My new gig covering Americana music for The Guardian
What a busy Spring! A few months ago I was named a contributing writer at The Guardian. My beat is Americana music. Every week I’ll be writing about artists and trends out of Nashville and other music-rich cities. The full archive will soon be up on this site, or you can check here. Among highlights so far have been looks at new albums from Robbie Fulks, Loretta Lynn, Dierks Bentley, Todd Snider, and a Grateful Dead tribute curated by The National.
Then there were the deaths of Merle Haggard and Guy Clark.
I’ve continued to cover the unfolding police reform saga for The Washington Post. However a fun detour was diving deep into the unexpected partnership between “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a museum that is struggling to get off the ground. It ran a few Sundays ago in the Post, read it here.
There IS good news coming out of Chicago. His name is Toronzo Cannon.