R. B. Morris- Going Back to the Sky review

R. B. Morris Going Back to the Sky RBMorris.com Almost half a lifetime ago, back in the early days of No Depression and clandestine, after-work CD crate searching, I tripped across R. B. Morris’ debut album. I imagine the (if the stories told years later were true) creepy owner of the store suggested the album… Continue reading R. B. Morris- Going Back to the Sky review

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Gasoline Lollipops- All the Misery Money Can Buy review

Gasoline Lollipops All the Misery Money Can Buy GasolineLollipops.Com A little swamp rock, a bit retro, alt.country-infused rock ‘n’ roll, Colorado’s Gasoline Lollipops have delivered the Americana album of early Autumn, 2020. From the first lyrics sung by Clay Rose, on the album title track, one’s attention drawn as if magnetized. A bit Roy Orbison,… Continue reading Gasoline Lollipops- All the Misery Money Can Buy review

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Andy Baker- North Country Sky review

Andy Baker North Country Sky AndyBakerMusic.com Michigan veterinarian Andy Baker’s fourth album arrived this summer, and got lost in the shuffle for a bit. But as good things tend to do, it surfaced at just the right time. I’m not saying I’ve been struggling with depression—that is too strong of a word for what I’ve… Continue reading Andy Baker- North Country Sky review

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Bai Kamara, Jr.- Salone review

Bai Kamara, Jr. Salone Moosicus/MIG Music BaiKamara.com The most exciting blues album to reach the Fervor Coulee Bunker this summer arrives by way of Belgium, Bai Kamara Jr. & the Voodoo Sniffers’ deliver Salone. Named for Kamara’s home country Sierra Leone (Salone is the county’s name in the Krio language), this expansive collection of songs… Continue reading Bai Kamara, Jr.- Salone review

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Skinny Dyck- Get to Know Lonesome review

Skinny Dyck– Get To Know Lonesome JBK Records We don’t hear a lot of real country & western music today. Even a down-on-his-luck, rural-based word hack writing on the periphery of the roots music gauntlet seldom comes across the real deal—the head-on-the-bar, teardrops in corrosive whiskey, barstool philosophy variety, punctuated with essential moaning pedal steel.… Continue reading Skinny Dyck- Get to Know Lonesome review

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Lynn Jackson- Lionheart review

Lynn Jackson Lionheart Busted Flat Records First off, an apology to Lynn Jackson and her team. I mistakenly thought this album was being released in September, and therefore set aside writing about Lionheart for months. Imagine my surprise and embarrassment to notice this morning a May 22 release date on the accompanying one-sheet. Although already… Continue reading Lynn Jackson- Lionheart review

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Andrew Alli- Hard Workin’ Man review

Andrew Alli Hard Workin’ Man EllerSoul Records Having spent time immersing himself in the music of those who have inspired him—Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter—Richmond, Virginia harmonica player Andrew Alli unleashed his debut album this spring. Hard Workin’ Man is a refreshing album, for any number of reasons. Alli has a fine… Continue reading Andrew Alli- Hard Workin’ Man review

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NEW Kevin Gordon coming at us: song linked HERE

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Kevin Gordon’s landmark Down to the Well album. To mark the occasion, he is releasing an Down To The Well: Solo Demos Unearthed this Friday via Bandcamp. One single will be out on streaming services but Bandcamp will be the only place to hear the whole thing. He’s also going to do… Continue reading NEW Kevin Gordon coming at us: song linked HERE

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Broke Fuse + Friends- Why Should I Be Blue? review

Broke Fuse + Friends Why Should I Be Blue BrokeFuse.com One-man band Jay Moonah has released a pair of EPs in recent years, and the eight-song Why Should I Be Blue? comes in at just under a half-hour. Succinct, he is. But also enjoyable. This time out, Broke Fuse decided that rather than playing all… Continue reading Broke Fuse + Friends- Why Should I Be Blue? review

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Big Pacific- Welcome to the Party review

Big Pacific Welcome to the Party BigPacificBand.com Coming out of Vancouver Island, Pig Pacific is a group of rock ‘n’ roll vets who have performed around the world (in the case of drummer Nick Dokter, from South Africa to London’s PYE Studio and session work across Canada) with some notable names (keyboardist John Hannah has… Continue reading Big Pacific- Welcome to the Party review

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