Time for me to whip out the ol' musical scale and weigh the merits of 2011's albums, songs and shows. Here are my picks.
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Contemporary folk artist Gregory Alan Isakov gives Hear Nebraska insight into his writing process, landing a song on Showtime's "Californication," and sleeping with goats.
See HN photographer Shannon Claire's photos from Wednesday of Lincoln Calling, including The So-So Sailors, Larry and His Flask, Cornerstone Dub, Fierce Bad Rabbit, McCarthy Trenching, Tie These Hands, The Killigans and more.
South of Lincoln takes on "I Think It's Best (If I Leave)" by It's True at Take Cover (Lincoln), Sept. 16 at the Zoo Bar.
Bearded troubador Max Holmquist stops by the studio to play a few songs and to talk about writing nostalgia.
After a tour to the East Coast, traveling 10 days around Nebraska on a writing/recording tour was illuminating.
Max Holmquist managed to silence the crowd at Duffy's Tavern at his release party for Monsters/Bathroom Sessions. See what you missed in these photos from HN contributor Natasha Richardson.
Max Holmquist transcends Homes with soul-searching songs and sparser presentation. This is how folk music should be.
South of Lincoln's performance at a long-term care facility in Firth, Neb., prompts an emotional response, from the artist.
Nebraska folk singers set out on trip to record an EP and make a documentary.