From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter One.

"Come to Jesus today, let him show you the way/You're drifting to far from the shore" “Maybe when I was about ten, I started playing the guitar. I found a guitar… in the house that my father bought, actually. I found something else in there, it was kind of mystical overtones. There was a great … Continue reading From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter One.

Making the internal world work better. The Songs & Voice of Iris DeMent.

"I think she is one of the greatest singers I have ever heard in my life. I heard her on my tribute, went out and bought what was available, which was two albums. Found out she’s a new artist and she can’t get played because she’s too goddamned good. She’s got too much to say, … Continue reading Making the internal world work better. The Songs & Voice of Iris DeMent.

An American Troubadour – Mickey Newbury.

It is not always easy to understand why some artists never seem to escape the spotlight, while others never seem to get the attention they really deserve. Of course, we often disagree of the criteria that should be used measuring the contribution of an artist, but in the case of Mickey Newbury he was early … Continue reading An American Troubadour – Mickey Newbury.

A country song in her own right – Mary Gauthier.

I remember it well. The year was 1999 and I held a record in my hand. There was this strange blurry picture of a woman, I couldn´t see if she was twenty or sixty-four by the picture. I had to turn the cd to see the title properly and I never had heard of her … Continue reading A country song in her own right – Mary Gauthier.

Bob Dylan + Country = True!

  Bob Dylan´s love for country music is well known and started early, as he was listening to the country radio stations already as a child, getting "Grand Ole Opry", "Louisiana Hayride" and lots of other programs conveying the genre, and this music has been following him through all his career. One of his heroes … Continue reading Bob Dylan + Country = True!