REVIEW: Russ Tolman’s “Goodbye El Dorado” Mines Originality

I was familiar with Russ Tolman when he played with the 80’s band True West and became more curious with his solo work. Particularly his 1990 LP – Goodbye Joe. On it, an incredible little catchy melodic rocker called “Marla Jane” infected my ears. Since then, Russ released many LPs and 2019 finds Russ with […]

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REVIEW: The Infamous Stringdusters’ “Rise Sun” is Modern Without Loss of Traditional Richness

The Infamous Stringdusters – Rise Sun – Tape Time Records Blue? Depressed? Moody? Nothing to do? Allow me to prescribe the new 5-member Grammy-Award winning Infamous Stringdusters bluegrass-rock album Rise Sun – their 9th. Today I felt under the weather and this 13-track album, released April 5th — really perked me up. Right from the […]

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REVIEW: Emily Duff’s “Hallelujah Hello” is Hot and Swampy

Eighteen contributors participated in this new 12-track effort by the redoubtable NY singer-songwriter/acoustic guitarist Emily Duff. Ms. Duff took her songs to producer John Gifford III for Hallelujah Hello at the legendary Alabama FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. Emily wisely invested her new LP with a reliable historical studio and it’s obvious. An immediate knockout intro to the title […]

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