New York Times on the City’s Growing Roots Music Scene

The New York Times has a nice piece on something I’ve seen first hand. the rising popularity of Roots Music here in New York. The city that gave you the smoky Greenwich Village folk clubs from the 60’s seems posed to offer the same proving ground for roots and Americana music.

From the article: “There’s another generation of people who want to hear music that’s accessible, that’s not a prefab product, that’s lyric based but not preachy,” said Adam Levy, a guitarist and singer-songwriter who has played on all of Ms. (Norah) Jones’s albums. “If there’s a roots movement in New York now, I think of it in those terms.”

3 thoughts on “New York Times on the City’s Growing Roots Music Scene

  1. February 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Great to see roots music in NYC. I hope the perception of country music evolves beyond the city limits of Nashville.

  2. Baron Lane
    February 29, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Butch – I hear ya man, But I believe that anyone that knows anything about country music knows that the genre does not rise and set on Nashville. Some might say it’s country music’s boot hill ( I wouldn’t, not yet.)

  3. March 9, 2008 at 5:50 am

    A great band out of NY is The Morning Pages. Have a bit of The Band & Gram Parsons in them. There’s a link to them playing in our studio.

    http://www.hearya.com/2007/07/09/hearya-session-5-the-morning-pages/

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