This month Rosanne Cash, Patty Loveless and Maria Muldaur talk at length about their new albums. Reviews this month include a Gospel Set pairing of the Issac’s – Naturally, and the Gaither Vocal Band’s – Reunited.
Other articles in this month’s issue include a main feature on the desperate situation in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia, where mountaintop removal coal mining is destroying the Appalachian Mountain range, the culture of Appalachia, and endangering the lives of people in the valley.
America adores its Adirondacks and reveres the Rockies, while the Appalachian Mountains – with their impoverished and alienated population – are dismantled by coal moguls who dominate state politics and have little to prevent them from blasting the physical landscape to smithereens – Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Album reviews include:
- Sam Bush – Circles Around Me
- Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
- Ricky Skaggs – Songs My Dad Loved
- Ralph Stanley – Can’t You Hear The Mountains Calling
- Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
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