Jake Xerxes Fussell

REVIEW: Jake Xerxes Fussell “Good and Green Again”

Jake Xerxes Fussell — Good and Green Again Good and Green Again finds Jake Xerxes Fussell expanding on well-established terrain without hoeing the same old row time and again. At the heart of Fussell’s mix of unearthed interpretations and instrumental originals, is his simple yet seductive delivery. Fussell’s vocal and guitar carry the water on […]

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Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows, Vol 1 & 2

REVIEW: Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 1 & 2

Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 1 & 2 (Oh Boy Records) Tribute albums can be tricky. Balancing reverence for a legend’s catalogue and style with an individual artist’s interpretation is never easy. Sometimes performers hesitate to take chances resulting in uninspired results. Other times performers twist the material so far it […]

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Taylor Rae

REVIEW: Taylor Rae “Mad Twenties”

Taylor Rae – Mad Twenties On Mad Twenties, Taylor Rae presents an uneven yet triumphant album. “Never Gonna Do” bristles with nearly unbridled energy with an arrangement reminiscent of Larry Campbell’s approach to Levon Helm’s solo work, “Something Familiar” combines mellow guitar and poignant piano over longing lyrics delivered with casual confidence, and “Forgiveness” embraces […]

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