Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fifty Years Of Music Tracks Worth Noting

Tennessee Troubadours                                                                      Ben Shahn

We can always count on PowerLine to bring us timely, informative, and entertaining posts about news from the world of music. Scott Johnson contributed two recent posts. Today he brings the world-class guitarist, Tony Rice, to our attention. Johnson notes that Rice is not well known outside world of  "bluegrass/newgrass/folk world" and deserving of far wider recognition. Last week he wrote about the great folk revival artist, Tom Rush, whose career now spans fifty years and shows no sign of stopping. Johnson says this: "If Rush has ever recorded a mediocre track, I haven't heard of it."  Also last week, Paul Mirengoff wrote about the Beatles performing in Washington two days after their Ed Sullivan Show appearance in 1964. His post includes links to comments from some of the folks both on stage and in the audience as well as a nine minute video of the event.

As always, the PowerLine music posts lead to interesting comment threads. I hope you enjoy them along with the fine sounds that are likely to descend from the thoughts of Johnson and Mirengoff.

Photo: Maynardville, Tennessee, October, 1935, for the Farm Security Administration. Library of Congress.

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