REVIEW: Chuck Mead’s “Close to Home” is Old-Fashioned Rock ‘n Roll

I wait for artists like this – someone who modernizes the traditional rock & roll heart & polishes it to a high sheen. I listen to Chuck & hear my blissful listening days of Ohio’s Donnie Iris, high haired Robert Gordon, a tinge of Robert Hazard, Dylan with singing lessons Mason Ruffner, Americana’s original Don […]

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REVIEW: Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds’ “Honey’s Fury” is Rock n Roll Aflame

Southern Alabama’s Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds’ Honey’s Fury is an album 4-years’ in the making — & features 12 diversified swamp pop songs. Members have been associated with other well-known artists through their careers. Many colorful words have been used to describe their talents. But this LP is driven by Molly Thomas (acoustic guitar, […]

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REVIEW: “Tim Buchanan With Dusk – …And on His Own”

With the first notes the opener “Grinnin’” from Wisconsin’s Tim Buchanan with Dusk … And on His Own (Cutch of Memory Enterprises) starts a 9-track LP that sounds promising in the spirit of country-rock innovator Gram Parsons. However, the majority of this collaboration is evident only here. Tim, rhythm/lead guitar/vocal; Amos Pitsch, bass; Tyler Ditter, lead/rhythm guitar; […]

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REVIEW: The Felice Brothers’ “Undress” Tackles Current Events With Finesse

It’s not often I hear a pop-oriented band of young musician’s tackle politics lyrically and with finesse. With no fear of addressing current events this group drapes it all in a cross between Beatlesque arrangements, Bob Dylan early 60’s political lyrical settings with words not ordinarily pop lyrical. The creativity on the opening track “Undress,” […]

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