Posted in January 2018

Introducing… Ghost of Paul Revere

Introducing… Ghost of Paul Revere

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #135 (March 2018) p15. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to guitarist and singer Griffin Sherry about the trio’s unique Maine-grown holler-folk sound ‘Listen, my children, and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.’ With those words, familiar to any American schoolkid, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow evokes a chilly … Continue reading

Beirut & Beyond, December 7-10 2017

Beirut & Beyond, December 7-10 2017

This festival dedicated to promoting the most exciting independent music of the Arab region celebrated its fifth edition this year with a line-up curated by Egyptian musician and composer Maurice Louca (whose Lekhfa album was a Top of the World in #134). It was clear from the ten bands on offer that Louca’s tastes are … Continue reading

My World: Tim Dowling

My World: Tim Dowling

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #135 (March 2018) p72. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the Guardian columnist and author about the banjo and the music that helped him uncover the instrument’s history “One of the greatest things about me is that I’m one of Britain’s slowest banjo players,” Tim Dowling chuckles. The charming, self-deprecating … Continue reading