REVIEW: “The Living:1982” Is Pure American Rock and Roll

  For me, musically speaking there is nothing more Americana or American (when it comes to music, the words are interchangeable to me) than a group of young musicians grabbing a microphone, a guitar, a bass, and a drum kit and going into a basement or a garage and trying to bang out the music […]

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REVIEW: DL Rossi’s “Lonesome Kind” Is A Brilliant Melding Of Folk, Country, And Pop

  Underneath the surface of the ten songs on singer-songwriter DL Rossi’s new album Lonesome Kind is a simmering and slow-burning intensity that takes the listener on a fascinating, mesmerizing, and ultimately emotional musical journey. In a superlative songwriting fashion, Rossi displays a tough-minded optimism on his creations on this record that is simultaneously rooted […]

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INTERVIEW: Alice Wallace And Caitlin Cannon Of Side Pony Talk About Their Songwriting And Future Plans

  Upon the occasion of the two emerging Americana artists Alice Wallace and Caitlin Cannon forming their new band Side Pony together and releasing their first single “Lucky Break” off of their upcoming debut album in October, I  recently had the good fortune of being able to interview these two charismatic Nashville based songwriters about […]

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REVIEW: Tower Of Power Further Cements Their Stature As All-Time Greats With “50 Years Of Funk & Soul: Live At The Fox Theater”

  If one were to look at the entire American musical spectrum and start to list the most influential bands of the last half-century, one would be hard-pressed to find one more influential than the multi-racial Oakland-based powerhouse of a group known as Tower of Power.  Formed in 1968, the band’s energetic and invigorating mixture […]

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