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Inside Marty Stuart's Forgotten Native American Opus 'Badlands'

Ten years since its release, Stuart's musical tribute to the Lakota Sioux is as poignant as ever By Michael Streissguth When he hits the road this fall, Marty Stuart will take a few minutes to tell the story of Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota, his daring concept album about the Lakota Sioux, released 10 years ago this October. It's a decidedly under-the-radar release, and no doubt...

Orthophonic Joy - 2015 - From Birthplace of Country Music

In 1927 people came down from the mountains to Bristol, Tennessee to record their mountain music. They ended up making history. In 2014, we're making history again. Rusty Morrell is the mastermind behind this project, and in conjunction with Carl Jackson, is producing the album "Orthophonic Joy - The Bristol Sessions Revisited". Set to be released in Spring 2015, "Orthophonic Joy: The...

Marty Stuart: Memory Keeper

by Julia Reed - Garden & Gun Magazine photos by David McClister Marty Stuart may be one of country music's greats, but these days he's more concerned with preserving the legends of those who came before him It's a frigid night in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am standing backstage at the two-thousand-seat Bass Performance Hall, where Marty Stuart and his band, the Fabulous...

Conserving His Roots With Memories and Music

Marty Stuart Preserves Country in New Music and Photos by Larry Rohter photo by Jacob Blickenstaff for The New York Times When the country music singer Marty Stuart first went on the road, at 13 with Lester Flatt’s bluegrass band, he took with him not only a mandolin and a guitar, but also a camera. Even at that tender age, he was intent on documenting the genre’s rich history...

Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives On World Cafe

Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives can melt your heart with four-part harmonies, rock your bones with honky tonk, and dazzle you with picking worthy of their name. They even take you to church on their new, partially gospel-influenced double album, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. As a child prodigy, Stuart played fiddle and mandolin with bluegrass musician Lester Flatt. He found...