Indie rock trio Hello June have been knocking around West Virginia for some time now, but after an NPR-boosted release from the upcoming album, they should be singing in everyone’s ears by now. Their debut LP Spruce called to mind the 90s-era atmospheric pop of indie rock star, Juliana Hatfield, with a heavy, rock n roll impulse. Their … [Read more…]
I don’t need to mention Betsy DeVos or Jeff Sessions, do I? I don’t want to. Instead, here’s a bit of joy and sorrow from the past week, along with a few primers on International Women’s Day and some solid reasons to celebrate Women’s History Month. First, the joy: Allison Janney Thinks It’s a … [Read more…]
Today in 1925, Hazel Dickens was born in Mercer County, West Virginia. Among the first women to record a bluegrass album, Dickens was known for her high voice and radical politics. She was a feminist, a union activist, and an inspiration to women artists like Emmylou Harris and Naomi Judd who followed her.