Festival Friday: The Big Sur Folk Festivals (1964-1971)

Running on the opposite coast from Newport from 1964-1971, The Big Sur Folk Festival was a different beast entirely.   Starting off as a series of workshops and impromptu sets by Joan Baez, Mimi & Richard Fariña and some of their contemporaries, The Big Sur Folk Festival was intentionally kept a small, intimate event withContinue reading “Festival Friday: The Big Sur Folk Festivals (1964-1971)”

Festival Friday: The 1968 Newport Folk Festival

The 1968 Newport Folk Festival The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, isn’t obscure by any means; in fact, it’s a rather historic and culturally relevant event that still continues (very successfully) today. In terms of the individual yearly events, the ones you mainly hear most about include the 1965 festival where Dylan notoriouslyContinue reading “Festival Friday: The 1968 Newport Folk Festival”

2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix

I’ve recently went over 2,000 followers on my blog’s Instagram account (@recordcratesunited) and I am over the moon with joy and gratitude. So as a thank you to those followers and everyone else involved, I’ve made a mix featuring music by some of those followers and musicians that I’ve reviewed in the past. From folk toContinue reading “2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix”

Animals of Grace – Brambles

We are living in a particularly rough and turbulent time right now, so we certainly need the hopeful sound that can be heard on Animals of Grace’s Brambles. Comprised of guitarist and singer Erika Lundahl and percussionist Doug Indrick, Animals of Grace play gorgeously written songs that are pure as nature with glossy harmonies andContinue reading “Animals of Grace – Brambles”

My Favorite Bootlegged Bob Dylan Tracks Part 1

In case you haven’t heard yet, Bob Dylan just announced the details of the next release in his official Bootleg series. It’s entitled, Another Self-Portrait and it focuses on the sessions for the curious Self-Portrait album from 1970 as well as other unreleased or alternate version of songs that were recorded for New Morning and Nashville Skyline, both from around theContinue reading “My Favorite Bootlegged Bob Dylan Tracks Part 1”