The Harmed Brothers- Across the Waves review

The Harmed Brothers- Across the Waves Fluff & Gravy Records TheHarmedBrothers.com Americana’s emerging Steely Dan, The Harmed Brothers create complex roots music, accessible and challenging. Built around songwriting duo Ray Vietti (vox and acoustic guitar) and Alex Salcido (vox, keyboards, banjo, and guitar), The Harmed Brothers’ Across the Waves reflects unbridled delight. Recorded in Cincinnati,… Continue reading The Harmed Brothers- Across the Waves review

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Victor Wainwright and The Train- Memphis Loud review

Victor Wainwright and The Train Memphis Loud Ruf Records VictorWainwright.com A stunning stew of blues- and roots-drenched, piano- and B3-based rock ‘n’ roll, the type of music not frequently encountered. Memphis’ oft-awarded Victor Wainright brings The Train to the crossroads of Power and Soul, allowing original songs time to ferment in the all-encompassing brew of… Continue reading Victor Wainwright and The Train- Memphis Loud review

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Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton- Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton review

Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton- Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton Smithsonian Folkways “That’s the old music,” is how Gaither Carlton, Doc Watson’s father-in-law once reportedly described that contained within the iconic Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music. It is a subject Carlton knew well, as did Watson. These recordings, contemporaneous to music released on… Continue reading Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton- Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton review

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Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair and Jesse McReynolds reviews

Two reviews have been published at Country Standard Time. Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair have worked together previously, but this is their first album of duets. We don’t hear from Grand Ole Opry and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Jesse McReynolds as frequently as once we did, but when the 90-year old legend decides… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair and Jesse McReynolds reviews

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Maya Rae- Can You See Me? review

Maya Rae Can You See Me? Black Hen Music Before getting to the music, one benefits understanding the genesis of this unusual rhythm & blues-roots album. After writing with her brother Gabriel Evan, Maya Rae felt prepared to record their songs. A demo made its way to celebrated British Columbia-Nashville producer and all around roots… Continue reading Maya Rae- Can You See Me? review

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Adam Karch- Everything Can Change review

Adam Karch Everything Can Change AdamKarchMusic.com Bros.ca Montreal’s Adam Karch returns with an album that matches and advances his previous Moving Forward. “Everything Can Change” provides the self-same titled album with a timely theme and foundational anchor: “We’re all in this together, we make our own skies blue,” he sings. As we enter our second-month… Continue reading Adam Karch- Everything Can Change review

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100 mile house & Jay Aymar reviews

100 mile house Love and Leave You (Fallen Tree Records)Jay Aymar Your Perfect Matador (Fallen Tree Records) Acceptance and forbearance, inevitability and uncertainty: throw in a couple love songs, and you have most every folk album made since ‘folk’ evolved from the Ewan MacColl definition of the genre. Tho’, to be true, the folk songs… Continue reading 100 mile house & Jay Aymar reviews

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Mark Erelli- Blindsided review

First, an apology. Mark Erelli’s Blindsided deserves better from me. But, as sometimes happens, I couldn’t find the stream of words needed: the more I wrote, the further into the weeds I got—a feat considering there is still a foot and a half of snow outside the window. Finally, I stopped writing and considered what… Continue reading Mark Erelli- Blindsided review

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Ayla Brook & the Sound Men- Desolation Sounds review

Ayla Brook & the Sound Men Desolation Sounds Fallen Tree Records I’m alone but I’m not lonesomeNever one that once was winsomeNot too handy or too handsomeBut I sure do like to play someand I can be a foolLose the plot and lose my coolI lose my keys but not my conscienceTell me do you… Continue reading Ayla Brook & the Sound Men- Desolation Sounds review

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Della Mae- Headlight review

Della Mae Headlight Rounder Records Walking in the footsteps of a woman I don’t knowAnd though we’ve been moving slow we’ve gotten somewhereWalking in the footsteps of a woman I haven’t metBut I’ve seen her on the internet a-crying. These words open the latest album from Della Mae. It is a powerful initial statement, one… Continue reading Della Mae- Headlight review

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