1. totalvibration:

    image

    Maybe it’s just me, but in the years following Jack Rose’s passing, it felt like American Primitive guitarists took a moment not only to grieve but also to wonder what this music meant going forward. It was never lost, just needed time to regroup and, boy, has 2013 been overwhelming in the best possible way.

    Over at NPR Music, I’ve written about 5 current releases that celebrate and extend American Primitive music, but you and I both know that’s limiting. Here is a list of 36 notable LPs, tapes and digital-only albums by artists that would’ve made Jack Rose grin ear to ear, with a few reissues to dig into. 

    Read on»

    Bill Orcutt Photo: Hans van der Linden via Flickr

  2. Once Daniel Bachman zeroes in on the center of a song, it’s easy to get lost in it yourself. From a foot-stomping reel to the reflective and tumultuous title track from Seven Pines, watch the American Primitive-style acoustic guitarist’s two-song set at the NPR Music office, then hear an interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition. 
Photo: Ryan Smith/NPR

    Once Daniel Bachman zeroes in on the center of a song, it’s easy to get lost in it yourself. From a foot-stomping reel to the reflective and tumultuous title track from Seven Pines, watch the American Primitive-style acoustic guitarist’s two-song set at the NPR Music office, then hear an interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

    Photo: Ryan Smith/NPR

  3. Hear “Copperhead” from acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Daniel Bachman’s Seven Pines. The eight-minute track “rattles and burns like a hot iron on leather, worn strings buzzing with brimstone.”

    Hear “Copperhead” from acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Daniel Bachman’s Seven Pines. The eight-minute track “rattles and burns like a hot iron on leather, worn strings buzzing with brimstone.”