Music Reviews: Box Sets Celebrate Cat Stevens’s ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ 

    Folk/pop singer/songwriter Cat Stevens famously walked away from the music business in 1978, but that wasn’t his first career turning point. (Nor was it his last; he has returned to making records in recent years.) The British artist—born Steven Georgiou and known as Yusuf Islam since his conversion to the Muslim faith—achieved some […]

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Videos: JRTheBand “Rocketship”

JRtheBand’s new video for the song “Rocketship” is a top notch, high class production.   It features soaring drone footage of Four Peaks, Arizona by Carson Cloud (Cloud 9 Imaging — @thecarsoncloud on Instagram), along with the upward spiraling song and its message. Breathtaking footage taken with precision drone videography heightens the emotion of an already […]

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REVIEW: Ghalia Volt’s “One Woman Band” is Dirt Road Blues

I have reviewed in the past some well-polished Americana-country-folk-roots artists from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Australia, & New Zealand (Donna Dean) among others. Steppenwolf’s legendary lead vocalist John Kay (excellent acoustic LPs) is German. Milan, Italy’s Eugenio Finardi has released many LPs but one – an all-English blues LP “Anima Blues” charted in Texas. That brings […]

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Song Premiere: Tamar Berk “Better Off Meditating”

Americana Highways presents this premiere of Tamar Berk’s song “Better Off Meditating.”  “Better Off Meditating” is from Berk’s forthcoming debut album The Restless Dreams of Youth.   The album was mixed by Sean O’Keefe (Fallout Boy, Rachel Yamagata, Plain White T’s, Motion City Soundtrack) and recorded by Matt Thompson (Maita, The Hague) to help record. Matt Walker (Morrissey, […]

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