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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
 It takes an orchestra to constitute the musical republic called TriBeCaStan, but the New York group has two multi-instrumental anchors—Jeff Greene and onetime Milwaukeean John Kruth. On their fourth album, TriBeCaStan weave together an organic fusion of elements, a convincing tapestry of
12.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Musician/author and Milwaukee expat John Kruth checked in with the Shepherd from New York via a quick e-mail to share some good news. He's won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award: I won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for Best Music Biography of the Year for my latest book To Lives To Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt published by Da Capo. Also receiving an award will be Oliver Sa...
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Splitsville (Smiling Fez)

The minor-key sound of the Middle East was long embedded in the Balkans and carried westward by the Crusaders, eventually making its way to Appalachia with the earliest British settlers. Meanwhile it traveled to the Islamic kingdoms of West Africa and was transported to the New World with the slaves . . .

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