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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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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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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The Smoke Wagon Blues Band- The Ballad of Albert Johnson review

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band The Ballad of Albert Johnson SmokeWagonBluesBand.com Building upon 25 years of stompin’ blues experience, The Smoke Wagon Blues Band—perhaps Hamilton, Ontario’s most revered blues showband—returns with another slice of swinging, soulful, and energetic music. Having heard about the group for years, and catching the occasional song on the blues shows… Continue reading The Smoke Wagon Blues Band- The Ballad of Albert Johnson review

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Johnny & the Mongrels- Creole Skies review

Johnny & the Mongrels Creole Skies JohnnyAndTheMongrels.com I’ve been suffering from writer’s block this summer. No matter how good the music I am hearing, I have not been terribly interested in writing about it. I’m sure that is bound to happen after twenty-some years of pushing uphill on the outskirts of the roots world, but… Continue reading Johnny & the Mongrels- Creole Skies review

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High Fidelity- Banjo Player’s Blues review

High Fidelity Banjo Player’s Blues Rebel Records Capsule: Bluegrass music performed to the highest level by youthful revisionists. Paragraph to get to the point: When the history of bluegrass music is discussed, it is largely done so from a male perspective. The IBMA’s own Hall of Fame (previously Hall of Honor) is just one piece… Continue reading High Fidelity- Banjo Player’s Blues review

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