Music Reviews: Dion’s ‘Blues with Friends,’ Plus the Harmed Brothers, Nate Lee, and Darlin’ Brando

By Jeff Burger If you’re surprised to see a blues album from Dion, you haven’t been paying attention. Yes, he is primarily known for his wonderful early-rock-era records with and without the Belmonts, but even in those days he delivered a smattering of blues tracks. And since then, Dion has periodically dipped into a blues […]

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Music Reviews: Teddy Thompson, Bessie Jones, Joe Ely, G.F. Patrick, Gravel & Grace…and an Elliott Murphy Film

Teddy Thompson, Heartbreaker Please. Teddy Thompson appears to have spent much of the past few years producing other artists (including the auspicious young country singer/songwriter Dori Freeman). Now, however, he’s back to making albums of his own, which is welcome news indeed. This sixth solo record, his first since 2016, features 10 tunes, all of […]

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