The Summer 2016 issue follows the theme of “Homegrown,” looking closely at family bands, sibling duos, and local music scenes that have been built on the strength of family connections. The Gulf Coast, California, the Pacific Northwest, upstate New York, and the UK are spotlighted, as we explore homegrown movements in roots music.
Long features: Sibling duos from the Louvin Brothers to the Secret Sisters / 25 years of Kill Rock Stars, from Bikini Kill to the Decemberists / A new generation of English folksingers / Candi Staton / California’s Ash Grove Music Club / Levon Helm’s midnight rambles / The Ardoin family carries zydeco into the future
Short features: Martin Carthy / King Creosote / The Cactus Blossoms / Matthew and Jill Barber / The Gibson Brothers / Allison Moorer interviews Elizabeth Cook / Ben Jaffe, Luke Winslow-King, Ani DiFranco, and the new New Orleans / Jimbo Mathus, Luther Dickinson, Bobby Rush, and Mississippi’s music legacy / homemade instruments
Photos/Art: - Photos from inside Levon Helm’s barn, by Paul LaRaia - Homemade zines and fliers from the ‘90s DIY movement - Illustration by Drew Christie, Howard Rains, Jenny Ritter, and Ariana Dixon - Cover art by Colin Sutherland