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April 29, 2017

Though I noted the subject had been touched on, I felt like there was more to add in regards to the Mexican ballads referencing the drug trade, known as “narcocorridos”. There are all types of ‘corridos’, ranging from those honoring war heroes to immigration advocacy,...

December 2, 2015

The ideals of traditional folk music seem to clash with the progressive philosophies of feminism. Most all topics of traditional folk music allude to gender inequality, which is understandable when considering the time period in which folk music began. While there are...

October 22, 2015

Eileen is a musical group inspired by the creation of murder ballads from a heroine’s perspective. The Chicago based group includes Becky Poole and Christine Stulik who vocalize dark canons with instruments such as the banjo, saw, accordion, and ukulele. Their music fo...

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