REVIEW: The Lone Bellow’s “Half Moon Light” Is A Testament To Their Ever Growing Greatness And Storytelling Ability

While it has always been hard to pigeonhole the sound of Nashville’s The Lone Bellow with their eclectic mix that spans the American musical lexicon, that just got even harder to do as their latest album, Half Moon Light (Dualtone), finds the core trio of Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, and Brian Elmquist growing artistically […]

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REVIEW: Jeremiah Johnson’s “Heavens to Betsy” Has An Abundance of Style

The St. Louis-based Jeremiah Johnson’s new 12-track kicks off with a good southern-fried track punctuated by some punchy sax (Frank Bauer) & Jeremiah’s roller-coaster lead guitar. “White Lightning,” has that tradition of Ohio’s J.D. Blackfoot (“The Ultimate Prophecy”) but lacks his dynamic commanding voice. But — Jeremiah has character & good tonality in his own […]

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REVIEW: Dom Flemons’ “Prospect Hill – The American Songster Omnibus” is Rich Blend of Americana Old-Time Music

Phoenix, Arizona’s Dom Flemons, a multi-instrumentalist vocalist & writer — is a unique musical personality. Part Leon Redbone, part Keb’ Mo & part Dom Flemons himself. Among his talents is a rich blend of Americana old-time music, Piedmont blues (like Blind Willie McTell), & neotraditional country (C&W – George Jones). Known as the “American Songster,” […]

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REVIEW: The Masterson’s “No Time For Love Songs” Will Ease Your Pains

Singer-songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, long-time touring members of Steve Earle’s The Dukes, and marital musical duo are The Mastersons. Their latest record, No Time for Love Songs, is out March 6th via Red House Records. Recorded with Shooter Jennings at LA’s Sunset Sound and engineered and mixed by Ryan Freeland, No Time for […]

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