Tagged: Music

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Kevin Galloway’s Solo Journey

Thomas Mooney writes for the Wide Open Country about musician Kevin Galloway and his new album, “The Change”. The article starts with the Campbell quote: “Follow Your Bliss”. It sets the tone for the telling...

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The Modern Myth of Rock & Roll

Wayne Wise writes for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette about Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. Hyden uses Joseph Campbell’s the Hero’s Journey structure to tell the...

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Heroic Jazz Music – Kamasi Washington

Nate Chinen writes for the website Pitchfork about Kamasi Washington’s new album, Heaven and Earth. Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader, who recently released his second full-length album. According to his...

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The Beatles: Myth or Fact?

Todd Leopold writes for CNN.com about The Beatles, their success and the stories that were told of them. According to Leopold, the group’s fame grew so big that the myths revolving the band became...

Joseph Campbell and The Grateful Dead

Nicholas Meriwether writes for Dead.net about Joseph Campbell’s relationship with the band Grateful Dead. Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, both members of the band, were Campbell’s fans first, and invited him for dinner. After...

Blake Berglund: Archetypes in Country Music

Blake Berglund, country singer/songwriter, released “Realms”, a Joseph Campbell influenced album, in 2017 but articles about him haven’t stopped popping up! Berglund believes in his audience’s intelligence, and isn’t willing to leave his Campbell...

Expression Of The Oppressed

In a country where freedom of speech is seriously compromised, artists must find another way to express themselves. This article by The Calvert Journal writes about Russian rapper Oxxxymiron, who “dedicated an entire verse to...

Rocking Through Time

Chuch Klosterman writes for the New York Times Magazine about Rock and Roll, it’s origins and current influences. The genre created in the Unites States in the late 40s, and it is still today an...

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The Grateful Dead and Campbell

Joseph Campbell’s work has undoubtedly inspired countless artists, however, one might be surprised to hear that The Grateful Dead are included in this list of cultural icons who studied Campbell’s work. Campbell, in fact,...