by Sean Jewell:: Northwest Film Forum has announced the full lineup for Local Sightings Film Festival, and among a ton of other great looking movies is Beth Harrington‘s The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes, and the Course of Country Music. This will be the Seattle premier for Harrington’s film, which was years in the […]


This KEXP special radio show is all about American traditional songs. The one’s that have been around forever, sung by everybody, and have a million versions. Songs about folk legends like John Henry and Casey Jones, to trains called The Midnight Special and places like St James Infirmary and The House Of The Rising Sun. […]


Playback this special program featuring all kinds of songs about loggers, timber, trucks, green chains, chokers, lumberjacks, stirring coffee with your thumb, and other stuff that characterize the old-time Northwest heritage. It’s all in anticipation of Northwest Timber Revival on Saturday Aug 30th in Hoquiam, WA. You’ll hear topical songs about timber from Johnny Cash, Buck Miner, George […]


Listen to 3 hours of music via KEXP‘s streaming audio archive until July 9th. Just click the link! Yes, Led Zeppelin were fans of the blues. They did Robert Johnson‘s “Traveling Riverside Blues” (1937) in 1969 and it eventually appeared on the expanded Coda LP. Though it’s not a straight up cover of the song, […]


You can listen to this radio show right here, right now, from KEXP‘s streaming archive until May 28th. It’s like magic! This one is a “super sunshiny” feel-good kinda show with a wide variety of music from artists you love, bands you forgot, and albums you need. There’s also great songs like Lightnin’ Hopkins‘ “Shaggy […]

Oxford American Southern Music Issue 15

Every year we write on these pages about what a cool mag Oxford American is. And although all issues of this “quarterly magazine of good southern writing” are great, it’s the annual Southern Music Issue that grabs headlines with a double CD (included) of songs from a particular southern state. This year it’s the great state […]