Ben Davis Jr.- Suthernahia review

Ben Davis, Jr. Suthernahia BenDavisJr.net Sometime I need rock ‘n’ roll mixed with my roots. I raised myself on The Blasters, Jason & the Scorchers, Steve Forbert, Los Lobos, Idyl Tea, and Carlene Carter. Eventually I found my way to the Long Ryders, The Bottle Rockets, Shelby Lynne, Alejandro Escovedo, and everyone else that No… Continue reading Ben Davis Jr.- Suthernahia review

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Susan Gibson- The Hard Stuff review

Susan Gibson The Hard Stuff SusanGibson.com She wrote one of the biggest country songs of the last quarter century, but most of us are still unfamiliar with Susan Gibson. “Wide Open Spaces” hit #1, is among the Dixie Chicks’ signature songs, and—while obviously great—quite frankly isn’t even Susan Gibson’s best song. That distinction may go… Continue reading Susan Gibson- The Hard Stuff review

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Terri Hendrix- Talk to a Human & Who Is Ann? reviews

Venerable Texas musician and songwriter Terri Hendrix has explored various aspects of her chosen art over the twenty years since she first came to my attention with Places In Between. Most recently she has been focused upon examining human connection through a series of releases, Project 5. The latest installments, Talk To A Human (a… Continue reading Terri Hendrix- Talk to a Human & Who Is Ann? reviews

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Jon Brooks & The Outskirts of Approval- Moth Nor Rust II review

Jon Brooks & the Outskirts of Approval Moth Nor Rust II Fallen Tree Records I first heard Jon Brooks at a folk festival; Edmonton? Calgary? Somewhere else? Details fade, but not impressions: I wanted to hear more. And, I did. I write about music. Not terribly well, certainly not effortlessly or eloquently, but I write.… Continue reading Jon Brooks & The Outskirts of Approval- Moth Nor Rust II review

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Various Artists- Strut My Stuff review

Various Artists Strut My Stuff Modern Harmonic 32-tracks of obscure, formative, and hardcore country from independent labels scattered throughout the States? Yes, please. Do a bit of vinyl bin diving, and you may find a gem or three. Do a lot over a number of years, and you may come up with enough to fill… Continue reading Various Artists- Strut My Stuff review

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Lee Hazlewood- 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 review

Lee Hazlewood 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-1956 Light in the Attic True story, I swear: One of the most painful nights of my life was spent with a table of my wife’s workmates and various associated acquaintances in a pub in north Red Deer. The only thing that was memorable about the eve was that,… Continue reading Lee Hazlewood- 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 review

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Mark Cline Bates- King of the Crows review

Mark Cline Bates King of the Crows MarkClineBates.com The roads navigated by the independent singer-songwriter are as unique as the individual. Mark Cline Bates’ journey has extended from West Virginia to California and back, a jazz scholarship, the West Virginian Police Academy, Mountain Stage, and one imagines a bunch of gigs and studios lost in… Continue reading Mark Cline Bates- King of the Crows review

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