REVIEW: On “Complicated Mess,” Doug Deming Proves He’s a Versatile Bluesman

I’ve written before that the intersection between blues and Americana is difficult to define. Florida Gulf Coast resident Doug Deming’s highly enjoyable new album, Complicated Mess (Ellersoul Records), stands at that intersection. Deming, the 2013 winner of the recipient of the Blues Blast Music Awards’ Sean Costello Rising Star Award, bases his guitar-driven blues on […]

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REVIEW: The Chairman Dances’ “Child of My Sorrow” is Intelligent, Well-Composed Indie Rock

If you’re looking for a change of pace from the Americana bubble, The Chairman Dances makes exciting indie rock with innovative lyrical structures. On Child of My Sorrow, songwriter Eric Krewson frequently abandons traditional verse structure, instead writing many of his songs in the form of paragraphs. Thus, Krewson’s songs, rather than taking the more […]

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