As commonly conceived, there are no more diametrically opposed musical descriptors than “folk” and “classical.” The former term suggests a populist tradition, one defined by a decentralized mode of gradual, organic growth, whereas the latter connotes formal institutions, rigorous systems.
Old school blues musician T-Model Ford is about to drop an album with some new school friends from Seattle, the duo GravelRoad. New CD from T-Model Ford w/GravelRoad Turning 90 this year (though no one’s sure of his exact birth date), Mississippi-born T-Model Ford shows no signs of slowing down. With a national album dropping on January 12 and a national tour kicking off in February, he still rocks harder than musicians half his age. …
Nice ta meetcha. My name, as you might have gathered, is Cary Clarke and this, as you might also have gathered, is me introducing myself as the bouncing baby boy (read: caffeine-addled 29-year-old intern) of the programming team here at…