Between Heaven And Earth - MCR 9.3.14
Seth Walker. Photo by Zack Smith.
A Saturday night/Sunday morning dichotomy is oft cited as one reason why country and roots music so effectively captures the human condition. Artists from Hank Williams to Marty Stuart have been hailed for being reverent in one song and rascals in another. They sing of sin and its atonement. People are shown loving their families and their maker but straying into self-indulgence and self-destruction too. Because people are complex. And so is this week’s lineup at Roots, with artists who’ve embraced earthy soul and down-home fun as well as music as a vehicle to reach spiritual heights.