After my sabbatical, I find that there is almost too much folk music to talk about! But I’ll try to get a handle on it and share the coolest bits of May’s abundance of riches with you.
The blues is no stranger to Ann Arbor. The inverse is also true. In fact our town is in the history books as the host of some of the most important blues events ever, including the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals of the early 1970’s and between 1992 and 2006.
Hereupon the fifth month of the year, I sat down to make a “Top 5” favorite local rock songs – so far – of 2012. With the death of CD’s, it seems like the MixTape is undoubtedly back to being on actual tape. Actually, some of the songs listed here are available only in the cassette format.
Tony Rice may no longer sing, but he’s as dynamic as ever; still mesmerizing crowds with wicked acoustic guitar skills that shift from ambient folk to blazing bluegrass in the blink of an eye.
The Encarta World English Dictionary defines moxie as courage combined with inventiveness. That definition applies aptly to The Moxie Strings, the duo of fiddler Diana Ladio and cellist Alison Lynn.