plays both the sitar and the surbahar (meaning... More >>

  • The Word

    published January 29, 2014

    Instrumental gospel music doesn't get any more transcendent than this supergroup consisting of North Mississippi All-Stars Luther (guitar) and... More >>

  • LO-FI LEGENDS

    published January 22, 2014

    For ones-of-a-kind, R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson have a lot in common. Approximately the same age (very early 60s), Moore and Wilson share... More >>

  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

    published January 22, 2014

    A beautiful mystery, Gene Clark’s 1974 cosmic-Americana masterpiece No Other is the sort of audio enigma you don’t enjoy so... More >>

  • David Krakauer

    published January 22, 2014

    The virtuoso clarinetist explores his Jewish heritage and its cinematic reflections in The Big Picture, the title of both his new show... More >>

  • Stirrers

    published January 22, 2014

    Stirrers is an auspicious new trio consisting of guitarist Eric Krasno and bassist Neal Evans, from the bands Soulive and Lettuce, and Further... More >>

  • Tinariwen

    published January 22, 2014

    The nomadic Tuareg tribesmen, who sport robes and headscarves onstage, recorded their forthcoming album in the California desert town of Joshua... More >>

  • Sunny Ozell+Jim Campilongo Trio

    published January 22, 2014

    Just another night on Rockwood's Stage 2, with three fine acts popping out among the scheduled seven. Start with sultry Sunny Ozell's... More >>

  • BORDER CROSSING

    published January 15, 2014

    A terpsichorean tipping point will 
inevitably arrive during that annual rite 
of winter known as the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival.... More >>

  • Hard Working Americans

    published January 15, 2014

    Progressive singer-songwriter Todd Snider delivers a Workingman's Dead for the 21st century with his new band's debut album. Chris Robinson... More >>

  • Damien Jurado

    published January 15, 2014

    Producer (and Shins member) Richard Swift facilitated this Seattle singer-songwriter's evolution from hardscrabble folk realist into cosmic... More >>

  • Jim Campilongo Trio

    published January 15, 2014

    Recorded under the influence of electric Miles, this nuance-savvy guitarist's new Dream Dictionary contains symbolism to spare. Campilongo... More >>

  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

    published January 15, 2014

    This Jazz Fest-steeped Milwaukee songwriter and radio DJ is a terrific performer in the curatorial mode of, say, Elvis Costello. He's heard every... More >>

  • GOOD FOLK

    published January 8, 2014

    A potent simplicity marks the sound of Hurray for the Riff Raff, the New Orleans–based folk group fronted by Alynda Lee Segarra, whose... More >>

  • Dva

    published January 8, 2014

    The beatific Czech male-female duo Dva ("two"), who perform lovely pop-folk songs in imaginary languages, are probably best known for providing... More >>

  • Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality

    published January 8, 2014

    Former Walias Band leader Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian keyboardist whose 1985 solo album was one of the year's more significant international... More >>

  • 'Let Freedom Ring!: A Concert to Benefit Free the Slaves'

    published January 8, 2014

    Socially conscious soul group the Impressions headline this National Human Trafficking Awareness Day concert benefiting Free the Slaves, an... More >>

  • AROUND THE WORLD

    published January 8, 2014

    The annual buffet of worldly sounds known as GlobalFEST returns to Webster Hall with the most diverse dozen acts you’ll see all year. This... More >>

  • Steve Lehman Octet

    published January 8, 2014

    Although his own music can come across as mathematically chilly on record, this composing alto saxophonist burns hot onstage. He's using this... More >>

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