The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Vintage Gold is an occasional segment that honors the greats of yesterday; in February, we honored Black musicians for Black History Month.  Among the many iconic music moments on the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White’s favorite song stands out. He wordlessly pulls a twelve inch record out of a dusty sleeve and places the needle onto the wax. … Continue reading The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

D Fine Us copes with our post-truth era via debut blues single Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Before 2008, the term “post-truth” had referred to the nonsensical rhetoric of the Bush administration; however, Oxford Dictionaries mark the first recorded use of the phrase in The Nation in 1992, via an essay that criticized the handling of American gaffes over several decades. … Continue reading