REVIEW: Marcus King’s “El Dorado” is Neo-Soul Country Blues Fix

With a voice of a soul singer and country instrumentations, 23 year old Marcus King showcases his skills on El Dorado (Fantasy Recordings) with streamlined songwriting and precise performance. Recorded at Nashville’s Easy Eye Studios and produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, El Dorado is available now. Album opener, “Young Man’s Dream” paints a […]

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REVIEW: H.R. Gertner’s “Sink or Swim” is Vivid Imagery and Countrified Philosophy

Last year, in a review of H.R. Gertner’s Two Dimes for a Nickel, I called the Florida singer-songwriter’s dirtbag brand of folk poetry “Trailer Park Shakespeare.” In his newest release Sink or Swim, we see a gentler and more refined Gertner – one who isn’t singing about meth head ex-girlfriends or apologizing for waking up […]

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REVIEW: Dustbowl Revival’s “Is It You, Is It Me?” Sharpens Their Genre Blending Sound

With the timely 2020 release of Is It You, Is It Me?, Dustbowl Revival sharpens their genre blending sound, while simultaneously mastering a defined message for the turning of this uncommon era.  Recorded in a flash two-week studio session, Is It You, Is It Me? looks deeply into the seminal, collective consciousness of today. And […]

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