Cornbread Cafe #12

We celebrate the first inaugural Arcadia Folk Festival with mighty tunes from Laura Berman, Faint Peter, Divining Rod, Birds of Chicago, Darlingside, Heather Maloney, The Nields, and Celine Schmink. host, the mongrel music editor, Serafina

Back Porch Festival: Anais Mitchell, Birds of Chicago, Jeffrey Foucault — Massachusetts

The fourth annual Back Porch Festival returns March 1-4, with all-star line-ups of American roots artists at the Academy of Music and The Parlor Room.

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry.

Birds of Chicago began in 2012 when Nero started writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. A cross border band was born.

Foucault has given American poetry some of its most vital lines and his musical searchings have become touchstones of density and durability. Read More …

The Cornbread Cafe #8: Not a Valentine’s Day episode. Unless’n you want it to be.

Tanya Gallagher [explicit lyrics], Kate Lush, The Suitcase Junket, Bumper Jacksons, Faint Peter, Birds of Chicago Read More …

The Cornbread Cafe #6: INTERVIEW with Janie Barnett, too many new tracks to list!

Janie Barnett discusses her gracefully drifting release, You See this River. Welcome! brothers and sisters to Episode #6—of the Cornbread Cafe. I am the mongrel, and I will be your waiter today. Cazh and cozy, we’re located at the five-corners of Blues, Americana, Folk, Country, Read More …

The Cornbread Cafe #4 — Desirae Bronson, Bumper Jacksons, Maggie Baugh, Comanchero & MORE

Welcome! brothers and sisters to Episode #4—of the Cornbread Cafe! Info for musicians’ bios comes directly from the artists or their publicists. Click on names below to visit their websites where you can get the full story, photos, and very often video. I am the Read More …

The Cornbread Cafe #001—Now Serving Roots for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!

Welcome, cousins to Episode #1 of the Cornbread Cafe—your new fave hang-out for the best in a sprawling menu of American Roots music. I am the mongrel, and I’ll be your waiter today. Cazh and cozy, we’re located at the five-corners of Blues, Americana, Folk, Read More …