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Rock Rewind: Bob Dylan “The Times They Are a-Changin'”

He’s in his 70’s now, and he can barely sing (not that he was ever known for his pristine vocal abilities), but the legendary Bob Dylan announced this week that starting in October he’ll be embarking on a fall tour that hits 41 cities. While Dylan’s initial claim to fame was as a folk singer in the 1960s, his lasting influence on rock music can’t be denied–especially the social consciousness […]

Pete Seeger

RIP, Folk Legend Pete Seeger

Singer-songwriter Pete Seeger, a man who was foundational in the shaping of modern folk music in America, died Monday of natural causes in a New York hospital, the New York Times reports. He was 94. While he was never what many would consider a chart success as a solo artist during his 70-plus-year career, there are few today in American music who have not felt Pete Seeger’s influence, most especially […]

Roy Harper

Folk Icon Roy Harper Charged With Sexual Assault of a Young Girl

UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, a noted folk/rock singer with over 30 albums to his credit and cited as an influence by many artists, has been accused of nine counts of sexual assault of a child, the BBC reports. Harper is due in court to answer the charges on Monday, November 18. The crimes, according to police, are said to have occurred between 1975 and 1977 in Herefordshire, and all relate […]


Folk Legend Richie Havens Passes Away

For the second time this week, the music community has lost a key figure in its history. Richie Havens, a folk singer known for his soulful spin, his political leanings and as the leadoff act for Woodstock, passed away from a heart attack in his New Jersey home on Monday, April 22. He was 72. Havens first came to prominence in the folk revival scene of Greenwich Village in the […]


The MIMO Interview: Ivan & Alyosha

Seattle-based folk-pop act Ivan & Alyosha have been hard at work over the past few years, building a following by heavy touring in support of their two earlier EPs, The Verse, The Chorus and Fathers Be Kind. They first came on the national radar thanks to NPR, who has featured the band several times over the past couple of years. Now, Ivan & Alyosha (named after two characters from The […]


Beth Orton “Sugaring Season”: Transition Complete

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Since the mid-1990s, Beth Orton has been mainly known for pioneering the hybrid sound known as “folktronica.” During the decade of the aughts, she began leaving the “tronica” part behind, and embracing the “folk” part—especially evident in 2006’s Comfort of Strangers. With Sugaring Season, Orton’s first release in six years (available tomorrow in the U.S.), the transition is complete: this is most definitely not the Beth Orton that we started […]