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Music, Hear This Richard Thompson: Show Preview

Richard Thompson: Show Preview

For a musician blessed with such remarkable talents, British folk-rock giant Richard Thompson remains far from a household name beyond his modest cult of fans. One of the founders of pioneering U.K. outfit Fairport Convention, Thompson helped shape the group's…
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Music, Hear This Or, the Whale

Or, the Whale

Or, The Whale is that rare live act that packs a wallop from the stage while still preserving the beautiful nuances of its recordings. The San Francisco–based band draws upon country music without sounding overtly country, and its harmonies evoke…
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Music, Reviewed Tara Jane O'Neil

Tara Jane O'Neil

If this had come out in 1974 instead of '04, Tara Jane O'Neil (ex-Rodan, -Retsin) would no doubt be compared most favorably to U.K. trad-folk icons Shirley & Dolly Collins and Fairport Convention's Sandy Denny. She shares with them an…
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