Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review

Buck Owen and the Buckaroos The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 Omnivore Records Buck Owens scored somewhere around forty Top 10 Country Singles up to 1971; nineteen of those went to Number One. He was arguably the most successful country music artist during the 1960s, creating an industry built around his Bakersfield Sound. Most of the… Continue reading Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review

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Marty Brown- American Highway review

Marty Brown American Highway Plowboy Records Sometimes one needs a reminder: country music, roots music, Americana: it doesn’t have to be rocket surgery. Sometimes you just want to cruise along to an album of good-time sounding music. Marty Brown’s new one would be a fine place to start! The list of ‘next big things’ in… Continue reading Marty Brown- American Highway review

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Chad Richard- Worthy Cause review

Chad Richard Worthy Cause ChadRichardSongs.com With a soulful country voice reminiscent of both Chris Stapleton (“Right Now” and “Worthy Cause,” just two songs where he gets especially pensive and low-nsome) and the elevated backwoods poetry favoured by Darrell Scott (“German Angel”: “limestone walls over streets of gold”), Chad Richard [REE-shard, y’all] has released a memorable… Continue reading Chad Richard- Worthy Cause review

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Peter Cooper- Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride book review

A singer-songwriter named Eric Burton sings, “I’m living through these songs.” Reading Peter Cooper’s Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride, this lyric from “Guy Clark” came to mind more than once. Country music is as much about the connection the listener makes with the singer and songs as it is about the lyrics or melody of… Continue reading Peter Cooper- Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride book review

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Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews

Buck Owens- On the Bandstand Buck Owens & His Buckaroos- Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat Sundazed Music These were among the albums to establish Buck Owens and His Buckaroos as genuine country stars, capable and consistent hit-makers who could draw crowds, demand airplay, and move vinyl; as the liner notes of the second album… Continue reading Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews

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Three terrific roots albums that got away in 2018

Ray Bonneville At King Electric Stonefly Records Ray Bonneville can be counted upon to deliver albums of uncluttered, lyric-driven blues. He has been doing it since long before I started paying attention, and one hopes he will continue for years still to come. His latest, a set of eleven original, southern-influenced compositions, is every bit… Continue reading Three terrific roots albums that got away in 2018

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Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys- Pickup Cowboy review

JonathanByrd & the Pickup Cowboys PickupCowboy With this concise slice of retro-modern country music, North Carolina folk/Americana veteran Jonathan Byrd turns the clock back about three years, before the vagrancies of reality impinged upon best laid plans. Inspired by a ‘humble badass’ ethos, The Pickup Cowboys—Byrd (guitar, Rhodes, percussion), Johnny Waken (guitar, mandolin, organ, piano,… Continue reading Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys- Pickup Cowboy review

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