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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The SteelDrivers- Bad for You review

 The SteelDrivers Bad For You Rounder Records With multiple Grammy nominations under their collective waistbands, and a win for Bluegrass Album of the Year for their latest, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, expectations are always high for The SteelDrivers. Almost five years since their latest was released, and with a third lead singer now in the… Continue reading The SteelDrivers- Bad for You review

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Thunder and Rain- Passing in the Night review

Thunder and RainPassing in the NightThunderAndRainMusic.com A most pleasing recording, Thunder and Rain’s latest continues the acoustic Americana magic the Golden, Colorado-based group has shown over two previous albums and a couple EPs. The quartet resides in that sweetest of spots, a natural sounding meeting of bluegrass, country, folk, and pop, more aggressive and grounded… Continue reading Thunder and Rain- Passing in the Night review

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Jeremy Garrett- Circles review

Jeremy Garrett Circles Organic Records The Infamous Stringdusters have been creating their increasingly lively and diverse interpretation of bluegrass for almost fifteen years. As the group’s fiddler and one of three primary vocalists, Jeremy Garrett has been central to their development as the music’s most progressive (and subsequently perhaps divisive) group. While recent songs are… Continue reading Jeremy Garrett- Circles review

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The Gina Furtado Project- I Hope You Have a Good Life review

The proverbial kiss-off: I hope you have a good life. Does anyone actually mean it? Aren’t you actually hoping the ex- quietly withers within a life of misery and solitude? My review of The Gina Furtado Project’s I Hope You Have a Good Life is published at Country Standard Time. Furtado, most recently of Chris… Continue reading The Gina Furtado Project- I Hope You Have a Good Life review

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Sideline- Breaks to the Edge review

Sideline Breaks to the Edge Mountain Home SidelineBG.com Having started to fill side gigs during bluegrass shoulder season, Sideline is headed toward a second decade for full-time members Steve Dilling, Jason Moore, and Skip Cherryholmes. Unfortunately, their sidemen roster has proven to be significantly less stable. Breaks to the Edge was recorded with Troy Boone… Continue reading Sideline- Breaks to the Edge review

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Ronnie Bowman- Ronnie Bowman review

Ronnie Bowman Ronnie Bowman EMG I’ll be the first to admit Ronnie Bowman is a polarizing bluegrass figure. While his bona fides are without question—he had been recognized for his talents as IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times before 2000—and he is always in demand for guest vocalist duties, there are some who… Continue reading Ronnie Bowman- Ronnie Bowman review

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