Show Review: Josh Ritter and Amanda Shires Played Standouts on Big Four Lawn in Louisville

When I travel, I try to see if any of my favorite artists are playing in the city I’m visiting. Usually, my luck runs cold, as I miss shows by a day here or two days there. So imagine my surprise when I learned Josh Ritter and Amanda Shires were playing while I was In […]

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Three Reasons to Take Another Stroll Down Abbey Road, Plus Dori Freeman, Daniel Martin Moore, and Jason James

Abbey Road—the Beatles’ final studio project, issued before but recorded mostly after Let It Be—opens with a John Lennon song called “Come Together.” In fact, though, the group was coming apart. Six days before the album’s Sept. 26, 1969 release, Lennon privately told his bandmates he was leaving, and Paul McCartney publicly quit the foursome […]

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REVIEW: Linda McRae’s “Going to the Well” Peels Back the Skin of Truth

Through years of reviews, I heard many artists who went nowhere though they were indeed talented. But they didn’t have enough passion or weren’t committed. Proficient musicians with no songs, or, had songs but no voice, musicians that could play — but could only imitate. Then there are artists who are engaging, challenging, satisfying & consistently […]

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