‘The songs of Stephen Foster…have been a source of inspiration to every writer of popular songs.’ While deeply influential, Foster’s short life was not without controversy or hardship.
Called a ‘New Dylan’ when he came onto the music scene, John Prine has penned some of the greatest country and folk songs of the last 50 years.
The sort of love professed in ‘Closer’ is the complicated love that marks all of Father John Misty’s music. It at once loathes the self and longs for unity with the divine.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel acceptance speech could almost have been written to illustrate the famous words on ‘tradition and the individual talent’ from an earlier Nobel laureate.
Bob Dylan is the Boomer Beyoncé— moments of true genius imbued by a generation with cultural significance that demands fealty and is aghast at the slightest criticism.
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