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Despite Distance and Other Commitments, Free Music Trio Boneshaker Thrives on Rapport


“We could laugh while we’re playing. Somebody does something or whatever, and we could laugh. We could look at each other and be smiling, instead of being so serious.”

Free Times | March 27, 2019

Signal to Noise: Amplify Columbia Wants to Create a Cultural Plan for the City. What Does That Mean?



“They were focused on that little box where if you get in the box you can become part of the arts scene. This is about all the people who aren’t in the box. Equity, diversity, inclusion, all those buzzwords that people pay lip service to but never really seem to figure out — we’re going to figure it out.”

Free Times | July 4, 2018

Jake Xerxes Fussell Finds Contemporary Truths in the Hidden Gems of Folk Music


“I didn’t grow up in rural America learning folk songs from my great-grandmother. I have to be transparent about the fact that I am part of this through an intellectual tradition, I guess, if I’m part of any tradition.”

Free Times | February 28, 2018

Send in the Clones | Tribute Bands Thrive in Tertiary Music Markets Like Columbia. Why?


“Everybody wants to be in front of a crowd and be paid well. That wasn’t happening for their cover bands or original acts 10 years ago. And all of a sudden, you figure out that with tributes, you get to play in front of a crowd instead of in front of your girlfriend and her girlfriends.”

Free Times | February 21, 2018

Memory Man | With Marker, Ken Vandermark Synthesizes Sounds to Manipulate Memory


“It’s like gravity in architecture. You can make a building, but you gotta deal with gravity.”

Free Times | February 1, 2018

Natural One | Asheville Guitarist Sarah Louise Draws on Everything for Inspiration — But Especially Nature


“I think the Appalachian landscape just creeps in, and I also think that it’s nice if the music leaves space for whatever sounds might be in someone’s soundscape. If I’m ever listening to my own music — as a way of thinking about mixing or composition — and I hear a bird or cicadas or wind, to me, those sounds always enhance what’s already there.”

Free Times | November 29, 2017

Slow Going | Avant-Rock Virtuoso Shane Parish Offers Radical Meditations on Traditional Folk Songs


“I still like to have an edge. I don’t want to get too good, you know?”

Free Times | November 8, 2017

Marisa Anderson — Into the Light


The thing about American Primitive guitar music is that it’s actually quite advanced.

Free Times | July 1, 2016

Tweaking Tradition | Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Always Pushing the Envelope

“And now ones that didn’t understand what we was doing and wasn’t ready for change, now everybody’s trying to do what we do. Nobody wanted to take the risk of doing what we was doing. But as soon as it started working, everybody wanted to be a part of it.”

Free Times | August 19, 2015

Can’t Kids / Schooner — Split 7” (Sit-n-Spin)

Both Columbia’s Can’t Kids and Durham, North Carolina’s Schooner augment intuitive song structures with unexpected textures.

Free Times | May 27, 2015