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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

Artists

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

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Arts & Culture

A country music icon, five-time Grammy award winner, member of the Grand Ole Opry, and a passionate photographer

The G&G Interview

Thirty years after walking away from music, Bill Withers joins the ranks of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame royalty

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Artists

Take a tour of luthier Randy Wood’s workshop

Music

Singer Paul Janeway and his bandmates are keeping Alabama’s musical legacy humming

Artists

The Drive-By Truckers front man has spent two decades giving voice to the grace and grit of life in the South. With the release of the band’s twelfth album, he’s proving he still has plenty to say

Music

Discover six of the year’s best albums you might have missed

Music

With a new album and an old focus, the North Mississippi Allstars get back to blues basics

The G&G Interview

The daughter of Johnny Cash opens up about the inspiration behind her new album and her favorite memory of her dad

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Artists

With a rollicking homegrown sound, the 
duo Shovels & Rope is as diggable as they come

Music

The Texas songbird on her latest album, Willie Nelson, and dirty jokes

Music

Led by a voice that’s pure heart, 
the Alabama Shakes hold firm to their roots

Books

A new memoir takes us backstage with the Louvin Brothers

Artists

Scott and Seth Avett play some 200 gigs a year, but when the music stops, there’s no place they’d rather be than their North Carolina home

Artists

The Secret Sisters bring a throwback sound and sensibility to Nashville

Music

Listen to a track from Darius Rucker’s new album, Charleston, SC 1966

Music

Blending bluegrass with a range of styles, mandolin player Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers are pushing the boundaries of acoustic music

Music

A true story of music, magic, and a long night in the desert with Bo Diddley

The G&G Interview

Marshall Chapman sits down with singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert