On the Fringe

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The Forest for the Trees: Khonnor

The Forest for the Trees: Khonnor

Connor Long (born July 24, 1986) is an electronic musician from St. Johnsbury, Vermont (originally from New London, New Hampshire) who releases music under the name Khonnor. He has published works under several other names, including Grandma, and I, Cactus. He uses low-tech instruments such as a cheap microphone and an old computer, an amp, […]

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Unknown Legend: The Search for Rodriguez

Unknown Legend: The Search for Rodriguez

by Cayetano Garza Jr.  In 1967 an enigmatic Mexican-American folk singer named Rodriguez put out his first single “I’ll Slip Away” on a small label called Impact. Three years later he would sign to Sussex Records, an offshoot of a label called Buddah Records, and released two albums – Cold Fact in 1970 and Coming […]

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The Four Most Country Albums by Non-Country Artists

The Four Most Country Albums by Non-Country Artists

These albums aren’t considered country albums. You won’t find them in the country section of a record store.

by Cayetano Garza Jr.  Arguably, the 70’s was a hotbed for what would eventually be labeled Country Rock by the 80’s and morph into what we now define as Americana. This genre designation is surprisingly vague as much as it is descriptive because it allowed enough leeway for aging 60’s rock and rollers and protest […]