Music Reviews: Three Stops at the Doo-wop Shop, Plus Maia Sharp and Ted Russell Kamp

Rock has experienced many phases over the decades but to these ears none more lovable than one of its earliest: doo-wop, the harmony-vocal-based music that helped to bridge the gap from 40s R&B to 50s rock and pop. If you were born too late to experience this genre in its prime, you should get acquainted […]

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Grooves & Cuts: March 2021

GROOVES & CUTS – John Apice When it comes to Americana-Roots-Alt/Country music one of the elements I find in disfavor is the introduction of unnecessary electronics, synthesizers & techno embellishments. Also, many submissions received — are not Americana, roots, folk, soul, blues, jazz, bluegrass, or alt-country. I sadly have to pass on many viable artists in […]

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Music Reviews & More: Hope Dunbar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wild & Blue, the Dinallos, and Allen Ginsberg

Hope Dunbar, Sweetheartland. The second full-length album from Nebraska-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Hope Dunbar pairs her passionate vocals with nine memorable original tunes that come loaded with quotable lyrics. The full-band backup on this follow-up to 2017’s Three Black Crowsincorporates acoustic, electric, bass, and slide guitars plus banjo, harmonica, lap steel, keyboards, dobro, drums, and several background […]

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