folk-music

America Needed a New National Anthem, So Woody Guthrie Wrote ‘This Land Is Your Land’

With renewed debate surrounding ditching ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ it’s a perfect time to reflect on the folk singer’s most famous song, whose anti-capitalist spirit and defiant tone have resonated for 80 years

The 10 Most ‘Confounding’ Moments of Bob Dylan’s Career

Forget ‘going electric at Newport’ — we’re talking about everything from his bizarre New Jersey police run-in to his sublimely terrible IBM commercial

John Prine Was Our Big, Corny, Dopey, Wonderful Uncle

The venerable singer-songwriter wrote unabashedly sentimental songs about drug addicts, the elderly and true love. It's been easy to take his greatness for granted — which is why his health scare and death hit a lot of us so hard