Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile & The Violators channel new obsessions from the Jefferson stage on Thursday. Photo by Marina Chavez

Kurt Vile is happily going nowhere slow

Musical gatherings known as pickin’ parties are staples in the bluegrass tradition. These communal jam sessions can be found on the porches of Appalachia, or in the case of musician Kurt Vile, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Before he became an established guitar virtuoso, the first stringed instrument the Philly native picked up was a […]