• George Jones (1931-2013)

    George Jones (1931-2013)

    The greatest country singer of all, George Jones has died. James Mann says thank you.

  • Wanee Festival 2013

    Wanee Festival 2013

    Fast becoming one of the most popular festivals in the country, Wanee Music Festival once again brings a delightful mix of top-shelf talent to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 20.

  • “Chicago” Bob Nelson, 1944-2013

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    Chicago Bob Nelson passed away on January 18. James Mann recalls this legendary bluesman.

  • 45 Grave: November 2012

    45 Grave: November 2012

    45 Grave is a monthly column dedicated to a physical music medium that is way too fun to go quietly into digital limbo, no matter how long its author suffers from a turkey coma.

  • 45 Grave: October 2012

    45 Grave: October 2012

    45 Grave is a monthly column dedicated to a physical music medium that is way too fun to go quietly into digital limbo, no matter how eagerly cloud zombies want to fashion the coffin.

  • Joe South, 1940-2012

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    Legendary southern songwriter Joe South died Wednesday of heart failure. James Mann asks Dan Baird to recall “Hush.”

  • Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury

    American writer Ray Bradbury leaves Earth a significant legacy as one of the most influential writers of the latter 20th century. Matt Parish recollects the man and his work, and his personal interactions with Bradbury.

  • Top 19 Dead People of 2010

    Top 19 Dead People of 2010

    Carl F Gauze reviews 19 movers and shakers we’ll miss in the New Year.

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    Carl F Gauze reviews 19 movers and shakers we’ll miss in the New Year.

  • I Love You, You Big Dummy

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    Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart has died of complications from MS at 69 — now that’s some Low Yo Yo stuff. James Mann recalls a genius.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    Fela Kuti Lives

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    Alex Chilton died March 17 in New Orleans. James Mann remembers the man who gave so much to so many.

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