American Aquarium

Show Review: American Aquarium at Jones Assembly 7/18

  American Aquarium — Jones Assembly Live music is back, hallelujah, hallelujah! How do I know? Last week saw American Aquarium triumphantly return to OKC for a Sunday barn burner of a show. We all know the pandemic related shutdowns were hard on all aspects of the music community, and especially tough on those artists […]

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WoodyFest

Show Review: WoodyFest 2021

The 23rd annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival was held this past week, July 14th -18th in its rightful location, Woody’s hometown of Okemah, OK. You see, last year’s virtual festival (you can revisit it here: https://americanahighways.org/2020/07/17/show-review-woody-guthrie-festival-2020-virtually-was-a-celebration/ ) was really spectacular. Actually, it was one of the best virtual events I covered. But still, and understandably, […]

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REVIEW: The Grateful Dead’s reissues of “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” are Impeccable

In late summer and early fall, Rhino Records along with the Grateful Dead have re-issued Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, two quintessential recordings as 50th Anniversary editions, both lovingly re-mastered and expanded with corresponding live performances. It’s difficult to discuss one without the other, so rather than split them, I waited until both of my […]

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