First Person Singular: Col. Michael J. Colburn, Burke, Director of ‘The President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band,” Washington Post Magazine, Jan. 16, 2013.

The Cowboy in Country Music,” Q&A with author Don Cusic,, Sept. 8, 2011.

Riffing on Identity: Jairo Moreno Examines the Impact of Cultural Expectations on Latin American Musicians,” Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011.

Crowdfunding: The new financing frontier?”, April 1, 2011.

Julia Keefe’s Jazz: The young musician discusses the joys of improvisation and her new tribute to fellow American Indian artist Mildred Bailey,”, April 9, 2009.

After an Inauguration, the Stars Come out to Play,”, Jan. 13, 2009.

“Younger than that now: Uncle Earl comes of age in a new era of old-time,” No Depression, May-June 2007.
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Blues Alley: How Chicago Became the Blues Capital of the World,”, May 1, 2007.

The Real Dreamgirls: How Girl Groups Changed American Music,”, Feb. 1, 2007.

“Iraq’s Exiled Virtuoso,” Smithsonian, November 2006.
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“Wilders: Smashing Success,” No Depression, March-April 2006.
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More music reviews and stories I wrote for No Depression, the now-defunct alt-country/Americana music magazine.