by Sean Jewell :: I’m so late on this, but my buddies over at Hearth Music just reminded me that Anna & Elizabeth, an Appalachian duo who get many of their songs exploring archives and breathing them back to life, are here in Seattle tonight at The Triple Door. These ladies brought a crankie (hand-made old-fashioned story […]

by Sean Jewell :: With a theme as strong as Beats, Rhythms, and Rhymes, Northwest Folklife Festival 2015, held in Seattle Center, has ambitiously embraced hip-hop. Historical narrative, innovative dance, re-interpretation of traditional songs, and a sense of style make up the basis of hip-hop. Like most folk music, hip-hop’s roots can be traced back to its […]