Ann Powers http://apr.org en First Listen: St. Paul And The Broken Bones, 'Half The City' http://apr.org/post/first-listen-st-paul-and-broken-bones-half-city About a year ago, I saw St. Paul and the Broken Bones perform at a tiny club in Tuscaloosa, Ala., called the Green Bar. The Birmingham band's six members squeezed onto the stage, looking like ragtag school kids. Singer Paul Janeway, nerd-tastic in spectacles and a Sunday suit, unfurled a handkerchief. He started to croon, then shout and wail.<p>The two horn players rang the blues; the rhythm section slipped into a hot pocket; the guitarist pulled out some nimble riffs. Janeway kept hitting notes that I'd only heard before from soulful elders like Bobby Bland. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:30:53 +0000 Ann Powers 46672 at http://apr.org First Listen: St. Paul And The Broken Bones, 'Half The City' Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter http://apr.org/post/holding-music-history-your-hands-why-archives-matter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as1rsZenwNc</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:18:33 +0000 Ann Powers 40813 at http://apr.org Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss http://apr.org/post/90s-nostalgia-revisited-6-musicians-we-miss <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AOVf9p9ht4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5COHP3KZuq4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKcXIFi-Rc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4OJFWgF9os</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUFObCZtGWQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOkg4jFNus</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:23:00 +0000 Ann Powers 37799 at http://apr.org '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss Country Music's Year Of The Woman http://apr.org/post/country-musics-year-woman <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yg05svXp98</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZfj2Ir3GgQ</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:11:00 +0000 Ann Powers 31804 at http://apr.org Country Music's Year Of The Woman Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak http://apr.org/post/springsteens-american-dream-beautiful-and-bleak <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYriU4bhW7I</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:06:00 +0000 Ann Powers 13614 at http://apr.org Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak