Basia Bulat’s Pop Transformation

Secret City Records

Break-ups pretty much always suck. But when you’re a songwriter, at least you might be able to get some material out of it. Not so long ago, the Canadian songwriter and singer Basia Bulat suffered her own difficult split. She pulled herself together, wrote a set of acoustic breakup songs, and drove south from Toronto to Louisville,… Continue reading Basia Bulat’s Pop Transformation

The Music Collector

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When a friend showed Nathan Salsburg some old records he had come across while clearing out an abandoned house, Salsburg at first wasn’t interested. He’s the curator for the Alan Lomax Archive, so he knows most old records are junk. But when he saw a rare 78-rpm Mississippi John Hurt, he knew his friend was onto something. That… Continue reading The Music Collector