Garrett Wieland- What Keeps The Heart Afloat review

Garrett Wieland What Keeps the Heart Afloat GarrettWielandMusic.com On these pages, I have frequently welcomed the receipt of music from those with whom I was not previously familiar. Add to the list Garrett Wieland. Each time I begin to seriously consider dropping my Roots Music Opinion pencil for the last time—most recently these last three… Continue reading Garrett Wieland- What Keeps The Heart Afloat review

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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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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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Adam Carroll- I Walked in Them Shoes review

Adam Carroll I Walked in Them Shoes http://www.AdamCarroll.com We haven’t heard a new Townes Van Zandt album in too many years; we won’t again, of course. But there is no shortage of troubadours—Texans and otherwise—who learned the art listening to and emulating him, and Guy Clark, Eric Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen, Tom Russell,… Continue reading Adam Carroll- I Walked in Them Shoes review

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Dale Watson- El Rancho Azul review

I’ve been going through a heavy Dale Watson phase recently; almost every day this month I’ve had a dose of the Texan’s music. I’ve written about him before, including upon the release of The Sun Sessions, his first Red House album. Long a favourite, Watson hasn’t disappointed to date. Whether singing honky tonk originals, neo-western swing, Memphis-Sun… Continue reading Dale Watson- El Rancho Azul review

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