• A Q & A with Sean Watkins

    • Jul 6, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Most folks in the roots music world are very familiar with Sean Watkins, if not through his years as one-third of Nickel Creek (alongside Chris Thile and his sister Sara) or his ongoing Watkins Family Hour project, then certainly through his solo records.
  • A Q & A with Penny & Sparrow

    • Apr 28, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    The two gents who comprise Penny and Sparrow -- Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter -- didn't set out to be musicians.
  • A Q & A with Dori Freeman

    • Mar 27, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    When you come from a musical tradition that includes legendary artists like Hazel and Alice, Loretta Lynn and Ola Belle Reed, you have some mighty big boots to fill.
  • A Q & A with Quiles & Cloud

    • Mar 15, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    The San Francisco-based duo of Quiles & Cloud (Maria and Rory, respectively) reflect the whimsical, bohemian nature that their hometown once embraced and embodied.
  • A Q & A with Laurie Lewis

    • Mar 10, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    It was round-about 50 years ago that Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard started making the music that would blaze a trail for women in bluegrass.
  • A Q & A with Carrie Rodriguez

    • Mar 8, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Having bridged various cultural gaps her whole life, singer/songwriter/fiddler Carrie Rodriguez feels right at home constructing the same sort of unifying structures with her music.
  • A Q & A with Steve Martin

    • Feb 29, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Mere mention of Steve Martin's name instantly evokes a multitude of references to his iconic comedic work over the past five decades.
  • A Q & A with Birds of Chicago

    • Feb 26, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Birds of Chicago -- the duo of JT Nero and Allison Russell -- have never made big splashes with their music.