Susan Gibson- The Hard Stuff review

Susan Gibson The Hard Stuff SusanGibson.com She wrote one of the biggest country songs of the last quarter century, but most of us are still unfamiliar with Susan Gibson. “Wide Open Spaces” hit #1, is among the Dixie Chicks’ signature songs, and—while obviously great—quite frankly isn’t even Susan Gibson’s best song. That distinction may go… Continue reading Susan Gibson- The Hard Stuff review

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Terri Hendrix- Talk to a Human & Who Is Ann? reviews

Venerable Texas musician and songwriter Terri Hendrix has explored various aspects of her chosen art over the twenty years since she first came to my attention with Places In Between. Most recently she has been focused upon examining human connection through a series of releases, Project 5. The latest installments, Talk To A Human (a… Continue reading Terri Hendrix- Talk to a Human & Who Is Ann? reviews

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Mark Cline Bates- King of the Crows review

Mark Cline Bates King of the Crows MarkClineBates.com The roads navigated by the independent singer-songwriter are as unique as the individual. Mark Cline Bates’ journey has extended from West Virginia to California and back, a jazz scholarship, the West Virginian Police Academy, Mountain Stage, and one imagines a bunch of gigs and studios lost in… Continue reading Mark Cline Bates- King of the Crows review

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David G. Smith- Who Cares review

David G. Smith Who Cares DavidGSmithMusic.com Songwriters are a different breed, we know. Where many of us observe through cliché and personal viewpoint, the lyrical songwriter perceives via meter and rhyme, turn the expected upside-down, and provide witness to that which hides. On previous albums within my collection, including Non-Fiction and First Love, Iowan David… Continue reading David G. Smith- Who Cares review

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Chris & Adam Carroll- Good Farmer review

Chris & Adam Carroll Good Farmer AdamCarroll.com ChrisCarrollSongs.com What makes a good farmer?Patience.A work ethic superseding common sense.An appreciation for silence.And trees.A soft touch from harden hands. And heart.Pragmatism. After completing this list, truly stream of conscious and not realizing where it was going, I discovered I had just described a good songwriter. A pair… Continue reading Chris & Adam Carroll- Good Farmer review

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Jessica Heine- Goodbye Party review

Jessica Heine Goodbye Party Fallen Tree Records http://www.JessicaHeine.com A long time ago, I had many favourite Alberta singer-songwriters who just happened to be female. Some have fallen off my radar (Jennifer Gibson, and many whose names have faded in memory), while several—Jane Hawley, Ruth Purves Smith, and Maria Dunn, to recall three—remain in regular rotation… Continue reading Jessica Heine- Goodbye Party review

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Grover Anderson Is The Frontman- review

Grover AndersonThe FrontmanGroverAnderson.com As I write, The Frontman is playing in my office, rain cascading down the window panes as a gray, spring storm holds steady. I am surrounded by the sounds of a school building slowly coming back to life, but the intensity of the recording holds me from tasks this early morning. I… Continue reading Grover Anderson Is The Frontman- review

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