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8 items by Jonathan Bernstein

  • Working Man's Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard

    Working Man's Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard | ALBUM REVIEW

    Merle Haggard is still country music's standard-bearer of blue-collar authenticity, and this collection – part tribute, part label showcase – features hard-partying Nashville heartthrobs like Jake Owen and Dustin Lynch pledging allegiance and hoping...

    April 4, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • All-Stars Give Paul Simon the Tribute Treatment at Carnegie Hall

    All-Stars Give Paul Simon the Tribute Treatment at Carnegie Hall | ARTICLE

    It's some surprise that it took ten years for producer Michael Dorf's annual tribute concerts to honor the music of Paul Simon. With its wealth of sounds and styles, Simon's songbook provided an ideal backdrop for...

    April 1, 2014 12:20 PM ET
  • Drive-By Truckers Return to Simplicity on 'English Oceans'

    Drive-By Truckers Return to Simplicity on 'English Oceans' | ARTICLE

    When discussing the Drive-By Truckers' 12th album English Oceans (due March 4th), Mike Cooley, the band's co-lead singer and guitarist, is quick to draw a connection to Alabama Ass Whuppin', a raucous live record the group re-released...

    December 3, 2013 11:15 AM ET
  • Todd Snider Salutes Hard Working Americans in New Band

    Todd Snider Salutes Hard Working Americans in New Band | ARTICLE

    For his latest project, Todd Snider was encouraged to start spending time with musicians his own age. "One day Chad Staehly pointed out to me that I spend a lot of time with my heroes and avoid...

    November 12, 2013 3:25 PM ET
  • Norah Jones, Jason Isbell and More Celebrate Bob Dylan's Music

    Norah Jones, Jason Isbell and More Celebrate Bob Dylan's Music | ARTICLE

    Dylan Fest returned to New York City last night to celebrate the music of Bob Dylan as part of an 11th annual set of concerts raising money for Sweet Relief, an organization that helps musicians in...

    November 12, 2013 8:20 AM ET
  • Avett Brothers' New Album: 'There's Some Sparkly-Eyed Wonderment'

    Avett Brothers' New Album: 'There's Some Sparkly-Eyed Wonderment' | ARTICLE

    "We feel really lucky to get it out there. We wish we could do it even more," Scott Avett says of his band’s upcoming record, Magpie and the Dandelion. Having just wrapped up soundcheck, the Avett Brothers...

    October 14, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • The Avett Brothers Showcase New Songs at Hotel Bar

    The Avett Brothers Showcase New Songs at Hotel Bar | ARTICLE

    "This has been an interesting show, I feel like I’ve learned so much," Scott Avett announced toward the end of the Avett Brothers' set Wednesday night at New York City's McKittrick Hotel. The show was a taping...

    September 26, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • The National Take the Big Stage in Brooklyn

    The National Take the Big Stage in Brooklyn | ARTICLE

    Matt Berninger surveyed the massive crowd in disbelief early Wednesday night at Brooklyn's  Barclays Center. The National, suddenly placed in front of the largest headlining crowd of their 14-year career, had just finished playing "Mistaken for...

    June 6, 2013 12:40 PM ET
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