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Two Musicians, One Brain A Q&A with AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli   By Geoff Gehman   The first time AJ Swearingen heard Jayne Kelli perform in person, he was impressed by her distinctive singing, expressive songwriting and unusual poise. The first time Kelli heard Swearingen perform in person, she was impressed by more. “If ... Read More
 
Farm to Table to Stage

Farm to Table to Stage

Farm to Table to Stage A Q&A with Kevin Ruch Of Free Range Folk By Geoff Gehman Three members of Free Range Folk were jamming on a tune most bluegrass-fed roots bands would never dream of fiddling with: “Thus Spake Zarathustra,” forever known as the cosmic alarm-clock theme from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Banjo player ... Read More
 
Diamonds in the Coal

Diamonds in the Coal

Diamonds in the Coal A Q&A with Bret Alexander And Pete Palladino Of the Badlees By Geoff Gehman The Badlees are very good at staying in tune by staying fresh. For three decades the central Pennsylvanians have remained vital with infectious roots rock, stick-to-your-soul lyrics and novel projects like the soundtrack to “Lit Riffs,” an ... Read More