Topic Records is set to launch “The Great Big Digital Archive Project,” with 84 downloadable folk albums and digital booklets becoming available this month. Six to ten albums will be released each month throughout the year. Many of these records, originally released from the ‘50s to the ‘70s, have been out of print for some time.
In this one question interview, Rosanne Cash talks about the most significant risks she’s taken in her career.
Bruce Springsteen has been named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year. In February, he’ll be honored with a tribute concert featuring Mavis Staples, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Emmylou Harris, and more.
PopMatters’ Jason Leahey wrote a feature on Mike Cooley.
Kelly Dearmore interviewedCody Canada and Seth James of The Departed.
Jesse Sykes’ remembrance of Levon Helm was named Voice Media Group’s best music writing of 2012.
Duane Sparks has joinedJoe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers following Adam McIntosh’s departure from the group.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.