Part of "THE INDEPENDENTS, a mammoth music festival"
New York City's Tompkins Square Label released a dizzying array of important music in its first year, ranging from underground jazz giants (Ran Blake, Charles Gayle and Bern Nix), four acclaimed volumes of solo acoustic guitar music past and present (Imaginational Anthem Vols. 1& 2, A Raga For Peter Walker, Berkeley Guitar), English folk (Sharron Kraus), reissues (Robbie Basho, Harry Taussig), and experimental acid-folk from Texas (Shawn David McMillen). 2007 promises more exciting sounds, with new albums by country music legend Charlie Louvin (w/ Will Oldham, members of Lambchop, George Jones and others), UK 12-string upstart James Blackshaw, as well as 87 year old Virginian country singer / Alan Lomax-discovery Spencer Moore.
Added by Josh Carr on January 4, 2007