WHEN: April 24May 3 WHERE: New Orleans BIG GUNS: Neil Young (pictured), Wilco, Kings of Leon BEN HARPER SEZ: "This and the Voodoo festival are great for the same reason: You're enjoying American music in the city where it was born. The setting demands inspiration."
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »