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2001 Stories by David Hill

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  • Discmania

    published December 27, 2001

    The year 2001 produced its share of catastrophes: major terrorist campaigns in D.C. and New York, a widespread anthrax scare -- and J. Lo's solo... More >>

  • He Saw the Light

    published December 6, 2001

    In 1964, a 22-year-old college dropout named Peter Rowan joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys for what would turn out to be a three-year stint... More >>

  • Shelby Lynne

    published November 29, 2001

    Back in the 1980s, singer Shelby Lynne was supposed to be Nashville's Next Big Thang -- she even recorded a duet with George Jones -- but the girl... More >>

  • Merle Haggard

    published November 15, 2001

    There's a great story behind Roots Volume 1, Merle Haggard's delightful new disc, his second for the Anti- label. By chance, Haggard... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 8, 2001

    If anyone deserves a tribute album, it's Hank Williams, who died on January 1, 1953, in the back of his chauffeured Cadillac touring car, on the... More >>

  • American Beauty

    published October 25, 2001

    One of the enduring myths about the Grateful Dead is that they were better live than in the studio. According to their legion of fans, the cultish... More >>

  • Bob Dylan

    published October 18, 2001

    Like his good friend Johnny Cash, whose last three albums were among his best, Bob Dylan is on a late-career roll. Four years ago, he graced us... More >>

  • Kind of Blue

    published October 11, 2001

    For years, bluegrass was easily one of the most male-dominated musical genres around. All the biggest stars were men, and their bands were all... More >>

  • Buddy & Julie Miller

    published September 27, 2001

    When an album opens with a cover of Richard Thompson's dark and brooding "Keep Your Distance," you know you'd better fasten your seatbelt: It's... More >>

  • A Special Case

    published August 23, 2001

    Three years ago, just after her first solo album, The Virginian, made a big (and well-deserved) splash, Neko Case confessed to a reporter,... More >>

  • Gillian Welch

    published August 23, 2001

    When Gillian Welch's debut album, Revival, appeared in 1996, some music fans questioned the singer's authenticity. How, they wondered,... More >>

  • The Circle Is Unbroken

    published August 2, 2001

    When Norman Blake performs at Swallow Hill on Saturday night, more than a few audience members will probably be there because they bought the... More >>

  • Buffalo Springfield

    published July 26, 2001

    This long-awaited four-CD collection contains nearly every song commercially released by Buffalo Springfield, the short-lived but seminal Los... More >>

  • Patty Loveless

    published July 12, 2001

    Now that twangy, Appalachian-rooted singers like Dolly Parton and Patty Loveless have effectively been banished from the country-music airwaves,... More >>

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