REVIEW: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors’ “Dragons” is a Diverse Stroll with Wonderful Phrases

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors’ Dragons exists somewhat in a Mark Germino, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller structure & in the case of “End of the World,” a little Hootie & the Blowfish with their confection of melody & energy. With their Aug. 16th Dragons (Thirty Tigers) – the band unleashes a nice diverse stroll through adept […]

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REVIEW: Beth Bombara’s “Evergreen” is Diverse and Optimistic

Evergreen releases Aug. 9 — is the 6th for Americana-roots-songwriter Beth Bombara. It has moments of tequila strength (“I Only Cry When I’m Alone”), sweet wine (“Anymore”), & watered-down whiskey (“Criminal Tongue”). Now that sounds like a dig, but I’ll wear kid gloves. Good efficient ideas, performance skills, production & band circuitry are at her […]

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REVIEW: Steve Goodman’s “Unfinished Business” will Thrill Aficionados

  August 9th the late singer-songwriter Steve Goodman’s 2 posthumous LPs (Santa Ana Winds & Unfinished Business) will release in expanded reissues on Omnivore Records. With Unfinished Business, this may be more of a collection suited best for aficionados & loyalists though new fans could find something to like since it’s filled with Goodman personality. […]

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