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Redneck Chic and the Return of Gretchen Wilson

I think I am only slightly exaggerating when I say that being a redneck is sort of fashionable right now. Ever since the white working class proved decisive in the 2016 presidential election, both major parties are re-evaluating their relationship with an “embarrassing” voting bloc they believed they could ignore with impunity.  However, over a year ago, even before Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination, yours truly cautioned against writing

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The Little Giant of Blue-Eyed Soul

I saw the danger, yet I walked Along the enchanted way. . . . “On Raglan Road” More than three months now and I just can’t get the music of Van Morrison out of my heart and feet. After five full decades his voice, his songs, his high-art approach to backstreet blue ballads and stonegood rocking continues to astonish and humble and anchor. When I was young, I heard his

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An Evening with Escaping Pavement

Last night, the Wild Goose Meeting House was privileged to host Escaping Pavement, a duo who have performed at venues all over the country this summer. Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz classify themselves as “Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass.” US Represented talked to Emily and Aaron before the show to learn a little about their background and how they developed their signature sound. US Represented: Your website bio says that

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