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Lucinda Williams: Memory Lane

The musician plumbs a beautiful sadness on The Ghosts of Highway 20

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Ten Tom Petty Songs You Should Know

Warren Zanes, the biographer behind Petty, selects a playlist of the musician’s lesser-known numbers

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G&G Interview: Mavis Staples

After more than six decades in the spotlight, Mavis Staples is still one of music’s most soul-stirring voices

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Don Henley’s Next Act

The legendary musician taps his Texas roots for his first solo album in more than a decade

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Ed Helms’s Bluegrass Spirit

With a bluegrass album under his belt and his roots music festival, the Georgia native proves that comedy isn’t his only strong suit

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The Story Behind “Sweet Home Alabama”

Gary Rossington—at age 63, the sole living original member who still plays with the band—on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s place in Southern music history

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New Music From Warren Haynes

Allman Brothers mainstay and guitar icon Warren Haynes explores new ground on Ashes and Dust

In Memoriam

Remembering B. B. King

Remembering the passion and the prowess of the late B. B. King

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Jason Isbell: Feeling Free

The songwriter’s new album soars

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Backstage with the Young King

A book features more than 200 candid images of Elvis Presley

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The New Heavies

Six rising artists putting their own spin on blues and soul

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Soul Shaking with the Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes take a leap––and find themselves at the front of a musical rebirth

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Virginia Visionary: Matthew E. White

With his sophomore release and full-fledged recording studio, Matthew E. White has brought the spirit of Stax to Richmond

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When a ‘Love Shack’ Shook: Today In Southern History

Celebrating The B-52’s 1977 concert debut

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JD McPherson: Red Hot Rock ‘n’ Roll

This Oklahoman channels the hip-shaking fifties and more on his sophomore release

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Benjamin Booker: Rock Star

A Florida kid from a conservative family, twenty-five-year-old Benjamin Booker may seem an unlikely candidate to lead a new wave of blues-influenced musicians. Until he gets onstage, where it’s plain to see his talent is off the charts

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Jerry Lee and Me

When the call came to write Jerry Lee Lewis’s biography, Rick Bragg knew he couldn’t say no

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Shakey Graves: Shaking It Up

This Austin musician proves he’s rock solid

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Now Playing: Old Crow Medicine Show

With a well-deserved induction into the Grand Ole Opry and an eighth album out this summer, the band has come a long way from busking on street corners

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Sturgill Simpson: Country Philosopher

The singer may be “metamodern,” but his music conjures old-school country through and through